• It's Home Sweet Home for Victoria's Jim Rutledge

    When Victoria's Jim Rutledge Tees It Up At Bear Mountain Next Month In The Pacific Links Championship It Will Be Like A Home Game - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    by Gino Cutri/ British Columbia Golf

    There’s nothing quite like putting your head down on your own pillow after a long day’s work, and that’s exactly what Jim Rutledge will get to experience next month when he competes in the PGA tour Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The star studded tournament will run from September 23rd-25th at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort. As a professional Rutledge has never left a stone unturned competing for many years on the Canadian, Web.com, Asian, European, and PGA TOUR. But he knows there is nothing like being back at home.

  • Final Field Announced For 2016 CP Women’s Open

    Brooke Henderson Will Look To Add Her National Championship To The Three LPGA Victories She Has So Far In Her Young Career - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos

    CALGARY – Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28.

    The 156 player field competing at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club will feature the entire top 10, 46 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List. The field also includes 34 Olympians, fresh off their experience in Rio, where women are competing in Olympic golf competition for the first time ever.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Must Make Cut In Carolina; Hadwin Top-10’s At John Deere; Crisologo Set For U.S. Amateur

    Canada's Mackenzie Hughes Clinched His PGA TOUR Card For Next Year After Winning The Web.com Tour's Price Charity Classic - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor knows he has work to do. Taylor dropped out of the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list after missing the cut at the John Deere Classic in Silvas, Ill.

    The Abbotsford resident heads into this week’s final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., knowing he must make the cut to have any chance of qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs and extending his PGA TOUR season.

    The top 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list qualify for The Barclays, the first of four playoff events that goes Aug. 25-28 at Bethpage Black in Farmington, N.Y. Taylor dropped to 128th from 120th after missing the cut at the John Deere, where fellow resident Adam Hadwin tied for eighth place.

  • Strong Local And Canadian Contingent Headlines Exemptions For 2016 CP Women’s Open; Three From B.C.

    Victoria, BC's Namoi Ko Will Take Part In Her Third LPGA Tour Event Of The Year At The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Courtesy USGA

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    CALGARY (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

    Calgary natives Jaclyn Lee and Jennifer Ha will have a home crowd advantage as they compete at the 44th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. Three British Columbia-based players are included in the exemptions handed out.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan Comes Close In Kansas; Taylor Needs Playoff Push; Jonas Receives Exemption Into Champions Tour Qualifier

    Merritt's Roger Sloan Is Getting Closer To The Coveted Top 25 Spot On The Web.com Tour Money List He Needs To Gain A Place On The PGA TOUR Next Year - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey on the final hole Sunday cost Merritt’s Roger Sloan a spot in a playoff at the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open in Kansas.

    Sloan just missed a five-foot putt for par on the 18th hole that would have put him in a playoff with Americans Wesley Bryan, J.T. Poston and Grayson Murray. Instead, he ended up in a five-way tie for fourth place.

  • PGA Of BC To Host Qualifiers For 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    Courtesy PGA of British Columbia

    (August 2, 2016) - The PGA of British Columbia, in collaboration with PGA TOUR Champions and SportBox Group, is proud to announce qualifying information for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship taking place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, BC, September 19-25th.

    An open Pre-Qualifier for all competitors age 50 and over will take place Thursday, September 15th at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford, BC.

  • Major Champions Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite And Ian Woosnam Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    The Pacific Links Championship Has Announced The Addition Of (L-R): Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite & Ian Woosnam To The Field For The September Event At Bear Mountain In Victoria - Image Courtesy Pacific Links

    Strong Field Continues To Build For September Event On PGA TOUR Champions

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Victoria, B.C. (August 2, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Sandy Lyle and Tom Kite, along with 1991 Masters Tournament winner Ian Woosnam, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. The event will be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016, featuring a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains At The Top Of Weekly Rankings

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Thrilled Canadian Golf Fans With His Performance At The RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jared du Toit’s performance at the RBC Canadian Open vaulted him 35 spots in the world rankings to a career-high No. 25 in the world. It was only his second career professional tournament and the University of Arizona senior finished two shots ahead of World No. 1 Jason Day and just two back of former teammate and former top-ranked amateur Jon Rahm. Du Toit captured the Gary Cowan Medal as Low Amateur as a result of his finish

    Garrett Rank, a former top-ranked amateur in Canada, gained 13 places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 77th at the RBC Canadian Open.

    Andrew Harrison moved back into the Top-20 with a 32-place gain in the world rankings. He is coming off a third-place finish at the Alberta Amateur.

  • Vegas Took The Trophy But du Toit Stole The Show

    Kimberley, B.C.'s Jared du Toit Won The Hearts And Admiration Of Golf Fans Across The Country As He Stayed In Contention For The National Championship All Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    After he opened with a wonderful 5-under 67 to start the RBC Canadian Open, more than a few golf fans were turning to one another and asking, "Who's Jared du Toit?"

    Well, they know now. 

    The 22-year old amateur from Kimberley, B.C., who begins his senior year at Arizona State this fall, is very well known to those who follow amateur golf closely in the Pacific Northwest, having won the B.C. Junior Boys title in 2013, the B.C. Amateur in 2015 and adding the 2015 NCAA Big Sky Conference Championship title.

  • Pacific Links Championship Is Calling All Volunteers

    Courtesy Pacific Links International

    Victoria, B.C. - Pacific Links International announced recently that it is accepting volunteer submissions for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. With less than two months remaining until the event they encourage golf enthusiasts to be a part of the action by becoming a volunteer.

    During the coming weeks, you will be hearing a great deal about the – 2016 PGA TOUR Champions event sponsored by Pacific Links International to be held at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia September 19-25th, with a field of 81 players, and the purse of $2.5 million.

    The Pacific Links Championship relies on the support and loyalty of volunteers to deliver a world-class event. Volunteers are required in a variety of committees, assignments and positions, each one crucial to making the Championship run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: This Week’s Pacific Coast Amateur The First Of Three Big Events For Chris Crisologo

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Has A Lot To Look Forward To On His Golf Schedule Over The Next Month - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Like a boxer stepping up in weight class, Chris Crisologo is excited about testing himself at the next level. Over the next month, the 20-year-old Richmond resident has three big amateur tournaments on his schedule.

    It starts this week at the prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur, which is being played at Seattle Golf Club. After that comes the Canadian Amateur at Royal Ottawa Golf Club and then the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

  • Jhonattan Vegas Captures 2016 RBC Canadian Open

    Jhonattan Vegas Rode A Final Round 64 To A Two-Shot Victory In The RBC Canadian Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Adam Hadwin Claims Rivermead Trophy As Low Canadian Professional; Jared du Toit Earns Gary Cowan Medal As Low Amateur

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Jhonattan Vegas earned his second career PGA TOUR victory at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Venezuelan tallied nine birdies en route to a final round 64 to emerge victorious at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

    The 31-year-old began the day at 4-under, five-strokes off the lead at the historic Jack Nicklaus design. A string of five birdies from holes two to six vaulted Vegas into a share of second. He would notch four birdies on the back nine, including three straight across his final three holes to secure the clubhouse lead at 12-under and the eventual victory.

  • Canadian Amateur Jared du Toit One Back Of Leader Brandt Snedeker Heading Into Final Round Of The RBC Canadian Open

    Team Canada’s du Toit of Kimberley, BC, Shot 70 Including A Dramatic Eagle On The 18th Hole For A Share Of Second With Dustin Johnson - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Press Release

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Brandt Snedeker conquered the dense heat and gusty winds at Glen Abby Golf Club Saturday to card a 6-under 66 and take the lead at the RBC Canadian Open. Heading into the final round, Golf Canada National Amateur Squad member Jared du Toit holds a share of second with Dustin Johnson, one shot off the lead at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

    Du Toit tallied three bogeys and a pair of birdies across the front nine, but the resilient 21-year-old went on to finish bogey-free across his final nine holes, collecting a birdie on No. 13 and an eagle on No. 18. The crowd roared in approval and an impromptu performance of O Canada accompanied the Kimberley, B.C., native as he stepped off the course.

  • Kimberley's Jared du Toit Taking RBC Canadian Open By Storm

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is Chasing The RBC Canadian Open Title At Glen Abbey GC In Oakville, Ontario. He Went Into The Weekend Just One Shot Back Of The Lead - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Kimberley BC's 21-year old Jared du Toit went into the weekend at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey GC just one shot back of leader Dustin Johnson. Chances are if you'd said a Canadian would be this close to the top of the leaderboard in his national open it would likely be an Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor or Graham DeLaet.

    Even du Toit himself is at least a little surprised but as he said after his second round, “I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming in. To kind of vault up the leaderboard kind of caught me a bit off guard. But everything from now on is just cream on top.”

  • Two-Time Major Champion John Daly & 2014 Tournament Winner Paul Goydos Commit To Pacific Links

    Fan Favourite John Daly Has Committed To Play In The 2016 Pacific Links Championship At Bear Mountain In Victoria This September - Image Credit SportBox

    Two-time major champion John Daly and 2014 winner Paul Goydos have committed to the 2016 Pacific Links Championship, tournament officials announced recently at a press conference held at Bear Mountain Resort. The 2016 Pacific Links Championship will be contested on the resort's Mountain Course the week of September 19-25.

    The long-hitting Daly shocked the golf world in 1991 when he went from ninth alternate to tournament winner at the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana. The unknown former Arkansas Razorback brought drives in excess of 300 yards and a fanatical fan base to golf on his way to securing PGA TOUR 'Rookie of the Year' honours that season.

  • World Golf Hall Of Fame Member Bernhard Langer Commits To 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    Along With Bernhard Langer (Pictured), Rocco Mediate, Lee Janzen And Jesper Parnevik Have Also Committed To The PGA TOUR Champions Pacific Links Championship - Image Courtesy SportBox

    Victoria, B.C. (July 11, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia, the week of September 19-25, 2016. The event will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

    Langer, a two-time winner of the Masters Tournament, has notched 28 career titles on PGA TOUR Champions, which ranks third all-time behind Hale Irwin (45) and Lee Trevino (29).

  • Brooke Henderson Repeats As Winner Of Portland Classic

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Made It Back-To-Back Wins In The LPGA Cambia Portland Classic Winning By Four Shots - Image Courtesy LPGA 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Defending champion Brooke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory Sunday at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.

    The second-ranked Henderson – a native of Smiths Falls, Ont., – shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.

    Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.

  • Hadwin Returns Home To Win His Third Vancouver Open Title

    PGA TOUR Player Adam Hadwin Returned Home To Help Promote The Vancouver Golf Tour's Premier Event, The Vancouver Open - Image Credite Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The best player in the field won the Vancouver Open, but it wasn’t as easy as you might think for Adam Hadwin. The PGA TOUR regular from Abbotsford needed five back-nine birdies to take command of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s marquee event at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course in Langley.

    Hadwin completed his Vancouver Open hat trick with a 54-hole score of seven-under par 207. That was two shots better than Mission’s Kevin Stinson and Riley Wheeldon of Courtenay.

  • Naomi Ko Ready For Biggest Two Weeks Of Her Young Golfing Life

    Victoria's Naomi Ko Has A Couple Of Very Big Weeks Coming Up As She Tees It Up In Two LPGA Tour Tournaments - Image Courtesy USGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Naomi Ko hopes these next two weeks will offer a taste of her future. The 18-year-old amateur from Victoria will tee it up in two straight LPGA Tour events, starting Thursday at the Cambria Portland Classic in Oregon. It will be her LPGA debut and she won’t have long to wait for her second stop, which is an even bigger event.

  • Bear Mountain Looking For Permanent Spot On Champions Tour Schedule

    A Member Of The Rather Exclusive '59 Club' Paul Goydos Was On Hand To Help Promote This Fall's Pacific Links Championship At Bear Mountain In Victoria - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Bear Mountain hopes its first Champions Tour event won’t be its last. The Greater Victoria resort is preparing, on very short notice, to play host to the Pacific Links Championship on the 50-and-over circuit. The 54-hole, $2.5-million US event goes Sept. 22-25.

    And Bear Mountain’s owner, Ecoasis Developments, has made it clear it would love to have a permanent spot on the Champions Tour schedule. “We want this to be successful in 2016,” David Clarke, chief financial officer of Ecoasis, told a news conference this week. “But not just 2016 . . .we would really love to see this as a fixture on the Champions Tour schedule going forward.”