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Canada’s Taylor, Hadwin, and Sloan Officially Earn PGA Tour Cards

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:53 Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:45

altTerry Lenyk/Golf Canada

Chalk up one more Canadian to watch for on PGA Tour leaderboards during the 2014-15 season.

With Abbotsford, B.C.'s Adam Hadwin and Merrit, B.C.'s Roger Sloan having already secured their PGA Tour playing privileges after cracking the top 25 on the Tour's regular season money list, the stage was set for one of the most clutch final rounds in Canadian golf history.



Garrett Rank Wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:45 Sunday, 21 September 2014 22:36

altBARRIE, Ontario (Morgan Bell/Golf Canada) — Garrett Rank rolled in a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to capture the 2014 Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club.

Rank, 27, finished the championship tied with Rob Couture of Dallas, Texas at 4-under 284 after Couture forced the pair into a playoff by birdieing the par-5 18th hole in regulation.



Team Canada’s Corey Conners Joins ISM

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 22:32 Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:22

altCorey Conners, one of golf's most exciting talents and runner-up at the US Amateur Championship last month, has joined International Sports Management (ISM).

The 22-year-old helped his country to a second-place finish at the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan last week. He is the first Canadian to be represented by ISM.



From the Fairway: Phil Mickelson Begins Work on First Canadian Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:41 Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:34

altTerry Lenyk/Golf Canada, with files from The Canadian Press

Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) has been signed to create a championship golf course west of Calgary in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Barry Ehlert, Managing Partner of Windmill Golf Group, is developing Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada as a centerpiece of Harmony, a 1,700-acre community built by partners Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments.



Rob Couture Leads Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 19:39 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 19:30

altBARRIE, Ontario (Morgan Bell/Golf Canada) — Rob Couture took control of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship after a 2-under 70 at Barrie Country Club on Tuesday.

Couture, the 2011 Mid-Amateur champion, overcame gusty conditions during the afternoon draw to finish one-stoke ahead of two-time defending champion, Kevin Carrigan, of Victoria, B.C. and Greg Jones of Berry Mills, N.B.



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