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2024 Portland Open: Top Storylines + How to Watch

By Michelle Springett
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In the Know: Your Guide to Watching the 2024 Portland Open presented by Latitude 64 with Top Storylines & Stats

Get ready for an exhilarating weekend of disc golf at the 2024 Portland Open presented by Latitude 64. With a stellar field of competitors and the challenging Glendoveer courses, excitement is at an all-time high for the second of three West Coast events. In the FPO division, all eyes are on Ella Hansen, fresh off her first career Elite Series win at the OTB Open, while Ohn Scoggins aims to leverage her record-setting performances on the East course into another win on Tour. Meanwhile, in the MPO division, Calvin Heimburg seeks to extend his winning streak to three consecutive Elite Series events, and Gannon Buhr looks to bounce back and defend his position atop the DGPT standings.

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West Coast Recap – 2024 OTB Open
The 2024 OTB Open presented by MVP Disc Sports, once again proved to be a highlight on the Disc Golf Pro Tour calendar, held at Swenson Park’s challenging and OB-lined fairways. Calvin Heimburg clinched his second consecutive DGPT event win, while Ella Hansen celebrated her first DGPT victory with a standout performance. Gavin Rathbun continued his stellar season with a career-best second-place finish, and Randon Latta achieved his first Tour podium. Meanwhile, Gannon Buhr’s top-10 streak ended, but he still leads in DGPT points. Catch up on all of the details with the Top 5 Moments of the 2024 OTB Open and all the action that happened last weekend.

FPO LOOKAHEAD 

  1. Ella Hansen’s Momentum
  • Hansen has a solid track record at the Portland Open, with one podium and two top-10 finishes in her three starts.
  1. Ohn Scoggins’ Consistency and Records
  • Course Record Holder: Scoggins set the Glendoveer East course record twice in consecutive years, with a -10 (57) in 2023 and a -7 (60) in 2022.
  • Reliable Finisher: She has never missed a top 10 finish in Oregon across 7 PDGA starts and finished 3rd at the 2023 Portland Open.
  1. Unique Winners Trend
  • The Portland Open has seen a different FPO winner each of the last three seasons.
  • Defending Champion Out: Kristin Tattar, the 2023 champion, is absent due to injury.
  1. Standings Implications
  • DGPT Standings Leader: Eveliina Salonen currently leads the DGPT standings with 878.63 points.
  • Potential Leader Change: With a top 5 finish, Ohn Scoggins could reclaim the top spot for the third time this season due to the DGPT+ events offering 125% points.
  1. History in Portland
  • Historical Success: Pierce has 4 Major/Elite Series wins in Oregon, tied with Catrina Allen for the most all-time.
  • Current Form: Achieved her first top 5 finish of the season at the OTB Open, matching her performance at the 2023 Portland Open. 

With multiple players poised to make significant impacts and shifts in the season standings at the  2024 Portland Open, this weekend will be full of excitement!


FPO1 feature card: Ohn Scoggins, Rebecca Cox, Ella Hansen, Juliana Korver
FPO2 feature card: Missy Gannon, Sai Anada, Lykke Lorentzen, Holyn Handley

MPO LOOKAHEAD

  1. Intense Competition and Close Finishes
  • Consistently Close Margins: Every Portland Open in MPO history has seen a margin of victory of 1 stroke or fewer, including two playoffs:
    • 2023: Adam Hammes won in a playoff against Aaron Gossage, both at -30.
    • 2022: Simon Lizotte won by 1 stroke over Garrett Gurthie (-34 to -33).
    • 2021: Eagle McMahon won by 1 stroke over Paul McBeth (-21 to -20).
    • 2019: Drew Gibson won in a playoff against Eagle McMahon, both at -27.
  1. Calvin Heimburg’s Winning Streak
  • Back-to-Back Victories: Heimburg is coming off two consecutive Elite Series wins (Dynamic Discs Open and OTB Open).
  • Chasing History: He aims to become the first player since Paul McBeth in 2019 to win three straight Major/Elite Series events.
  • Past Performance: The Portland Open was Heimburg’s worst Elite Series finish of 2023, where he placed 7th.
  1. Gannon Buhr’s Consistency and Standings Leadership
  • DGPT Points Leader: Buhr currently leads the DGPT standings.
  • Top Finishes: He has missed the top 10 only once this season at OTB (13th) but has the most top 10s in MPO with 8 at Major/Elite Series events.
  • Portland Open Record: He finished 9th in 2023 and 4th in 2022.
  1. Eagle McMahon’s Dominance in Oregon
  • Strong Track Record: McMahon has won 4 out of his last 5 events in Oregon, excluding his DNF at the 2023 Portland Open.
  • Portland Performance: He won the Portland Open in 2021 and lost in a playoff in 2019.
  1. Ricky Wysocki’s Pursuit of Victory
  • Historical Wins: Wysocki has had at least one Major/Elite Series victory every season since 2011.
  • Current Form: He has no Major/Elite Series wins in 2024 yet. His first win of the last season came in June, later than usual.
  • Portland Open Record: Wysocki has podium finishes and top 10s in all three starts at the Portland Open.

These storylines and stats highlight the Portland Open’s competitive nature and rich history. They promise an exciting event with potential shifts in rankings and notable performances from top players.


MPO1 feature card: Gannon Buhr, Adam Hammes, Calvin Heimburg, Linuns Carlsson
MPO2 feature card: Anthony Barela, Aaron Gossage, Kevin Kiefer, Eagle McMahon

All the action starts on Thursday, May 30! Tune in to the Disc Golf Network and catch post-pro coverage from JomezPro all weekend. 

Spectator tickets are still available »

How To Watch:

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the action this weekend:

TEE TIMES & ROUND RATINGS
Portland Open presented by Latitude 64 | PDGA Event Page


Official scores, tee times, PDGA Live scoring, and round ratings can be found on the official event page on PDGA.com.

DISC GOLF NETWORK BROADCAST TIMES
Live daily broadcasts from Thursday, 5/30 – Saturday, 6/1

  • FPO | Coverage begins at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage begins at  9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET.
  • MPO | Coverage begins at 2:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage begins at 3:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM ET.

Sunday, 6/2

  • FPO | Coverage begins at 8:15 AM PT / 11:15 AM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card Coverage begins at 8:45 AM PT / 11:45 AM ET.
  • MPO | Coverage begins at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card Coverage begins at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET.

LIVE SCORES AND STATS

Live scores and stats will also be available on both the DGPT website and on PDGA Live all weekend! 

PRESS CONFERENCE

Watch on the Disc Golf Network or on the DGPT YouTube Channel

TIME NAME
1:00 PM PT Jeff Spring (DGPT Tour Director)
1:10 PM PT Adam Hammes
1:20 PM PT Ella Hansen
1:30 PM PT Calvin Heimburg
1:40 PM PT Sai Ananda
1:50 PM PT Gannon Buhr
2:00 PM PT Ohn Scoggins
2:10 PM PT Cole Redalen
2:20 PM PT Hannah Huynh
2:30 PM PT Brian Cole (Tournament Director)

 

 

LIVE COVERAGE

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