Boise Open is underway

Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2020-08-15 21:11:51-04

BOISE, Idaho — It's just a couple day's until Hillcrest Country Club will come alive as the Boise Open returns for the 27th time, this year the stakes are even higher as some of golf’s best make their way to the City of Trees.

The tournament will welcome more than 130 golfers all eyeing a purse of one million dollars with first place taking home 180,000 dollars and this year with the tournament pushed back to September the course will become even tougher to play.

"We're back in September so it's a lot cooler and everyone that I've talked to around town is super excited about that.  the golf course can be prepared much better than it can in July they can get the greens really hard they can rule the rough much better to make it more competitive for the guys playing," said, Boise Open Tournament Director David Babcock.

This year because it's the final leg of the Web.Com Tour The Boise Open will showcase the Top 75 players from Web.Com and The Players ranked number 126 to 200 on the PGA Tour.

"The field is much better than it's ever been and we are just thrilled the weather is going to be perfect that's the biggest change for sure it's very exciting," said, Babcock.

Along with great golf, the four-day tournament also does a fair share of charity by teaming up with Albertson’s the tourney as eclipsed over 19 million dollars.

"Since the inception of the tournament starting back in 1990 charity has been a huge focus of Albertsons and it’s one of the main reasons to do this event.  This year if we're lucky we're going to get over 20 million going to charity," said, Babcock.

The Boise Open will tee-off this Thursday and you’re unable to make it to all four rounds it will be broadcasted on the Golf Channel and tickets are just 15 dollars.  Parking is free with a shuttle from the airport economy lot at Victory and Orchard.