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A Calm Attitude, And Friends, Help Canadian To PGA TOUR Title

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:14 Monday, 28 November 2016 06:47

Mackenzie Hughes(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Like Joe Cocker, the rocker from the 1960s and ‘70s, Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes got by with a little help from his friends ... in two different ways.

Hughes, who won for the first time on the PGA TOUR at the RSM Classic used the longtime hit sitcom series, Friends, to relax after his rounds during the event which he led, or was tie for the lead for each of the five days, including the extra day playoff. And, he also got some help from unnamed “friends,” those being guys who decided against playing in a Web.com Tour event earlier this summer that set the Dundas, ON., native on his winning path.

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Team Announced For Aruba Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:31 Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:16

Tierra del Sol Resort & GolfThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s 10-man team for the inaugural Aruba Cup was announced Thursday, led by four-time 2016 winner and Player of the Year Dan McCarthy.

The team, consisting of the top 10 available players on the 2016 Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit with a minimum of five Canadians, will compete against a team of 10 players to be announced from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in a Presidents Cup-style event at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba, December 12-18, 2016. The three competition days will Four-ball, Foursome and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17, respectively.

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada 2017 Qualifying Tournament Sites Include Courtenay’s Crown Isle

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:04 Thursday, 03 November 2016 05:03

Crown Isle Resort & Golf CommunityThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament will take place at five separate sites next spring, with fields of 120 players competing for Mackenzie Tour membership for the 2017 season.

The five 72-hole, no-cut Qualifying Tournaments will take place at: Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., March 13-17; The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif., March 20-24; Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla., April 10-14; PGA Village’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., April 17-21; and Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, British Columbia, May 1-5.

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B.C.’s Stephen Ames & Julian Etulain Announced As Team Captains For Aruba Cup

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:36 Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:29

Stephen Ames and Julian EtulainOAKVILLE, Ontario, and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Four-time PGA TOUR winner Stephen Ames and PGA TOUR member Julian Etulain will captain the teams from the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica at the inaugural Aruba Cup, December 12-18 at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, it was announced along with a new logo for the event.

Ames, who played on the Mackenzie Tour from 1990 to 1991 and has amassed more than $20 million in career earnings and Etulain, a three-time PGA TOUR Latinoamérica winner who earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2016-17 season, will lead the teams of 10 players each in the President’s Cup-style match play event at Tierra del Sol.

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Highlights Of The 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:20 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:12

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR CanadaThe Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada’s fourth season in 2016 was highlighted by record-breaking performances on the course, a milestone in charitable giving by tournaments, a continuation of alumni proving themselves on both the Web.com Tour and the PGA TOUR.

Competitive highlights included Dan McCarthy’s record-breaking season, marked by four victories, two of which were seven-stroke wins, and the new all-time record for single-season earnings. Past members of the Mackenzie Tour proved successful as well, with Tony Finau earning his first career PGA TOUR win and 14 players earning a spot in the Web.com Tour Finals, including six who went on to earn PGA TOUR cards. Among the six were three former Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit winners – Mackenzie Hughes (2013), Joel Dahman (2014) and J.J. Spaun (2015) – who earned their maiden PGA TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season.

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