Canada’s most talked about golf course, Cabot Links, is the new home for one of Canada’s most iconic professional golf championships.
The Inverness, Nova Scotia property was announced as the host course for the PGA Championship of Canada during the PGA of Canada night at the the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida Thursday night. The news was received with rousing applause from an audience that included some of the key people in the Canadian golf industry.
The much heralded Cabot Links, with it’s emphasis on strategy, makes it a compelling choice as the host for the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf. The top 64 ranked club professionals in the country will be there for play on June 14-18.
“The PGA of Canada is very proud and excited to be headed to Cape Breton Island and the awesome Cabot Links,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo. “I truly believe that all the competitors who play in this year’s PGA Championship of Canada will come away singing the praises of the Cabot Links golf experience.”
Cabot Links was crafted by Rod Whitman and opened in 2012. It is rare property in Canada having been built on a sliver of sandy soil between the town of Inverness and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The result is endless water views, five holes that run parallel to the ocean and true links styling. It rewards strategy and demands the most creativity possible from the golfer to achieve low scoring.
“We are thrilled and honoured to host one of Canada’s most storied championships, the PGA Championship of Canada—an event dating back to 1912 with decorated winners such as George Knudson, Moe Norman, Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer—that continues to produce exceptional champions,” said Cabot Links managing partner Ben Cowan-Dewar. “We look forward to watching the PGA of Canada’s top-ranked players battle it out in this compelling format—a format that greatly complements the links style of golf offered here at Cabot Links.”