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Vancouver’s Ryan Williams Joins Team Freedom

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:59 Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:55

Ryan WilliamsLONDON, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Vancouver’s Ryan Williams is the latest golfer to sign with Freedom 55 Financial as brand ambassador.

Williams joins current Freedom 55 Financial Team Freedom ambassador golfers Albin Choi, Matt Hill, Mackenzie Hughes, Augusta James, Taylor Pendrith and Adam Svensson.

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Two-Timers: Winners of the Canadian Open and The Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 02:26 Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:19

RBC Canadian Open TrophyAUGUSTA, Georgia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Only 12 players have emerged victorious at both the Canadian Open and the Masters, though none have done so in the same year. As we prepare for the 2016 editions of the two events, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum looks back at these 12 players and the elite company they hold on this elusive list.

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B.C.’s Nick Taylor Makes Biggest Weekly Rankings Move

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:16 Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:03

Nick TaylorNick Taylor made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 52 spots in the world rankings with a tie for fifth at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open – his second-best career result, behind only his first PGA Tour victory last year. It was his first Top-10 result of the season and was worth 4.96 world ranking points – his third points-paying finish in the last seven weeks.

No. 1 ranked Graham DeLaet climbed two spots after finishing in a tie for 11th at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open. The result was worth 2.76 world ranking points for his third straight points-paying finish in as many tournaments. The Weyburn, Sask., native has climbed 40 spots in the world rankings over the last four weeks.

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DeLaet, Hearn, and Hadwin Featured in New Shaw Commercial

Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 07:44 Monday, 28 March 2016 07:38

David Hearn(Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — Ever imagine what it might be like to play a round with Canada’s three top male golfers? If so, imagine no more.

The latest commercial from Shaw, titled The Showdown, follows Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, and Adam Hadwin as they play a friendly match. The trio use their slyest tricks to try and gain an advantage. Check it out below.

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Two Canadian Clubs to Host U.S. Amateur Qualifiers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:11 Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:52

altVANCOUVER, British Columbia, and BRAMPTON, Ontario (Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — There will be a first for Canadian golf in 2016. For the first time ever, two Canadian clubs will play host to U.S. Amateur championship qualifiers.

Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver will host a qualifier for the men on July 18, while Brampton Golf Club in Brampton, Ont., will host a qualifier for the women on June 27.

“Golf Canada has been working on several initiatives with the USGA to strengthen our partnership and these qualifiers are the beginning of what we hope to be larger collaborations,” says Mary Beth McKenna, manager of rules and competitions for Golf Canada. “With Canadian golfers experiencing more and more success on the professional and amateur level, it was likely a natural fit for the USGA to expand these qualifiers into Canada.”

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