Former Canadian Amateur champion Rob McMillan will become executive chairman of the Canadian Tour’s Players Cup in Winnipeg, while his wife Nicole McMillan moves in as the event’s executive director as of October 1.
Nicole McMillan has been involved with event management for 12 years, while Rob won the 1996 Canadian Amateur in Winnipeg, the same year he won the tour’s Manitoba Open as an amateur. He won two other tour titles and played on the Nationwide Tour in 2001 and 2003.
“This is an opportunity that Nicole and I really wanted. Nicole is an excellent event manager and I look forward to working with all of the sponsors. It is a good marriage in more ways than one,” said Rob McMillan, a past member of the tour’s board of directors.
The Players Cup is the only Canadian Tour event that offers an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open, as well as a $200,000 purse.
“Manitoba has a long history of hosting major sporting events and this is an event that has always been well managed,” said Canadian Tour commissioner Richard Janes.
“Rob and Nicole share a vision and have the passion to make The Players Cup one of the most significant golf tournaments in Canada,” he added.
The moves came with Mitch Zalnasky stepping down as tournament director.