Championship golf is returning to Eugene Country Club.
For the Oregon men's team, this week's Pac-12 Championships will be a chance to rekindle the magic of 2016, when the Ducks won the NCAA title on their home course. Oregon will have stiff competition, though, with reigning champion USC and No. 2-ranked Arizona State leading the field of contenders.
The three-day, 72-hole event begins Monday with the opening round teeing off at 7:15 a.m. and the second round to follow at 12:30 p.m. The third-round begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday's final round tees off at 8 a.m.
USC's Justin Suh, the Pac-12 individual champion last season, is the No. 2-ranked amateur in the world. He's one of three Pac-12 golfers in the top five of the Golfstat's collegiate rankings, joined by California's Collin Morikawa at No. 2 and Arizona State's Chun An Yu at No. 5.
The Ducks enter the Pac-12 tournament at No. 39 in the rankings and without a team victory this season. Edwin Yi leads the team with a 70.88 stroke average, followed by fellow senior Ryan Gronlund. Freshman Yin Yo Yue is coming off of his best result of the season, a 14th-place finish at the Western Intercollegiate.
Oregon State is 50th in the team rankings, led by Spencer Tibbitts and his 71.20 stroke average.