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PGA TOUR Latinoamérica & The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Announce Aruba Cup In Partnership with Aruba Tourism Authority

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 19:21 Thursday, 15 September 2016 19:14

Jeff Monday and Michael MattalloPGA TOUR Latinoamérica and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada unveiled the Aruba Cup, a team competition December 12-18 at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba.

A three-year agreement will see the team event take place through at least 2018, featuring 10 players from each Tour competing against each other in a President’s Cup-style match play event, with the three competition days featuring Fourball, Foursomes and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17 this year.



Aaron Wise Fires Red-Hot 62 In London

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 19:14 Thursday, 15 September 2016 19:08

Aaron WiseLONDON, Ontario (Brian Decker/Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada) Lake Elsinore, California’s Aaron Wise shot an 8-under 62 at Highland Country Club to take the first round lead at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, the final event of the 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season.

The reigining NCAA champion and current Order of Merit No. 5 carded eight birdies, an eagle and two bogeys on the day to lead by one over French Polynesia’s Vaita Guillaume and France’s Paul Barjon after day one at the season-ending event, following which the top five players on the Order of Merit will earn status on the Tour.

“It was a good day. I made two bogeys en route to that 62, so I had the putter rolling, which I’ve been struggling with the last couple of weeks. It was nice to see some drop early on, and I got it hot when I made the turn,” said Wise.



Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship To Host The Junior Clinic For Kids

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:24 Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:11

Graham DeLaetVICTORIA, British Columbia — Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November.



David Pastore Birdies 72nd Hole To Win Niagara Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 05:02 Monday, 12 September 2016 04:41

David PastoreGreenwich, Connecticut’s David Pastore birdied the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Niagara Championship, shooting a final round 5-under 66 at Cherry Hill Club to secure his first career Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada win.

The 24-year old University of Virginia grad got up-and-down from just short of the par-5 18th green for birdie, sinking a 5-foot putt to defeat Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, New York – who secured the 2016 Order of Merit title – by a stroke.

“I didn’t see this coming. I’ve been working really hard for a long time, and I felt like it was around the corner at some point, but there were really no signs to point to this week. I’m still in shock,” said Pastore, who was making just his third start of the season after missing most of the 2016 season with a wrist injury.



Freedom 55 Financial Championship Welcomes Matching $25,000 Donations To Thames Valley Children’s Centre

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 19:03 Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:58

altLONDON, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with title sponsor Freedom 55 Financial and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada confirmed that the Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC) will return as the official charitable beneficiary of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, which will run September 12-18, 2016 at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.

Leading up to this year’s championship, a pair of community donations have been made in the name of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship to kick off the charity fundraising efforts for the season ending event on Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.



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