Boeing Classic R1

Fred Funk takes lead with 64

August 23-25
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, WA
$2,100,000
Round 2, Round 3


Fred Funk shot an 8-under 64 and held a one-shot lead over hometown favorite Fred Couples after the first round of the Boeing Classic on Friday.


Starting on the back nine at Snoqualmie Ridge, Funk birdied four of his first five holes and turned in 31. He made his only bogey on the par-4 fourth, but rebounded with two more birdies.

Funk hasn’t finished higher than a tie for 22nd this season and Friday’s round was his lowest since 2016. Funk hasn’t won a PGA Tour Champions event since 2014.

The 63-year-old nearly shot his age.

”I’m just going to enjoy tonight and worry about tomorrow and Sunday when they come around,” Funk said. ”If I can keep giving myself opportunities, that would be a lot of fun. And keep that putter, man, my putter was beautiful today. That was great.”

Winning just a short drive from where he grew up in Seattle has been a goal for Couples since he started playing in the Boeing Classic. Couples has three third-place finishes in the event, the last in 2015.


Couples has sometimes gotten off to slow starts in the tournament but played flawlessly on Friday. He made three birdies on the front nine and ran off four birdies in a row starting on the par-3 13th. Couples missed a chance to tie the lead when his second shot on the par-5 18th found a greenside bunker and he failed to get up-and-down.

Couples finished second last week at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open and said he played there in part to get ready for this week.

”I did go there so I would be a little more prepared and I think it’s paid off,” Couples said. ”I really do like this course; just a lot of times I come up here with so much time off that I shoot 71 or 72 and you can’t do that on this tour. You’ve got to really shoot in the 60s the first day and work your way up there.”

Two-time champion Bernhard Langer, Doug Garwood, Jeff Maggert, Paul Broadhurst and Stephen Leaney were all two shots back.

Defending champion Scott Parel and Scott McCarron – the leader in the Charles Schwab Cup points race – both shot 69.


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DP World Tour Rankings

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Fred Funk
-8
64
2
Fred Couples
-7
65
T3
Doug Garwood
-6
66
T3
Jeff Maggert
-6
66
T3
Bernhard Langer
-6
66
T3
Paul Broadhurst
-6
66
T3
Stephen Leaney
-6
66
T8
Gene Sauers
-5
67
T8
Jerry Kelly
-5
67
T8
Retief Goosen
-5
67
T8
Mark O’Meara
-5
67
T12
Kent Jones
-4
68
T12
Ken Duke
-4
68
T12
Greg Kraft
-4
68
T12
Kirk Triplett
-4
68
T12
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
68
T12
Duffy Waldorf
-4
68
T18
David Frost
-3
69
T18
Tom Gillis
-3
69
T18
John Huston
-3
69
T18
Russ Cochran
-3
69
T18
Glen Day
-3
69
T18
Brandt Jobe
-3
69
T18
Woody Austin
-3
69
T18
Scott McCarron
-3
69
T18
Colin Montgomerie
-3
69
T18
Steve Flesch
-3
69
T18
Scott Parel
-3
69
T18
Paul Goydos
-3
69
T18
Joe Durant
-3
69
T18
Marco Dawson
-3
69
T18
Cliff Kresge
-3
69
T18
Tommy Tolles
-3
69
T18
Dave Cunningham
-3
69
T18
David McKenzie
-3
69
T36
Larry Mize
-2
70
T36
Olin Browne
-2
70
T36
Wes Short, Jr.
-2
70
T36
Tim Petrovic
-2
70
T36
Michael Allen
-2
70
T36
Darren Clarke
-2
70
T36
David Toms
-2
70
T36
Davis Love III
-2
70
T36
Stephen Ames
-2
70
T36
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-2
70
T46
Tommy Armour III
-1
71
T46
Lee Janzen
-1
71
T46
Bob Estes
-1
71
T46
Joey Sindelar
-1
71
T46
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
T46
Billy Andrade
-1
71
T46
Kevin Sutherland
-1
71
T46
Gibby Gilbert III
-1
71
T46
Brian Mogg
-1
71
T55
Dudley Hart
E
72
T55
Skip Kendall
E
72
T55
Billy Mayfair
E
72
T55
Ken Tanigawa
E
72
T55
Vijay Singh
E
72
T60
Shaun Micheel
1
73
T60
Brad Bryant
1
73
T60
Steve Jones
1
73
T60
Willie Wood
1
73
T60
Jeff Sluman
1
73
T60
Esteban Toledo
1
73
T60
David Morland IV
1
73
T67
Gary Hallberg
2
74
T67
Chris DiMarco
2
74
T67
Michael Bradley
2
74
T67
Jerry Smith
2
74
T67
Rocco Mediate
2
74
T67
Bart Bryant
2
74
T73
Robert Gamez
3
75
T73
Mark Brooks
3
75
T73
Dan Forsman
3
75
76
John Daly
5
77
77
Tom Byrum
6
78
78
Robert Rannow
10
82