Albertsons Boise Open
|Established||1990, 26 years ago|
|Course(s)||Hillcrest Country Club|
|Length||6,726 yards (6,150 m)|
|Prize fund||$1.0 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||256 Martin Piller|
|To par||−28 as above|
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is a professional golf tournament on the Web.com Tour, played annually at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho. Held in mid-September for its first 23 years, the new September playoff schedule of the Web.com Tour in 2013 moved the Boise event up to late July. The event has been moved back to mid-September for 2016, as it is now part of the Web.com Tour Finals.
The Boise Open has been played every year since 1990, the first year of the tour, then known as the Ben Hogan Tour. It is one of four original tournaments on the current schedule. Future notable names in the top 20 that first year were Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jeff Maggert, and Stephen Ames.
Golf has been played on the site since the 1920s, originally named Idaho Country Club. Established in 1940, Hillcrest Country Club has been the only home of the tournament since its inception. The Boise Open was a 54-hole tournament for its first six years, a fourth round was added in 1996.
The 2003 event featured 13-year-old Michelle Wie, the youngest ever to play on the tour.
Chris Tidland shot 264 (−20) to win by four strokes in 2008; Fran Quinn shot 270 (−14) in 2009 with a birdie on the final hole to edge third round leader Blake Adams by a single stroke. Hunter Haas shot 263 (−21) in 2010 to win by one stroke over Daniel Summerhays.
In the 2015 event, retired Army Corporal Chad Pfeifer became the first veteran amputee to play on the Web.com Tour. Pfeifer lost his left leg in a 2007 explosion and earned entry through a sponsor exemption. He missed the cut.
Albertsons, a major supermarket retailer in the western U.S., has been the title sponsor since 2002. The grocery chain was founded 77 years ago by Joe Albertson in 1939 in Boise, and the company was headquartered in the city until 2006, when it was acquired by Supervalu of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company has committed to sponsorship of the tournament through 2016.
- The nines are switched for the members, who play the original nine holes (north) first.
- The elevation at the clubhouse is approximately 2,800 feet (850 m) above sea level.
|Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco|
|2016||Sep 15–18||Michael Thompson||261||−23||3 strokes||1,000,000||180,000|
|Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft|
|2015||Jul 9–12||Martin Piller||256||−28||6 strokes||800,000||144,000|
|2014||Jul 17–20||Steve Wheatcroft||260||−24||Playoff||800,000||144,000|
|2013||Jul 25–28||Kevin Tway||261||−23||Playoff||775,000||139,500|
|2012||Sep 13–16||Luke Guthrie||262||−22||4 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|2011||Sep 15–18||Jason Kokrak||266||−18||2 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|2010||Sep 16–19||Hunter Haas||263||−21||1 stroke||725,000||130,500|
|2009||Sep 17–20||Fran Quinn||270||−14||1 stroke||725,000||130,500|
|2008||Sep 18–21||Chris Tidland||264||−20||4 strokes||725,000||130,500|
|Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health|
|2007||Sep 20–23||Jon Mills||263||−21||3 strokes||675,000||121,500|
|2006||Sep 14–17||Kevin Stadler||264||−20||1 stroke||650,000||117,000|
|2005||Sep 22–25||Greg Chalmers||269||−15||Playoff||650,000||117,000|
|Albertsons Boise Open|
|2004||Sep 23–26||Scott Gump||270||−14||2 strokes||600,000||108,000|
|2003||Sep 18–21||Roger Tambellini||267||−17||6 strokes||600,000||108,000|
|2002||Sep 19–22||Jason Gore||273||−11||2 strokes||575,000||103,500|
|Buy.com Boise Open|
|2001||Sep 20–23||Michael Long||270||−14||1 stroke||560,000||100,800|
|2000||Sep 21–24||Tim Clark||269||−15||6 strokes||560,000||100,800|
|Nike Boise Open|
|1999||Sep 16–19||Carl Paulson||266||−18||4 strokes||325,000||58,500|
|1998||Sep 17–20||Mike Sposa||265||−19||2 strokes||300,000||54,000|
|1997||Sep 18–21||Iain Steel||267||−17||3 strokes||275,000||49,500|
|1996||Sep 19–22||Matt Gogel||270||−14||1 stroke||250,000||45,000|
|1995||Sep 22–24||Frank Lickliter||200||−13||1 stroke||250,000||45,000|
|1994||Sep 16–18||Keith Fergus||198||−15||Playoff||200,000||36,000|
|1993||Sep 17–19||Tommy Moore||199||−14||3 strokes||200,000||36,000|
|Ben Hogan Boise Open|
|1992||Sep 18–20||Jaime Gomez||202||−11||1 stroke||150,000||30,000|
|1991||Sep 13–15||Russell Beiersdorf||202||−11||Playoff||125,000||25,000|
|1990||Sep 21–23||Ricky Smallridge||199||−14||3 strokes||100,000||20,000|
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- "Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft extended through 2016". PGA Tour. April 22, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
- "Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho". Acme Mapper. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- "Albertsons Boise Open – Past Winners". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
- Official website
- Coverage on the Web.com Tour's official site
- Hillcrest Country Club - official site