PGA Tour announces four-event Canadian series following Mackenzie Tour shutdown
The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada announced Friday that it will host a four-tournament series this summer.
The Mackenzie Tour, one of the PGA Tour’s feeder circuits, had canceled the tour’s 13-event schedule in May, citing various governmental restrictions in place at the national and provincial levels in Canada that made a resumption of play too difficult logistically to pull off. However, this new series will be for Canadian-players only, giving its membership something to play for in 2020.
“It was certainly disappointing when circumstances surrounding COVID-19 required us to cancel the 2020 Mackenzie Tour season. We were poised for a great summer of golf, but we never lost sight of the purpose for this Tour, which is to give players opportunities to play tournaments on quality golf courses,” said Scott Pritchard, Mackenzie Tour executive director. “To be able to promise the top player from the Canada Life Series additional playing opportunities next season on the Mackenzie Tour only enhances what we’re trying to do, and we’re extremely pleased that will happen.”
The player who earns the most points during the four tournaments will be granted conditional Mackenzie Tour status and guaranteed six tournament starts on the 2021 Mackenzie Tour. In addition to those playing opportunities, Golf Canada will also award the top player a spot in the 2021 RBC Canadian Open.
The players finishing in the second-through-fifth positions on the final points standings earn conditional 2021 Mackenzie Tour status along with two guaranteed Mackenzie Tour tournament starts.
The “Canada Life Series” will feature two 54-hole events at Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community in Langford on Vancouver Island and two more at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley. The first event begins Aug. 10.