The PGA Tour is in Cromwell, Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship. Canadians in the field include Mike Weir, Roger Sloan, Graham Delaet, Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor, Jean-Philip Cornellier.
If you’re not a devout golf fan you are unlikely to now that last name. Jean-Philip is a 24 year-old from Quebec who was scheduled to play on MacKenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada this week in Alberta but Monday qualified in Connecticut. Just a couple years ago he was making regular appearances in the National Capital region for the Alexander of Tunis Championship.
Sue Kim, Alena Sharp, Jennifer Kirby, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham are in the field this week for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. Lee-Bentham is riding a wave of confidence after her win last week on the Canadian Women’s Tour in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
The state of Kansas host the Web.com Tour this week as they play the Air Capital Classic. Manotick, Ontario’s Brad Fritsch, fresh off his ties for 46th at the United States Open Championship, is among four Canadians in the field. Peterborough, Ontario’s Ted Brown, another tour member, is playing while two other Canadians who are non-members, Adam Svensson and Taylor Pendrith are in the field courtesy of top 25 finishes on the Web.com Tour two weeks ago.
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The third stop of the year for this tour is the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON being played in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Toronto’s Albin Choi leads the tour’s money list by a slim $350 margin over Drew Weaver.
There are 28 Canadians are playing this week, alongside players from 13 other countries including the United States, Puerto Rico, Scotland, England, France, Switzerland, Wales, Germany, Sweden, Finland, China, Australia and Zimbabwe.
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Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario makes her first appearance as a member in the Island Resort Championship in Harris, Michigan.
The 17 year-old was granted status on the tour after winning last week and receiving an age exemption from the TOUR.
There are a total of 13 Canadians in the field this week. Halfway through the tour’s schedule Canadians Augusta James (4) and Maude-Aimee Leblanc (11) are close to locking up a top ten position on the tour money list that would earn them status on the LPGA Tour in 2016. Arguably James is currently the Canadian on all tours that is closest to securing that.
The senior set are in Sacramento for the United States Senior Open.
Del Paso Country Club is the host and pros Stephen Ames and Rick Gibson make up the Canadian contingent alongside decorated amateur Dave Bunker of Ontario who successfully qualified.