A preliminary schedule released by the Canadian Tour will include the Times Colonist Open, celebrating its 28th year as a tour event, the new Great Waterway Classic in Eastern Ontario and the Canadian Tour Championship being played at Scarboro Golf and Country, which is celebrating its centennial in 2012.
“As the only Canadian course designed by the renowned designer A.W. Tillinghast, Scarboro is a special place and more than worthy of its accolades,” said Canadian Tour commissioner Rick Janes.
The Canadian Tour is also working with the PGA Tour to revamp its qualifying school format, which is likely to reduce the number of schools to one and provide more cards for fledgling Canadian Tour members.
Details of the new qualifying system and qualifying school dates have not been finalized, but it’s likely the new Q-school held in April or early May, closer to the start of the Canadian season.
Below is the preliminary 2012 Canadian Tour schedule, with other events to be confirmed later:
Times Colonist Island Savings Open, Uplands Golf Club, Victoria – June 7-10
ATB Financial Classic, Windermere Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, June 21-24
Syncrude Boreal Open, Fort McMurray Golf Club, Fort McMurray, June 28 – July 1
Dakota Dunes Casino Open, Dakato Dunes Golf Links, Saskatoon, July 5-8
The Players Cup, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg, July 12-15
Canadian Tour Championship, Scarboro Golf & Country Club, Toronto, August 23-26
The Great Waterway Classic, Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course, Gananoque, Ont., September 6-9
Desert Dunes Classic, Desert Dunes Golf Club, Palm Springs, Calif., November 1-4