Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada
TORONTO—The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada will return to motion in 2021 with a set of eight tournaments out there for gamers primarily based in Canada. The PGA TOUR made the announcement June 10.
A 12 months after the worldwide pandemic pressured the cancellation of the 2020 season, and with restrictions nonetheless in place on the Canada-U.S. border, the Mackenzie Tour is giving aggressive alternatives to gamers already in Canada by means of this eight-event schedule that begins in July and runs to October.
“We couldn’t be extra thrilled to make this announcement. We all the time knew we might have PGA TOUR-affiliated golf in Canada in 2021, so it’s good to lastly make it official with the announcement of those eight tournaments,” mentioned Scott Pritchard, Mackenzie Tour Govt Director. “We’re appreciative to all of our companions, the golf programs the place we’re enjoying, the communities that can host us for the week and Mackenzie Investments, which has been such a major associate for therefore a few years.”
The season begins in late-July, with the Mackenzie Investments Open at Membership de Golf Le Blainvillier within the metropolis of Blainville simply outdoors of Montreal on July 26-August 1. Following a two- week break, the Tour begins a seven-tournament-in-seven-week stretch, starting August 16- 22 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley for the Osprey Valley Open. Subsequent is a two-week keep in Prince Edward Island for a pair of tournaments at two of the island’s most interesting golf programs. First up is the Prince Edward Island Open (August 23-29) at Dundarave Golf Membership adopted by the Brudenell River Traditional (August 30-September 5) at Brudenell River Golf Course.
Gamers will then journey west for a match to be introduced at a later date and will likely be performed the week of September 6-12, adopted by Calgary’s ATB Monetary Traditional (September 13- 19) at Nation Hills Golf Membership, each long-time Tour companions. The season concludes with a pair of tournaments in British Columbia, the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Nation Membership (September 20-26) adopted by the DCBank Open introduced by Instances Colonist at Uplands Golf Membership (September 27-October 3).
The Mackenzie Tour and match organizers proceed to watch points surrounding the worldwide pandemic, and so they have labored with native and provincial well being authorities and can proceed to take action main as much as the tournaments. Approvals to return to competitors nonetheless have to occur throughout the nation, however organizers stay inspired that the tournaments will be capable of happen primarily based on the vaccine rollout.
Even with the compacted schedule and the variety of occasions performed in consecutive weeks attributable to continued pandemic points, Pritchard sees this 12 months’s set of tournaments and their place on the schedule as factor.
“We imagine there’s a good pacing to our schedule, and the gamers will get in loads of golf this summer time in successive weeks. With the restricted quantity of aggressive golf out there during the last 12 months, we all know the gamers are anxious to get began and can embrace these occasions performed at high-quality golf programs in the summertime and into the autumn,” Pritchard added.
In 2020, the PGA TOUR carried out a four-tournament grouping of tournaments for gamers in Canada. What the Tour carried out final summer time will function a mannequin in 2021.
“What I’m most enthusiastic about is that these gamers can have alternatives to compete at PGA TOUR-sanctioned occasions, the competitions happening at high quality golf programs and the Tour providing some compelling season-ending incentive for these gamers,” Pritchard added.
The highest participant on the conclusion of the season will earn full standing on the 2022 Mackenzie Tour, whereas gamers ending No. 2 by means of 5 on the Factors Listing will obtain conditional 2022 Mackenzie Tour standing, which can acquire them entry into the primary set of occasions earlier than the reshuffle. Finishers six by means of 10 will every earn a sponsor exemption right into a 2022 Mackenzie Tour occasion.
Tour officers will proceed to watch the journey restrictions in place and adapt accordingly ought to insurance policies change earlier than or through the season.