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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Season Kicks Off with Freedom 55 Financial Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 23:09 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 23:02

Riley WheeldonThe Mackenzie Tour’s fourth season begins this week at the Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. Here’s a look at the storylines from this week, including what’s at stake, players to watch and key notes.



Joint Effort of the Tour and the Mackenzie Tour in Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 22:02 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:49

Fort McMurray GCPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Tour and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced a joint donation of $20,000 to the relief efforts directed towards the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, which impacted Fort McMurray Golf Club, annual host of the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON.

“We’ve always been touched by the support from the Fort McMurray community, from families billeting players at their homes to volunteers who put hard work and dedication into the event,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “We look forward to seeing that spirit come through as the community recovers and gets back on its feet.”



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:57 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:22

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial CC. Yards: 7,166. Par: 70.

Purse: $6.7 million (First Prize: $1.206 million)



Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Moves to ShotLink for Scoring System in 2016

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:56 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 18:52

ShotLinkVANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced that it will utilize ShotLink for scoring, statistics and live tournament updates in 2016, starting with this week’s Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

The move will feature enhanced stats and information from the TOUR’s scoring feed, providing the same information to PGATOUR.COM and the PGA TOUR App for Mackenzie Tour events as the Tour and PGA TOUR Champions.



GolfBC Championship Offers Tantalizing View of Things to Come

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 23:26 Sunday, 15 May 2016 23:08

Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country ClubOKANAGAN, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — In the world of professional sport it’s a long trek to the top of the mountain, but young players have to begin somewhere, so those looking to begin that ascent in the world of golf take their first tentative steps on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada. And, for the first time, golf fans in the Okanagan Valley in B.C. are going to get a glimpse of what’s to possibly come on the PGA TOUR in the not too distant future.

In a phone interview from Florida, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada media rep Brian Decker said what spectators are going to see from June 9 to 12 at Kelowna’s magnificent Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club will be the young rising talent who have their sights set on one target — the best tour in the world.



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