PGA TOUR Canada introduced it’s going to grasp six Qualifying Tournaments to decide Excursion club for the 2023 season – 5 within the U.S., starting in late-February and concluding with a last qualifier in Canada every week prior to the Excursion’s common season starts.
PGA TOUR Canada finished its season in September, crowning the Fortinet Cup Issues Checklist chief – Edmonton’s Wil Bateman – as Participant of the 12 months. Bateman was the inaugural winner of the Fortinet Cup after successful two times in 2022 and is now a completely exempt member of the Korn Ferry Excursion for the 2023 season. Gamers hoping to apply in Bateman’s footsteps can start by means of incomes PGA TOUR Canada club, with enjoying spots to be had on the six Qualifying Tournaments.
“We’re coming off a remarkably a success season, and we will be able to proceed to construct on that momentum in 2023. The primary steps are at our Qualifying Tournaments, the place avid gamers can get at the trail that may take them to their final vacation spot, which is the PGA TOUR,” mentioned PGA TOUR Canada Govt Director Scott Pritchard. “Over the years, we’ve been lucky that such a lot of avid gamers are focused on pursuing their skilled desires by means of enjoying on PGA TOUR Canada. We look ahead to there shall be robust call for by means of avid gamers to return to our Excursion, as avid gamers know in regards to the high quality of classes, the towns we consult with and the caliber of pageant PGA TOUR Canada provides.”
The qualifiers start with two tournaments in Florida (Weston and Howey-in-the-Hills) on consecutive weeks in late-February, early March. The motion begins February 21-24 at The Membership at Weston Hills’ Excursion Path, because it hosts a Qualifying Event for a 2nd consecutive yr. The Howey-in-the-Hills match is at historical Project Inn Hotel and Membership, a long-time host of each PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica tournaments. It has hosted six earlier PGA TOUR Canada qualifiers. The next week, the RTJ Golfing Path at Highland Oaks in Dothan, Alabama, is the website for a 3rd consecutive yr.
A month later, the qualifiers transfer west, with occasions at Wigwam Golfing Membership within the Phoenix suburb of Litchfield Park, Arizona (April 4-7) and at Soboba Springs Golfing Path in San Jacinto, California (April 11-14).
Notable PGA TOUR participants to emerge from those websites in recent times come with Cameron Younger (medalist at Dothan in 2020), Will Zalatoris (runner-up at Wigwam Golfing Membership in 2019), Alex Smalley (T3 at Howey-in-the-Hills in 2020), Hayden Buckley (T4 at Wigwam Golfing Membership in 2019), Carson Younger (T7 at Howey-in-the-Hills in 2020) and Philip Knowles (T9 at Howey-in the-Hills in 2019).
Bateman completed T5 on the Wigwam Golfing Membership website in 2021, retained club for 2022 by the use of the issues listing and received the Fortinet Cup together with his two-win season.
The overall Qualifying Event is about for June 6-9 in Courtenay, British Columbia. Crowne Isle Hotel and Golfing Membership has prior to now hosted seven Qualifying Tournaments. PGA TOUR Canada’s season starts the week after this Q-Faculty.
Here’s a have a look at the six tournaments that may all be 72-hole, Tuesday-to-Friday, no-cut occasions:
|February 21-24||The Membership at Weston Hills (Excursion)||Weston, Florida|
|February 28-March 3||Project Inn Hotel and Membership (El Campeon)||Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida|
|March 7-10||RTJ Golfing Path at Highland Oaks (Highlands/Marshwood)||Dothan, Alabama|
|April 4-7||Wigwam GC (Gold)||Litchfield Park, Arizona|
|April 11-14||Soboba Springs GC||San Jacinto, California|
|June 6-9||Crowne Isle Hotel and GC||Courtenay, British Columbia|
“It is a nice lineup of tournaments that may take a look at avid gamers’ talents and skills. Those that emerge with Excursion playing cards could have any other robust PGA TOUR Canada time table to play in 2023, with a possibility to proceed progressing of their skilled careers,” Pritchard added.
Amongst participant advantages to be had, a three-time winner at the Excursion would earn computerized promotion to the Korn Ferry Excursion. Moreover, the highest 5 avid gamers at the 2023 Fortinet Cup Issues Checklist will obtain 2024 Korn Ferry Excursion club, with the participant completing first incomes totally exempt standing. The highest 5 avid gamers can also be exempt into the Ultimate Level of the 2023 PGA TOUR Qualifying Event, competing for a PGA TOUR card, which shall be awarded to top-five finishers and ties. The ones within the sixth-through-Twenty fifth Fortinet Cup positions are exempt into the 2d Level of the 2023 PGA TOUR Qualifying Event. As well as, the highest 60 avid gamers at the ultimate Fortinet Cup standings will retain their PGA TOUR Canada enjoying privileges for 2024.
PGA TOUR Canada will announce its entire common season time table in early 2023.