PGA TOUR Canada announces 2021 season and tournament plans

PGA TOUR Canada will return to action in 2021 with a set of eight tournaments available for players based in Canada. The PGA TOUR made the announcement June 10.

Four stacked up atop leaderboard in Washington

After 36 holes at the final Forme Tour Qualifying Tournament of 2021, four players share the lead through 36 holes, with the eventual winner earning exempt status for the entire inaugural season of the new circuit.

Late surge gives Chanaud 18-hole lead at The Home Course

Michael Chanaud then did Weston proud in the first round Tuesday at The Home Course, shooting a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead

Cover captures medalist honors with final-round 65

Cover captures medalist honors with final-round 65

It was 224 days ago that Patrick Cover sat on the patio outside the clubhouse at Callaway Gardens Resort. He had just shot a 63 in the final round of the LOCALiQ Series’ Classic at Callaway Gardens. Without scoreboards visible, for a fleeting moment he thought he may have won the tournament or perhaps earned a spot in a playoff. Neither happened as Cover came up a stroke short of both Stoney Crouch and Hayden Shieh. Friday, Cover stood on the same patio.

Good bogey helps Schniederjans to 36-hole Callaway Gardens lead

Luke Schniederjans had a decision to make. Should he return to Georgia Tech and take his “COVID year” offered by the NCAA to college athletes because it canceled so many sports in 2020? Or should he turn pro—he had already graduated, after all—and go the play-for-pay route?

Morrison goes out early and grabs lead in Pine Mountain

Austin Morrison was not about to let history repeat itself. Tuesday in the first round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Qualifying Tournament at Callaway Gardens Resort’s Mountain Course, Morrison opened with a 5-under 65 to take a one-shot lead.

Stellar rounds give Trasamar, Healey share of third-round lead at The Wigwam

Stellar rounds give Trasamar, Healey share of third-round lead at The Wigwam

At the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament Thursday, Dylan Healey would have had the round of the day if it weren’t for a player from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Jon Trasamar, a former University of Minnesota golfer, made six birdies on the front nine for a 6-under 30 and added four more on the back to shoot his low-round-of-the-tournament 62.

Injured toe aside, Kelly’s 65 moves him four ahead at the halfway point

Injured toe aside, Kelly’s 65 moves him four ahead at the halfway point

Ten days ago, Tee-K Kelly wasn’t sure he would be able to play in this week’s Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at The Wigwam’s Gold Course. Six stiches on the big toe of his right foot left him questionable. Monday night, a doctor removed the stitches, and Kelly answered the bell Tuesday morning with a 3-under 69.

Lindblom fires a 66, good for first-round lead at The Wigwam

Lindblom fires a 66, good for first-round lead at The Wigwam

Even as the wind picked up at The Wigwam’s Gold Course late in the first round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday, Fredrik Lindblom played some of his best golf. He strung together four consecutive birdies, starting at No. 12, and that run of rolled-in putts led to a 6-under 66.

Kang battles back from triple bogey, eagles 18 to win California Q-School

Kang battles back from triple bogey, eagles 18 to win California Q-School

Jeffrey Kang had just made a triple bogey-7 on No. 7 during Friday’s final round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at Soboba Springs Golf Club. He dropped to 3-over for the day, his three-stroke lead he held when the day began completely gone. He would make one more bogey on his front nine, shoot a 4-over 40 and suddenly just finishing among the top six was a prevailing thought.

Flawless 67 in tough conditions gives Kang three-shot Q-School lead

Flawless 67 in tough conditions gives Kang three-shot Q-School lead

On a day when the stroke average at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament was 76.163 on the par-72 Soboba Springs Golf Club, Jeffrey Kang shot a 67. With players making 458 bogeys during a cold, windy Southern California day, Kang contributed exactly zero to that total.

Tough conditions can’t slow Cantlay as he takes first-round lead

Tough conditions can’t slow Cantlay as he takes first-round lead

Nick Cantlay almost went bogey-free Tuesday during the first round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at Soboba Springs Golf Club. That would have been quite the feat as those playing in the afternoon had to contend with wind gusting to 20 mph, a little rain and cool temperatures.

Three share 54-hole lead in Dothan

Ryan Grider, Keenan Huskey and Maximilian Mehles are tied for the lead at 7-under 209 entering the final round of Mackenzie Tour Q-School at RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks.

Baker takes two-shot lead at halfway point

Bennett Baker seized the lead at RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks on Wednesday after posting 68 for the second consecutive round at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament. With two rounds remaining, Baker (8-under 136) holds a two-stroke advantage over Maximilian Mehles (6-under 138).

Huskey Leads After First-Round 67 in Dothan

Huskey Leads After First-Round 67 in Dothan

Keenan Huskey leads four players by one stroke after shooting an opening-round 5-under 67 on Tuesday during the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at RTJ Golf Trail at Highland Oaks.

Gagne moves into lead at Mackenzie Tour Q-School halfway point

Gagne moves into lead at Mackenzie Tour Q-School halfway point

After shooting a 3-under 69 Wednesday in the second round of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament, Luis Gagne wasn’t too worried about where he sat on the leaderboard. He knew that at 8-under through 36 holes, he would be somewhere near the lead.

Aguado goes wire to wire to win in Weston

Aguado goes wire to wire to win in Weston

By winning the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament at The Club at Weston Hills, it became a week of firsts for Colombia’s Camilo Aguado. As he smiled following his three-shot win over a Jeremy Gandon, Jason Thresher and Gavin Hall, he was more than happy to detail each one.

Darkness stops third-round play with Aguado still leading

Darkness stops third-round play with Aguado still leading

Camilo Aguado had barely hit his drive on No. 14 Thursday when he heard the horn signifying the end of play due to darkness. Aguado will return Friday morning to complete his third round at the Mackenzie Tour’s first Qualifying Tournament, and he will do so with a comfortable cushion as he seeks Mackenzie Tour membership for the first time.

Aguado extends lead, holds five-shot advantage through 36 holes

Aguado extends lead, holds five-shot advantage through 36 holes

It was a tough call to know if Camilo Aguado was more pleased with his 5-under 67 Wednesday or the fact he finished his round as the sun was quickly setting. On one hand, his score gave him a commanding lead through 36 holes at the Mackenzie Tour’s Qualifying Tournament here at The Club at Weston Hills’ Players Course.

Aguado’s 62 lifts him to two-shot lead at Q-School

Aguado’s 62 lifts him to two-shot lead at Q-School

Colombia’s Camilo Aguado is making a habit of going low in golf tournaments—and it’s paying off. A month ago, Aguado was playing in the final event of the Mexican Tour season, a co-sanctioned event with PGA TOUR Latinoamerica’s Dev Series. At one point in his third round, he was 10-under through 10 holes before shooting a 63.

Mackenzie Tour announces 2021 Qualifying Tournaments

Mackenzie Tour announces 2021 Qualifying Tournaments

The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada never was able to play any of its 2020 season as complications at the Canada-U.S. border caused by COVID-19 prohibited the Tour from playing its eighth season. Even with that setback, the Mackenzie Tour is preparing for its return to competition in 2021, announcing Friday its Qualifying Tournaments that will fill out the membership roster for the upcoming season.

Plenty still at stake as Canada Life Series concludes this week

Plenty still at stake as Canada Life Series concludes this week

Only 18.3 points separate Yi Cao and Albert Pistorius on the Canada Life Series Points List. Both players know it. That point gap represents the difference between earning six 2021 Mackenzie Tour tournament starts and an appearance in the 2021 RBC Canadian Open and not.

Fast start allows Pistorius to hang on to take TPC Toronto title

Fast start allows Pistorius to hang on to take TPC Toronto title

Albert Pistorius made it look easy as he quickly broke away from the logjam of three other players tied atop the leaderboard when the final round of the Canada Life Series at TPC Toronto: Heathlands Course event began. Pistorius eagled his first hole of the day and birdied the third to quickly move to 10-under. As it turned out, Pistorius would need all those strokes.