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Bussieres Wins 2016 PGA Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:25 Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:20

Marc-Etienne BussieresVICTORIA, British Columbia (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Marc-Etienne Bussieres etched his named on the P.D. Ross trophy at Victoria Golf Club, capturing the 2016 PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.

The 29-year-old from Club de golf Longchamp bested Billy Walsh 3&1 on the 1893 A.V. Macan-designed seaside links gem in the championship’s final match.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to have your name on a trophy that’s as historic as the P.D. Ross,” Bussieres said. “To be beside names like Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and George Knudson is really something,” he said, adding, “but they’re legends of the game and I’m just trying to get better and keep winning trophies.”

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Rafael Becker Captures Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2016 04:37 Monday, 14 March 2016 04:33

Rafael BeckerSOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Rafael Becker looks like a guy who has it all figured out. He’s young, well spoken, polite and his talent on the golf course is world class.

But once you start to peel back the layers, you realize the 24-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil is actually a lot more like many his age who are just trying to find out what actually defines them as a person.

Becker admitted he hasn’t been having fun on the golf course the last couple years. But, on this warm Saturday afternoon in Bermuda, he could finally let his guard down and smile again after winning the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship.

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Danny King and Billy Walsh Victorious at Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:33 Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:20

altTUCKER’S TOWN, Bermuda (PGA of Canada) — Heading into the week, Danny King and Billy Walsh were pegged to be a major factor in the inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda.

And by week’s end, the duo from Ontario did not disappoint.

Walsh and King, the PGA of Canada’s No. 1 and No. 4-ranked players, put together a three-day total of 21-under par, besting the teams of Luc Boisvert and Louis-Pierre Godin and, Gordon Burns and Keir Smith.

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Kerfoot Wins the 2015 PGA Assistants’ Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 September 2015 22:34 Sunday, 13 September 2015 19:13

Brad KerfootCUMBERLAND, Ontario (PGA of Canada) — Brad Kerfoot outlasted the field at Camelot Golf and Country Club to win the 2015 PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

The 35-year-old from Maple Downs Golf Club finished the three-day national championship at 9-under-par, besting Eric Locke of Wolf Creek Golf Resort and Club de Golf Longchamp’s Marc-Etienne Bussieres by a shot.

“It’s really unbelievable to have won this national championship because I know all the great names who have won and have their names on the trophy,” Kerfoot said. “This is something that I’ll graciously accept and cherish for a long time.”

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Jim Rutledge Wins Fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada Title

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 00:36 Monday, 17 August 2015 00:30

Jim RutledgeMISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Chris Fry/PGA of Canada) — Jim Rutledge cruised to win his fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf since 2010 Friday at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.

The 55-year-old Victoria, B.C., native put together rounds of 64-71-69 for a three-day total of 9-under-par. His 54-hole score was three shots better than David Wettflaufer and Ken Tarling, who both fired 6-under-par 65 final rounds.

For the first time all week, Rutledge managed to get through Credit Valley’s tough opening five holes under par, which he says was the key to the day.

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