• No Cut At Bear Mountain Means Money In The Bank

    With three rounds comes no cut and a guaranteed pay cheque for teeing it up...

  • Pairings On The PGA TOUR Champions Definitely Not Random

    When you see the pairings at a PGA TOUR Champions event, their make up is not entirely a random event.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Pre-Tournament Notes

    Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Bear Mountain Golf Resort (Mountain Course) | Victoria, B.C. | September 19-25, 2016

    Media Contact

    Chris Richards – PGA TOUR Manager, Communications
    chrisrichards@pgatourhq.com
    678-644-4258

    Quick Facts

    Par 71 / 6,881 yards
    Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-design (2003)
    $2,500,000 purse (Winner’s Share: $375,000)
    Golf Channel will televise all three rounds live from 3-6 p.m. PDT

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains In Top Spot In Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit (Golf Canada/Bernard Brault)

    Ki Taek Lee got his senior campaign at Arizona State off to a solid start, climbing 272 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite; it was the best career result for the senior and moved him back into the Top-20 in the Canadian rankings at No. 15.

    Fellow Canadian and Arizona State teammate Jared du Toit, the No. 1-ranked amateur in Canada, finished in a tie for 48th.

  • The Final Holes Of The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

     Colin Montgomerie and Scott McCarron Went toe-to-toe for most of the final round plus three playoff holes. Here are a few highlights... 

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Set To Kick Off This Friday With Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Stars

    World Golf Hall Of Fame Member And Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer Highlights A Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Players Coming To Victoria's Bear Mountain This Week

    Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s top purses of US$2.5 million.

    Headlining one of the strongest fields of the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions season are World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara and Tom Kite.

    Langer, who currently leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings with $2,432.659 in 2016 earnings, has put forth one of the strongest seasons in Tour history at the age of 59, with four wins – including major championship victories at the Regions Tradition and Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship earlier this year.

  • The Five Earn Web.com Tour Status

    The Five: Adam Cornelson, Brock Mackenzie, Dan McCarthy, Taylor Moore, & Aaron Wise (PGA TOUR/Claus Andersen)

    Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, New York, wrapped up Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Player of the Year honours, finishing with $157,843 in earnings on the season to top the Order of Merit and lead five players who earned status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.

    McCarthy, 31, who produced a unprecedented season of four wins and the all-time record for single-season earnings, will be fully exempt on the 2017 Web.com Tour after finishing $73,768 ahead of No. 2 Brock Mackenzie of Yakima, Washington. Joining McCarthy and Mackenzie in The Five were No. 3 Taylor Moore of Richmond Hill, Ontario, No. 4 Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California and No. 5 Adam Cornelson of Langley, B.C.

    The Five will graduate to the Web.com Tour in 2017 and look to follow in the footsteps of at least nine PGA TOUR-era Mackenzie Tour alumni who will have PGA TOUR status for the 2016-17 season, including 2013-15 Order of Merit winners Mackenzie Hughes, Joel Dahmen and J.J. Spaun.

  • Langley’s Adam Cornelson Takes Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player of the Year

    Members Of Dan Halldorson’s Family Presented Adam Cornelson With The Dan Halldorson Trophy As The Freedom 55 Financial Canadian Player Of The Year. (Twitter/Mackenzie Tour)

    A day removed from his career-low, 9-under 61 at Highland Country Club, France’s Paul Barjon posted a final-round 2-under 68 to win the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, the final event on the 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule by a stroke over French Polynesia’s Vaita Guillaume at 22-under 258, a Mackenzie Tour record for 72 holes.

    With the win and a first-place check of $36,000, Barjon jumped from No. 30 to No. 6 in the final Order of Merit and will advance to the final stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.

  • PGA TOUR Latinoamérica & The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Announce Aruba Cup In Partnership with Aruba Tourism Authority

    Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday and Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf Principal Michael Mattallo Announce The Aruba Cup. (PGA TOUR/Claus Andersen)

    PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada unveiled the Aruba Cup, a team competition December 12-18 at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba.

    A three-year agreement will see the team event take place through at least 2018, featuring 10 players from each Tour competing against each other in a President’s Cup-style match play event, with the three competition days featuring Fourball, Foursomes and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17 this year.

  • Du Toit Maintains Top Standing In Weekly Rankings

    Positive movements for six of the Top-10 in Canada, while the remaining four maintained their standings, including top-ranked Jared du Toit, who begins the new collegiate season at No. 26 in the world.

    Lawren Rowe gained 440 spots in the world rankings to move into the Top-20 in Canada after finishing in a tie for 23rd at the California State Fair Amateur. The University of Victoria Vike is coming off a solid summer in which he posted a runner-up finish at the Canadian University/College Championship and a tie for ninth at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Fellow Canadian Patrick Murphy finished third at the same event, four strokes behind the winner.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship To Host The Junior Clinic For Kids

    Graham DeLaet Will Be On-Site At Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa To Conduct A Junior Clinic On Saturday, September 24th - Image Courtesy Sportbox

    For Immediate Release

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

    DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November.

  • Tiger Watch: Woods Receives Support From Current And Former Players

    (Photo/TigerWoods.com)

    (TigerWoods.com) — Shortly after Tiger Woods announced he hoped to return to competitive golf next month at the Safeway Open in Napa, California, there was an outpouring of support from fellow and former players.

    Tiger, whose last event was the 2015 Wyndham Championship where he tied for 10th, has been sidelined with back injuries and has undergone two surgeries and a follow-up procedure. His 79 PGA TOUR victories and 14 major titles rank second all-time to Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus, respectively.

  • Brooke Henderson Q & A From The CP Women's Canadian Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Plays A Bunker Shot During The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    Via FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

    Following her top 15 finish in the CP Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens in Calgary last month, Women's World number 3 ranked Brooke Henderson spoke with the media about her recent schedule and the support she's getting from across Canada.

  • Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez & Mark O’Meara Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Organizers Have Announced Commitments From (L-R): Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez And Colin Montgomerie

    Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler And John Cook Round Out The Latest Legends Commitments

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The PGA TOUR Champions event will be contested at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016. The tournament will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $375,000.

  • Victoria's Ko Says CP Women’s Tourney Experience Will Be A Big Benefit

    Victoria's Namoi Ko Didn't Make It To The Weekend At The CP Canadian Women's Open But She's Got A Bright Future Ahead Of Her - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Gord Montgomery (iG)

    PRIDDIS GREENS - While experience in the moment may be painful, down the road it often comes in extremely handy.

    That's the viewpoint Victoria, B.C.'s Naomi Ko is taking back to college after failing to make the cut at the 2016 LPGA CP Women's Open outside of Calgary, AB.

  • Jutanugarn Runs Away With CP Women’s Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn Picked Up Her Fifth Win Of The LPGA Season In The CP Women's Canadian Open At Priddis Greens - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    CALGARY – Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the CP Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year – all in the last 10 events.

    Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

  • Patient Play Earns Scutt Victory At Royal Colwood

    Olympic View PGA Of BC Instructor Gordy Scutt Wins The PGA of BC Championship For The Second Time - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    Gordy Scutt Shoots Two-under In Final Round To Win The 2016 TaylorMade & adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship At Royal Colwood Golf Club In Victoria

    By Jeff Sutherland

    Gordy Scutt, who teaches at the nearby Olympic View GC, started the day at one-over. He was among twenty players who were within three shots of first round leader Luke Bogdan of Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford who had opened with a one-under 69.

    Scutt, who won the Championship when it was held at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in 2014, got off to a good start for day two at the 103 year-old AV Macan designed course.

  • Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Latest Canadian Representatives In The 2016 Pacific Links Championship Coming To Bear Mountain Next Month: L-R: Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge

    Trio Of Canadian Golfers Add To Strength Of Upcoming PGA TOUR Champions Event Field

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain 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.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Cornelson Comes Close In Ottawa; Hadwin Ready For Playoffs; LPGA Tour Heads To Calgary

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Came Oh-So-Close To Winning Sunday At The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Stop In Ottawa, Losing In A 3-Man Playoff - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey-bogey finish proved costly for Langley’s Adam Cornelson, who lost in a three-man playoff Sunday at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in Ottawa.

    Cornelson looked to be in control late in what was a soggy final round of the $175,000 National Capital Open, but wayward drives on the 17th and 18th holes cost him. Cornelson ended up in a three-man playoff with Brock Mackenzie of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samuel Del Val of Spain. All three players finished the 72-hole event at 15-under par.

  • BC's Crisologo Makes Biggest Move In Canada's Top-10 Rankings

    Hugo Bernard

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Made The Biggest Gain Among Canada's Top-10 Rankings This Week Following His 4th Place Finish In The Canadian Men's Amateur - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Hugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada.

    He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.