The Canadian PGA Championship is returning this summer to the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club in Calgary.
Sponsored by Mr. Lube, it will be played as a match play event and include the 64 highest ranked players available from the Canadian PGA player rankings that were introduced on Monday.
With its $100,000 purse, the PGA Championship of Canada returns after a five-year absence. First played in 1912, its winners include Moe Norman, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino, among others.
“It was the goal of the Canadian PGA to create an event that would bring our greatest Canadian PGA players from the around the country to compete for the P.D. Ross trophy in an exciting format – I would say we’ve accomplished both,” said Gary Bernard, executive director of the Canadian PGA.
Bryn Parry, currently ranked No. 1 in Canada, will be top seed.
“I thought it was pretty incredible last week when I received the phone call telling me that I was the No. 1-ranked player in the Canadian PGA, but to find out that the PGA Championship of Canada is coming back just takes it to a whole new level,” said Parry.
“To have the opportunity to play for this trophy and go into the event as the No. 1 seed will be pretty special and something I’m already excited about.”