32nd Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron Returns to Hillcrest Country Club, August 19 – 22, 2021
New three-night concert series will feature Old Dominion, REO Speedwagon and Sammy Hagar & The Circle.
Albertsons Companies has agreed to extend its title sponsorship of the Albertsons Boise Open and Chevron has agreed to become the presenting sponsor of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron, to be held August 19-22 at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, ID. This year’s event marks the 32nd consecutive year with Albertsons as the Title sponsor and Hillcrest Country Club as the host venue.
The event will continue its rich history of supporting charity by adding to the millions of dollars raised since the inaugural event in 1990. A portion of the money raised for charity will once again come from the Mondelez Tickets for Charity Program where 100% of all ticket sales support local charities. Through the Mondelez Tickets for Charity program, all ticket purchasers will select the local charity their ticket purchase will support.
“We are grateful for 31 years of amazing support from our title sponsor, Albertsons and our treasured and loyal sponsors. The unwavering support of Albertsons has been the engine that has driven millions of dollars from the event‘s proceeds to charity.” said Jeff Sanders, President of Jeff Sanders Entertainment, the event management company. “The addition of Chevron as our presenting sponsor, with their long history in professional golf, sets the stage for the event to continue to break records on the Korn Ferry Tour for charity dollars raised.”
New this year, the event will feature three nights of concerts after golf on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, August 19-21 at Hillcrest CC. Thursday night will feature reigning CMA and ACM “Group of the Year,” Old Dominion. On Friday night, legendary rock and roll band REO Speedwagon will take the stage with their hits “Can’t fight this feeling,” “Keep on Loving You,” “Take It On the Run” and more. On Saturday, acclaimed supergroup Sammy Hagar and The Circle will perform their career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas and Led Zeppelin.
The concerts will be held at Hillcrest CC on the 18th fairway and will start immediately after golf concludes. Concert admission is included with the purchase of daily tickets and four-day passes - there will not be any additional charges or upgraded tickets needed to enjoy the concerts after golf. The concerts are sponsored by Smithfield Foods on Thursday, Tyson Foods on Friday and Sanderson Farms on Saturday.
“This year’s event will showcase PGA TOUR golf, exciting concerts and enjoyable hospitality, all in the same day at the affordable price of only $25,” said Sanders. “A big thank you for the tremendous support of Albertsons, Chevron, over 100 major sponsors and 800 loyal Boise volunteers for making it all possible.”
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron will be the first of three Korn Ferry Tour Finals events to feature 75 PGA TOUR players and the top 75 Korn Ferry Tour players as they compete to earn their PGA TOUR cards for the 2021-2022 PGA TOUR season. The tournament has hosted many of the best golfers in the world over the years on their way to PGA TOUR stardom including: Will Zalatoris, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland and many more.
Event tickets are on sale now. Daily tickets are $25 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and just $10 for Sunday’s final round. A limited number of 4-day passes will also be available for $50 that include admission to all four days of the golf tournament and all three evening concerts.
In addition to the great golf and concert admission, all tickets will include admission to two on-course hospitality venues - the Albertsons Fan Pavilion on the 16th green featuring Michelob Ultra Beers Fore Birdies and Albertsons Signature Café and the Coors Light Fan Deck behind the 18th green.
The tournament will be conducted within local health guidelines and PGA TOUR COVID-19 testing policies.
For more information, please visit www.AlbertsonsBoiseOpen.com
Stephan Jaeger wins fifth Korn Ferry Tour title at Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco
Time and time again, Stephan Jaeger has provided a roadmap to playing under pressure. Sunday’s final round at the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft & Nabisco proved to be no different as the 31-year-old carded a 3-under 68 to claim a two-stroke victory at Hillcrest Country Club.
“I feel comfortable being uncomfortable,” Jaeger reiterated after the win. “The only time I get uncomfortable is when I have the lead…My goal every time I play is to win the golf tournament. It’s been a little bit of a drought, and obviously I was on TOUR last year and I want to win one of those, but I’m on the Korn Ferry Tour this year so I’m going to try and win as many as I can by next August.”
With the win, Jaeger has now won five times (of 11 career top-10s) in 97 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour, one of only 13 players in the Tour’s 31-year history to earn five or more wins. He is two shy of Jason Gore’s all-time record of seven wins.
Jaeger’s victory also places him atop the three-event points list of which the top-five earners over the Korn Ferry Tour Championship Series earn 2020 U.S. Open exemptions. While not mathematically confirmed yet, Jaeger is in great shape to earn one of the five exemptions.
“It would be awesome to play in the U.S. Open because I could see Jason Gore and try to beat his record,” laughed Jaeger. “I’m coming for you Jason! Playing in the U.S. Open would be great, but it’s kind of icing on the cake after this win. I’ve got to play well on this Tour to accomplish what I want to do which is to get back on TOUR.”
After rounds of 65-64-65 to start the tournament, Jaeger’s final round was much less of a birdie barrage. He eagled the second hole to quickly get to 2-under on the day but parred his next 11 holes before sinking a 30-foot birdie at the par-4 14th. He added another birdie at the par-5 16th for a three-stroke lead but slipped back to a two-stroke advantage, the final margin, with a bogey at the 17th.
“I felt some nerves early obviously; Cameron came out hot so I knew I needed to stay close,” said Jaeger after his playing competitor, Cameron Young, was 3-under through two holes. “I just never really had a birdie putt that was very close and if I did, I missed it. Sometimes you have days like that. I just put it on cruise control for a little bit there and tried to make some birdies on some easy holes. Nothing really happened until 14 and I made a longer putt there to give me something.”
Jaeger grew up in Germany before moving to the United States to finish up high school, play golf and attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He still lives in Chattanooga with his wife Shelby, who was in attendance in Boise to see his victory.
In addition to his five victories, Jaeger also holds the all-time 18-hole scoring record (58) and 72-hole scoring record (30-under 250) on Tour. This season he had made nine of 13 cuts to sit 74th in the points standings entering the week, but projects to move to 12th in the standings after the win.
Jaeger ultimately held off Syracuse, New York, native Dan McCarthy and former Stanford University star Brandon Wu for the two-stroke victory. McCarthy entered the day T10 but carded a final-round 64 to ascend the leaderboard. Wu, a 23-year-old rookie, earned his best career finish and his second top-10 finish in just four starts as a professional on Tour.
Next week, the Tour travels to Columbus, Ohio, for the second of three events in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship Series, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.