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Scenarios at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:57 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:54

Albin ChoiLONDON, Ontario (Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada) — The Freedom 55 Financial Championship is the final of 12 events on the 2015 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada schedule. There have been five events in as many weeks to close out the race to finish in The Five and earn status on the Tour for 2016.

The top 60 players on the Order of Merit through the Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial make the field and retain exempt status on the Mackenzie Tour for the 2015 season.



Thirteen Canadians Strive for The Five at Freedom 55 Financial Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:07 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 06:40

alt(Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — As the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season comes to a close at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, (the final event of the 12-event season, where the top 60 on the money list as of the Cape Breton Classic presented by PC Financial compete for the biggest purse of the year), 13 Canadians, each with a unique story, have a chance to jump into ‘The Five’ and earn status on the Tour for 2016.

From members of Golf Canada’s Young Pro Program to golfers who are giving the game one more chance, here are 13 Canadian golfers who are worth watching this week at Highland Country Club in London.



Cheng-Tsung Pan Wins Cape Breton Celtic Classic; Pendrith Claims Freedom 55 Cdn of the Week

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 00:44 Sunday, 13 September 2015 21:21

C.T. PanBEN EION, Nova Scotia (Dave Senko/PGATOUR.COM) — C.T. Pan sank a 5-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Canadian Taylor Pendrith and win the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Cape Breton Celtic Classic. The native of Taiwan and University of Washington product finished with a 72-hole total of 19-under-par 269 and the victory was his first on the Mackenzie Tour.

After each player made birdie on the first extra hole, both hit their second shots into a greenside bunker. Pan chipped out first to 5 feet and Pendrith followed, hitting his chip to 4 feet. Moments later, Pan sank his birdie putt and then watched as Pendrith’s birdie attempt slid by the right side, handing Pan the victory.

“I can’t find words to describe how I feel right now,” Pan said following his win. “It was amazing how I played my last five holes and then the two extra playoff holes. It’s been amazing.”



Freedom 55 Financial Championship Will Put Plenty at Stake

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2015 19:06 Sunday, 13 September 2015 18:52

Mackenzie Hughes(Brian Decker/PGATOUR.COM) — Mackenzie Hughes knows a thing or two about what it takes to be the top Canadian on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, and it’s not easy.

In 2013, Hughes turned a win and three other top-10s into the Order of Merit title and the Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year award. At next week’s Freedom 55 Financial Championship, he’ll be one of the contenders for the honour once again, and with a beefed-up $25,000 prize on the line, even more is at stake.

“There were guys like Nick Taylor out here that year,” Hughes points out, “so that's pretty cool to look back on and say I was the top Canadian for that year.”

Hughes sits 13th on the Order of Merit through 10 of 12 events, seventh among Canadians and within $18,362 of Albin Choi, the current top Canadian at No. 3.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 22:33 Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:56

Evian ChampionshipCanadian Press

All Times EDT



Site: Evian-les-Bains, France.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Evian Masters Golf Club (6,470 yards, par 71).

Purse: $3.25 million. Winner’s Share: $487,500.



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