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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.



This Week In Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:54 Tuesday, 06 September 2016 18:35

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Site: Carmel, Ind.

Course: Crooked Stick CC. Yardage: 7,516. Par: 72.

Purse: $8.5 million (First Prize: $1.53 million).



Dan McCarthy Makes History With Fourth Win At Cape Breton Open

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 05:17 Monday, 05 September 2016 05:10

Dan McCarthyBADDECK, Nova Scotia (Brian Decker/PGA TOUR) — Syracuse, New York’s Dan McCarthy made history, shooting a final round 4-under 68 at Bell Bay Golf Club to win the Cape Breton Open and become the first player in Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada history to win four times in a season.

The 31-year old rode a streak of three straight birdies on the back nine to finish 18-under and secure a three-shot win over Denver, Colorado’s Michael Schoolcraft, winning for the fourth time this year and strengthening his hold atop the season-long Order of Merit.

“This one was tough,” said McCarthy. “I played well all day long, and early on I had a lot of opportunities that I didn’t convert. It really didn’t happen until I made a good par save from about six feet on 14, and I just needed to see one go in. It was tight all day long. This was not easy today by any stretch.”



Three Former Players Of The Year Earn PGA TOUR Cards For 2016-17

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:15 Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:04

altThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada celebrated a milestone in alumni achievement on Sunday evening as all three former Order of Merit winners since the Tour came under the PGA TOUR umbrella (2013-present) earned PGA TOUR cards for 2016-17.

A total of six former Mackenzie Tour members punched their tickets to the PGA TOUR at the conclusion of Sunday’s Tour’s final Regular Season event, the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz in North Plains, Oregon.



Brad Ziemer’s B.C. Golf Notes: Cornelson Comes Close In Ottawa; Hadwin Ready For Playoffs; LPGA Tour Heads To Calgary

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:14 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:09

Adam Cornelson(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — A bogey-bogey finish proved costly for Langley’s Adam Cornelson, who lost in a three-man playoff at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in Ottawa.

Cornelson looked to be in control late in what was a soggy final round of the $175,000 National Capital Open, but wayward drives on the 17th and 18th holes cost him. Cornelson ended up in a three-man playoff with Brock Mackenzie of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samuel Del Val of Spain. All three players finished the 72-hole event at 15-under par.



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