The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada has released their 2017 tournament schedule.
This year’s tour will again feature 12 events with one of them left to be revealed but having a date on the calendar. The TOUR says they will provide details in the coming weeks.
“Our host organizations have done tremendous work to establish our tournaments for this season, and thanks to the support of our sponsors we have a wonderful slate of events from coast to coast again this year,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “Our goal remains to provide players with the opportunity to make the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR while making a positive impact in the community, and we look forward to making an even greater impact this year.”
As in past years the Order of Merit winner will be fully exempt on the Web.com Tour for the following season, with Nos. 2-5 earning conditional status. Those players Nos. 2-10 will earn an exemption into the Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament while Nos. 11-20 will earn an exemption into the second stage.
The 2016 tour was a big success with some 40 tour members moving on to earn Web.com Tour status for 2017 and, importantly, more than $1 million donated to charities across the country from event proceeds.
After beginning the season with the Mackenzie Tour’s first event in Vancouver, the Tour will head to Victoria, B.C. for the 35th playing of the Bayview Place DC Payments Open presented by Times Colonist (June 6-12) at Uplands Golf Club, followed by the GolfBC Championship (June 12-18) at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna, B.C. The Players Cup returns to Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg, Man. (July 3-9), followed by the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel in Thunder Bay, Ont. (July 10-16) and the inaugural Mackenzie Investments Open at Les Quatres Domaines Golf Club in Montreal, Que. (July 17-23), after which the top three players on the Order of Merit earn exemptions into the RBC Canadian Open on the PGA TOUR.
The season resumes in Alberta, with the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON at Windermere Golf and Country Club in Edmonton (July 31-August 6) and the ATB Financial Classic at Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary (August 7-13), followed by the National Capital Open to Support Our Troops at Hylands Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont. (August 15-21).
The season’s home stretch begins with the Cape Breton Open at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S. August 28-3, followed by an event to be added in near future. The top 60 players on the Order of Merit through 11 events will retain exempt status and play their way into the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.
|Freedom 55 Financial Open||Point Grey G&CC||Vancouver, B.C.||May 29-June 4|
|Bayview Place DC Payments Open
presented by Times Colonist
|Uplands GC||Victoria, B.C.||June 5-11|
|Gallagher’s Canyon G&CC||Kelowna, B.C.||June 12-18|
|Players Cup||Pine Ridge||Winnipeg, Man.||July 3-9|
|Staal Foundation Open
presented by Tbaytel
|Whitewater GC||Thunder Bay, ON||July 10-16|
|Mackenzie Investments Open||Les Quatres Domaines GC||Montreal, Que.||July 17-23|
|Syncrude Oil Country Championship
presented by AECON
|Windermere G&CC||Edmonton, Alta.||July 31-August 6|
|ATB Financial Classic||Country Hills G&CC||Calgary, Alta.||August 7-13|
|National Capital Open
to Support Our Troops
|Hylands GC||Ottawa, Ont.||August 14-20|
|Cape Breton Open||Bell Bay GC||Baddeck, N.S.||August 28-Sept. 3|
|Freedom 55 Financial Championship||Highland CC||London, ON||Sept. 11-17|