The PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour honored the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz as the 2018 Web.com Tour Tournament of the Year. The tournament annually marks the conclusion of the Web.com Tour regular season at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
“The WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz has been one of the Web.com Tour’s premier events over the last five years and we’re honored to name it as our 2018 Tournament of the Year, as voted by our players and staff. Jeff Sanders and his team have created an incredible experience for Pro-Am participants and fans while forming a meaningful charitable footprint in the greater Portland community with nearly $6 million in donations to charity,” said Web.com Tour President Dan Glod. “Our players look forward to competing on one of the game’s storied venues each August in Pumpkin Ridge’s Witch Hollow Course, and the Sunday drama with PGA TOUR cards on the line annually creates a one-of-a kind atmosphere.”
The 2018 tournament raised a record $1.4 Million for charity bringing the five-year total to nearly $6 million. ‘The Grove,’ located alongside the par-3 12th hole featured local breweries, wineries and one of the most scenic views on the course. Sunday featured ‘Breakfast at Pumpkin Ridge,’ complimentary to all Sunday ticket holders and with views of the practice putting green as players readied for their final rounds.
“We are proud to receive this award on behalf of our Title Sponsor, WinCo Foods. The honor of being named Tournament of the Year on the Web.Com TOUR by the PGA TOUR is extremely gratifying and is shared by everyone who contributes to the events success,” said WinCo Foods Portland Open Executive Director Jeff Sanders.
“The WinCo Foods Portland Open tournament is as important to local non-profits and our community as it is to the 25 players earning their PGA TOUR cards. Thanks to our amazing title sponsor WinCo Foods, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, our loyal volunteers and all of our outstanding sponsors and media partners we were able to raise a record $1.4 million for Charities.”
Next August the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz returns to Pumpkin Ridge for the sixth consecutive year. 25 PGA TOUR cards will once again be on the line as 156 of the game’s most promising stars make their way to the Pacific Northwest. 2019 dates are August 8-11. For more information visit WinCoGolf.com.