|Location||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|Length||6,476 yards (5,922 m)
|Format||Stroke play – 72 holes|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||199 Annika Sörenstam (2002) - 54 holes
268 Suzann Pettersen (2013) - 72 holes
|To par||−17 Annika Sörenstam (2002) - 54 holes
−28 Suzann Pettersen (2013) - 72 holes
The Portland Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. Founded in 1972, the event takes place every year in the Portland, Oregon area and is the oldest continuous event on the LPGA Tour. Tournament Golf Foundation has managed the tournament since its beginning and also managed the Safeway International tournament on the LPGA Tour.
Proceeds from the tournament are donated to local children's charities; over $15 million has been donated since 1972.
The tournament became a 72-hole event in 2013, after decades at 54 holes.
- 1972: Portland Ladies Classic
- 1973: Portland Ladies Open
- 1974–75: Portland Ladies Classic
- 1976: Portland Classic
- 1977: LPGA National Team Championship
- 1978: Ping Classic Team Championship
- 1979–82: Portland Ping Team Championship
- 1983–85: Portland Ping Championship
- 1986–89: Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
- 1990: Ping-Cellular One Golf Championship
- 1991–94: Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
- 1995: Ping-AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship
- 1996–2000: Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
- 2001–02: Safeway Classic
- 2003–08: Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi
- 2009–13: Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola
- 2014: Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions
The event began in 1972 as the Portland Ladies Classic and was played at the Portland Golf Club (PGC) the first two times. In 1974 the event moved to the Columbia Edgewater Country Club for a single tournament, then back to the Portland Golf Club. From 1977 to 1982 the tournament was an unofficial-money, team event. The tournament returned to the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in 1977, then Riverside Golf & Country Club. Columbia Edgewater, and the PGC, all served as hosts for the tournament until 1990 when Columbia Edgewater started an 18-year run as host. In 1978 Ping became a title sponsor. From 1986 to 1995 Cellular One and AT&T Wireless Services also were title sponsors, and in 1996 Safeway took over as the sole title sponsor. The event was moved up in the LPGA schedule, from September to August, in 2005.
In 2009 the tournament moved to the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club near North Plains, Oregon, and drew a tournament record crowd of 87,800 at the Ghost Creek Course. In 2009 and 2010, the course par was increased to 72 for the tournament, as the ninth hole was modified to a par-5; the result was three consecutive reachable par-5's (8,9, & 10) which slowed the pace of play. In 2011, the eighth hole was lengthened and the ninth was returned to a par-4, resulting in a par-71 course (same as public play). The ninth hole was returned to a par-5 in 2012 for a par-72 layout.
In 2013, the tournament moved back to the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, and expanded to 72 holes, with the purse reduced from $1,500,000 to $1,300,000. Safeway dropped its sponsorship after the 2013 tournament, with Portland-based Cambia Health Solutions becoming the presenting sponsor.
|2014||Aug 28–31||Austin Ernst||274||−14||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,300,000||195,000|
|2013||Aug 29 – Sep 1||Suzann Pettersen||268||−20||2 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,300,000||195,000|
|2012||Aug 17–19||Mika Miyazato||203||−13||2 strokes||Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Cr.)||1,500,000||225,000|
|2011||Aug 19–21||Suzann Pettersen||207||−6||Playoff||Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Cr.)||1,500,000||225,000|
|2010||Aug 20–22||Ai Miyazato||205||−11||2 strokes||Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Cr.)||1,500,000||225,000|
|2009||Aug 28–30||M. J. Hur||203||−13||Playoff||Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Cr.)||1,700,000||255,000|
|2008||Aug 22–24||Cristie Kerr||203||−13||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,700,000||255,000|
|2007||Aug 24–26||Lorena Ochoa||204||−12||5 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,700,000||255,000|
|2006||Aug 18–20||Pat Hurst||206||−10||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C||1,400,000||210,000|
|2005||Aug 19–21||Soo-Yun Kang||201||−15||4 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,400,000||210,000|
|2004||Sep 17–19||Hee-Won Han||207||−9||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,200,000||180,000|
|2003||Sep 26–28||Annika Sörenstam||201||−15||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,200,000||180,000|
|2002||Sep 13–15||Annika Sörenstam||199||−17||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||1,000,000||150,000|
|2001||Tournament canceled because of the September 11 attacks |
|2000||Sep 22–24||Mi Hyun Kim||215||−1||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||800,000||120,000|
|1999||Sep 24–26||Juli Inkster||207||−9||6 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||800,000||120,000|
|1998||Sep 4–6||Danielle Ammaccapane||204||−12||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||600,000||90,000|
|1997||Sep 5–7||Christa Johnson||206||−10||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||550,000||82,500|
|1996||Sep 6–8||Dottie Pepper||202||−14||2 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||550,000||82,500|
|1995||Sep 8–10||Alison Nicholas||207||−9||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||500,000||75,000|
|1994||Sep 9–11||Missie McGeorge||207||−9||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||500,000||75,000|
|1993||Sep 10–12||Donna Andrews||208||−8||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||450,000||67,500|
|1992||Sep 11–13||Nancy Lopez||209||−7||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||450,000||67,500|
|1991||Sep 6–8||Michelle Estill||208||−8||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||400,000||60,000|
|1990||Sep 7–9||Patty Sheehan||208||−8||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||350,000||52,500|
|1989||Sep 8–10||Muffin Spencer-Devlin||214||−2||1 stroke||Riverside G.& C.C.||300,000||45,000|
|1988||Sep 9–11||Betsy King||213||−3||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||250,000||37,500|
|1987||Sep 11–13||Nancy Lopez||210||−6||1 stroke||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||225,000||33,750|
|1986||Sep 5–7||Ayako Okamoto||207||−9||6 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||200,000||30,000|
|1985||Sep 6–8||Nancy Lopez||215||−1||Playoff||Riverside G. & C.C.||175,000||26,250|
|1984||Sep 7–9||Amy Alcott||212||−4||1 stroke||Riverside G. & C.C.||150,000||22,500|
|1983||Sep 9–11||JoAnne Carner||212||−4||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||150,000||22,500|
|Tournament played from 1977 through 1982 as unofficial team event|
|1982||Sep 17–19|| Sandra Haynie &
|196||−20||2 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||120,000||21,600|
|1981||Oct 1–4|| Donna Caponi &
|203||−16||Playoff||Riverside G. & C.C.||120,000||21,000|
|1980||Oct 2–5|| Donna Caponi &
|195||−24||4 strokes||Riverside G. & C.C.||115,000||21,000|
|1979||Sep 14–16|| Nancy Lopez &
Jo Ann Washam
|198||−21||1 stroke||Portland Golf Club||110,000||20,000|
|1978||Sep 22–24|| Donna Caponi &
|203||−16||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||100,000||20,000|
|1977||Sep 16–18|| JoAnne Carner &
|202||−17||Playoff||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||60,000||9,000|
|1976||Sep 17–19||Donna Caponi||217||−2||Playoff||Portland Golf Club||45,000||6,400|
|1975||Sep 19–21||Jo Ann Washam||215||−1||1 stroke||Portland Golf Club||40,000||5,700|
|1974||Sep 27–29||JoAnne Carner||211||−5||2 strokes||Columbia Edgewater C.C.||35,000||5,000|
|1973||Sep 21–23||Kathy Whitworth||144^||−2||2 strokes||Portland Golf Club||30,000||4,500|
|1972||Sep 29 – Oct 1||Kathy Whitworth||212||−7||4 strokes||Portland Golf Club||30,000||3,750|
^ rain-shortened tournament
|2002||Annika Sörenstam||62||−10||2nd||Columbia Edgewater Country Club|
|2003||Beth Daniel||62||−10||1st||Columbia Edgewater Country Club|
|2009||Beth Bader||64||−8||1st||Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Course|
|2010||Ji Young Oh||64||−8||2nd||Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Course|
|2010||Song-Hee Kim||64||−8||2nd||Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Course|
|2011||Suzann Pettersen||64||−7||3rd||Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek Course|
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