Dave Barr and Quebec professional Daniel Talbot have been granted sponsor’s exemptions into the Montreal Championship, an inaugural Champions Tour event that gets underway at Club de golf Le Fontainbleau in Blainville, Que., on Friday.
“Synchro Sports wanted to open the doors of our tournament to as many Canadians as possible and we are very happy to announce two outstanding names in Canadian golf have been added to the starting field,” said tournament director David Skitt.
Barr, a two-time PGA Tour champion, also won on the Champions Tour at the 2003 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic. Talbot missed earning one of the five spots available at a pre-qualifier on Friday.
“This is a surprise and an honour for me to be invited to participate in a tournament of this stature,” said Talbot. “I am certain that this will be an exceptional experience for myself and all of the competitors.”
Tournament chairman Ronald Corey said Talbot will be a fine addition. “He is not only a crowd favourite in Canada, but has also enjoyed a long and brilliant career,” said Corey.