Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 PGA Tour of Canada Schedule

As you've probably heard, at the end of 2012, the PGA Tour acquired the Canadian Tour.  Now known as the The PGA Tour Canada, it will act as a feeder to the Tour. Tour cards will be awarded to the top five players on the PGA Tour Canada.

The PGA Tour Canada has now released additional details on the 2013 season which will feature seven events across the country.  It is set to kick off at The Times Colonist Island Savings Open in Victoria, B.C. the first week of June

After taking a week off, the Tour embarks on a stretch of four events over a five week period that will take players through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.

With no events currently scheduled for the month of August, the Tour resumes play the first week of September with the inaugural Cape Breton Celtic Classic at the Lakes Golf Club in Nova Scotia. The event will mark the return of the Tour to Atlantic Canada for the first time in 12 years.

The 2013 season concludes with the Tour Championship at a location to be determined.

PGA Tour Canada president Jeff Monday says they are working on adding an eighth event to the schedule.

"This is a very solid starting point for our schedule," said Monday. "Our goal is to provide our members with quality events with long-term commitments, which leave a lasting impact in the communities we play and we feel we are well on our way to achieving those goals. We are working on several opportunities to increase the number of events not only this year but in 2014."

Every event is guaranteed a purse of $150,000 with the top five players on the season ending Order of Merit earning playing status on the Tour in 2014. The leading money earner will receive fully exempt status for the season. Players finishing 6-10 on the money list will be exempt into the final stage of the Tour Q-School this fall.

PGA Tour Canada says it will hold a qualifying school at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, California the second week of April. Details as to how many cards will be awarded will be announced at a later date.

  • April 7-12: PGA TOUR Q-School (Beaumont, CA)
  • June 6-9: Times Colonist Savings Open (Victoria, BC)
  • June 20-23: ATB Financial Classic presented by TELUS (Calgary, AB)
  • July 4-7: Dakota Dunes Open (Saskatoon, SK)
  • July 11-14: Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON (Fort McMurray, AB)
  • July 18-21: The Players Cup (Winnipeg, MB)
  • September 5-8: Cape Breton Celtic Classic (Ben Eoin, NS)
  • September 12-15: Tour Championship (TBD)

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