• BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

    VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

  • 3 BCers Among Ten Canadians Set To Compete In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School

    Surrey's Taylor Kim Is One Of Three Girls From BC Teeing It Up In Stage II Of LPGA Qualifying School This Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VENICE, Fla. – 10 Canadians are among 210 competitors vying to punch their tickets to the third and final stage of LPGA Qualifying School from Oct. 20-23 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Playing on the Bobcat and Panther courses, all athletes will compete in the 72-hole stroke-play event (with no cut) to earn one of the Top 80 slots (plus ties) to advance to the third stage at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Dec. 1-4.

    Canadians in the field:

    Aram Choi, Surrey, B.C.

    Christina Foster, Toronto, Ontario

    Jennifer Ha, Calgary, Alberta

    Sara-Maude Juneau, Quebec City, Québec

    Anna Kim, Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Taylor Kim, Surrey, B.C.

    Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ontario

    Megan Osland, Kelowna, B.C.

    Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, Ontario

    Vivian Tsui, Markham, Ontario

    Players failing to advance to the final stage will receive 2017 Symetra Tour status depending on completion of 72 holes.

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  • B.C.’s Lawren Rowe Moves Up 158 Spots To No. 5 In Canada

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    Lawren Rowe continued his upward movement inside the Top-10, picking up another 158 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Western Washington Invitational. The result enabled the third year golfer at the University of Victoria move up to the No. 5 ranking in Canada. Over the course of the last two weeks, Rowe has gained 699 spots in the world rankings.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Colin Montgomerie Wins Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In Playoff

    Colin Montgomerie Accepts The Winner's Cheque After Taking The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship was won in dramatic fashion by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie over Scott McCarron of the U.S. on the third playoff hole. Here is the wrap up of the tournament held this past week at the Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC. 

  • Putter The Story For Rutledge At Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Victoria's Jim Rutledge played in his home town as he took part in the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. VI Golf's Jeremy Estey followed Rutledge during the tournament, you can read his story by clicking HERE.

  • Where To Go To Find Out More From The Tournament

    If you want to find out more about what happened during the tournament here are some links, twitter hash tags, etc...

  • Local Pro Poje Puts Champions Tour Experience In Perspective

    Tsawwassen Springs Head Professional Murray Poje Teed It Up Wth The PGA TOUR Champions At The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Bryan Outram

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship saw many of the top names from the PGA TOUR Champions grace the fairways of Victoria, BC’s picturesque Mountain Course at the Bear Mountain Resort.

    The likes of two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, former U.S. Open champions Lee Janzen, Tom Kite and Scott Simpson and several other major winners including Mark Calcavecchia, Ian Woosnam, Mark O’Meara, Vijay Singh, Larry Mize and World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomery were on hand to vie for the US$2.5 Million purse.

    Those were just some of the names that Tsawwassen’s Murray Poje was teeing it up with this past weekend after he made it through local qualifying to earn a spot in the field with these legends of the game who now make their living playing 3-round, no-cut golf but can still ‘golf their ball’ as the saying goes.

  • 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.