• Hemp Oil Co. Functional Remedies Expands Reach Into Pro Golf With a Sponsorship First

    First International Hemp Oil Company, Functional Remedies, To Sponsor PGA TOUR Champions Tournament The Rapiscan Systems Classic March 25-31 In Biloxi, Mississippi - Image Courtesy Functional Remedies

    (DENVER) - Functional Remedies, the only award-winning, vertically integrated hemp oil company, announced its expanded reach into professional golf by becoming the first-ever hemp oil company to sponsor a PGA TOUR Champions Tournament, the Rapiscan Systems Classic on March 29-31 at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, north of Biloxi.

  • Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday to Retire

    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – The PGA TOUR announced today that PGA TOUR Canada – Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday will be retiring from the PGA TOUR after more than 30 years of service.

    In 2012, Monday led exploratory efforts to determine the PGA TOUR’s role with the Canadian Tour, and he subsequently assumed the position of President when the TOUR agreed to assume operational control of the Tour starting with the 2013 season.

    Monday has overseen significant growth of the Mackenzie Tour, with the schedule now including 12 official events with an average purse of $200,000 (CAD).

    Mackenzie Tour alumni since 2013 include 31 PGA TOUR players, including TOUR winners Mackenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor, Aaron Wise, Tony Finau, and Adam Long, and more than 190 Web.com Tour players.

    The Mackenzie Tour has also made an impact in the communities in which it plays, having donated $4.1 million (CAD) to charity since 2013, including more than $1 million in each of the last three years.

    “Jeff Monday has made incredibly significant contributions to our business during his career at the PGA TOUR,” said PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan.

    “Thanks to Jeff’s vision and leadership, establishing the Mackenzie Tour has been a cornerstone of our international growth over the last six years, and the Tour is set up to flourish well into the future. We can’t thank Jeff enough for his contributions and leadership over the last 30 years.”

    Prior to his position with the Mackenzie Tour, Monday held leadership roles as Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations for PGA TOUR Champions; Senior Vice President of Tournament Development; Vice President of Tournament Business Affairs for PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour; and Vice President, Retail Marketing.

    He joined the TOUR in January 1988, leaving to oversee the American Golf Sponsors for five years before returning to TOUR employment in 1995.

    “It has been my profound honor to work for the PGA TOUR for these last 30 years. My first thought has been about the great people I have met and the experiences I have had. To be in an environment where you provide competitive opportunities for players while seeing the positive impact these tournaments have in communities has been something very special, and I will always value and treasure my involvement with that,” said Monday.

    “To work extensively on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, the Web.com Tour and, for the last seven years, the Mackenzie Tour has left me with a great appreciation for how many really good people there are in the golf world. It has been a true joy to be a part of this wonderful sport. I just feel so privileged and grateful.”

    The transition in Mackenzie Tour leadership will include longtime Championship Management Executive Director Todd Rhinehart alongside current Mackenzie Tour Vice President Scott Pritchard.

    Rhinehart will serve as a Managing Director for several of the TOUR’s international business interests, including the Mackenzie Tour.

    Previously, Rhinehart oversaw the PGA TOUR’s CIMB Classic in Malaysia as Executive Director, beginning in 2012, also assisting in the TOUR’s business development in Southeast Asia.

    Prior to his stint overseas, Rhinehart was the executive director of the TOUR Championship in Atlanta with additional responsibilities with various World Golf Championships events and the Presidents Cup.

    He has been with the TOUR since 1999.

    Pritchard will continue to be based in the PGA TOUR’s Canada offices in Toronto, Ontario.

    As Vice President of the Mackenzie Tour, he will assume additional responsibilities overseeing tournament business affairs, marketing, sponsorships, and scheduling.

    Pritchard is a veteran of the golf industry, having previously worked for the PGA of Canada in a number of roles from 2003 to 2011.

    He joined the PGA TOUR in February 2012 after working at the Canadian Tour as Director of Business Development and Communications.

    About the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada

    The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR.

    The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following year.

    The Tour’s alumni include 31 PGA TOUR players and more than 190 Web.com Tour players since 2013.

    The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for its members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities it visits.

  • Policy Change for Entry into Tournament and Practice Rounds at Augusta National

    Masters officials are changing another policy after cracking down on re-selling and scalping badges last year...

  • Who's In The Masters?

    There are two ways to get in: Win one of three remaining tournaments before Masters Week or get into the top 50 that is published April 1...

  • Rory McIlroy To Make First-Ever Start In RBC Canadian Open

    2019 PLAYERS Champion And 15-Time PGA TOUR Winner Rory McIlroy Has Announced He Will Join The Elite Field In The 2019 RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit: TourProGolfClubs

    (March 21, 2019) OAKVILLE, ON (Golf Canada) – Today, RBC and Golf Canada announced that world ranked No. 4 – Rory McIlroy – will compete in the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

    Fresh off an impressive victory at the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, McIlroy joins an already strong field of players, including world No. 1 and Team RBC Ambassador Dustin Johnson, alongside team members Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.

    “I‘m really excited to play in my first RBC Canadian Open,” said McIlroy. “There continues to be a lot of momentum around this historic tournament, with a new date, new location and now a new concert series. I’ve had the opportunity to see the passion that Canada has for our sport and I look forward to seeing the energy of Canadian golf fans first hand. I’m also looking forward to squaring off with DJ, Adam and the rest of Team RBC for Canada’s National Open Championship.”

  • LPGA Launches New “Drive On” Brand Campaign

    The LPGA is unveiling its new brand positioning that embraces its history and pushes toward the future with two simple words: Drive On...

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  • Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Announces 2019 Schedule

    TORONTO, Ontario – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced its 2019 schedule today, featuring 12 events that will once again take the Tour from coast-to-coast.

    The season will begin with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 20-26) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. All regular events feature purses of $200,000 (CDN) and a $225,000 (CDN) purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 9-15) at Highland Country Club in London, Ontario.

  • Early Masters Odds

    The Early Odds to win the Masters includes two winners from this season...

  • Video: Top 10 Shots Of The Week From THE PLAYERS Championship

    Check out the top 10 shots of the week from THE PLAYERS Championship 2019, featuring Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, and Ryan Moore.

    A favourite of ours is the Jhonattan Vegas 70-footer on 17. Be sure to note the expression on the face of Kevin Kisner's caddy at the end of the clip....

     

     

  • Video: PGA TOUR Good, Bad & Unusual From The Players Championship

    In the Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, where Irishman Rory McIlroy won on St. Patrick’s Day, the luck extended to Jhonny Vegas who recorded the longest putt in Island Green history and Tiger Woods’ funny moment with Kevin Na at 17.

     

     

     

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard For Week 11 Presented By Titleist

     See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • PGA of BC Releases 2019 Championship Schedule

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MARCH 12, 2019 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – The PGA of BC will conduct eight championship events across four of the Association’s geographic regions in 2019, once again providing a variety of avenues for its member Golf Professionals to compete amongst each other and alongside amateurs from their respective facilities.

    This year’s schedule includes an event taking place in the Kootenays region, which will mark the first time one of the PGA of BC’s active championships has been held in the eastern portion of the province since 2000. Altogether, seven different British Columbia communities will host zone-wide competitions conducted by the Association in 2019.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard For March 11th Presented By Titleist

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  • PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week Ending March 10th

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Complaining About Rules Not Doing Golf Any Favours

    With all the recent controversy regarding the 'new rules' of golf, particularly due to some very publicized incidents on the PGA TOUR, Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press wrote a piece that puts the onus where it really should be, on the players, to learn, know, understand and play by the rules. He makes some excellent points here illustrating clearly why it should not be that difficult to accept and embrace the effort and intent of the new rules of golf. - ed

    By Doug Ferguson/Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Florida — The memo PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message.

    One theme was to be patient. “We are committed to playing under these rules as we analyze their effectiveness... and it’s important to acknowledge that we are not at the finish line yet,” Monahan said in a memo.

    Another was to look at the USGA as a partner instead of a villain.

    “This is a collaborative process, one the PGA TOUR has been a part of from the beginning, along with all organizations in the world of golf,” he wrote.

    The hope is that it will lead players to stop complaining about the rules and simply follow them.

    Click HERE to read full story. 

  • Mike Weir Returns To Full Time Play On Web.com Tour

    Canada's Only Masters Champion, Mike Weir, Is Trying To Get His Game Back In Form On The Web.com Tour - Image Courtesy MikeWeir.com

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Most golfers on the Web.com Tour don’t get to play Augusta National on their weeks off.

    Mike Weir is the exception, however.

    The 2003 Masters champion is planning on playing a full schedule on the PGA TOUR’s feeder circuit thanks to a special exemption category for golfers aged 48-49 – which should mark the first time he’s played more than 20 events since 2014.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist

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  • Canadian Players On PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Week Of February 18th, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • A Quick Solution to Golf’s Pace of Play Problem

    J.B. Holmes

    By JOHN GORDON, Golf Canada

    I’m the anti J.B. Holmes. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not “anti” J.B. Holmes.

    When he won the Genesis Open for his fifth PGA Tour victory, I applauded the resurgence of someone who, by most accounts, is a good guy, a great husband and father who has survived brain surgery. Former Ryder Cupper, long hitter, great ball striker.

    Also, alas, human rain delay.

    At every level, from recreational golfer to the pro tours, slow play is a pernicious disease afflicting golf.

    Click here for the full story...