Former PGA Tour player Jim Rutledge will make his first start on what is now the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada since 2010, when it was known as the Canadian Tour.
Rutledge, who now plays regularly on the Champions Tour, won six times between 1979 and 1995 and is second in all-time earnings with $408,384.
Rutledge, 56, will be playing in his home town of Victoria at the Bayview Place Island Savings Open at Uplands Golf Club, where Toronto’s Albin Choi, now playing on the Web .com Tour, won in 2015.
Rutledge will be among 18 players from British Columbia in this week’s field, also including Lindsay Bernakevitch (Victoria), Dylan Bell (Victoria), Brad Clapp (Chilliwack), Devin Carrey (Surrey), Adam Cornelson (Langley), Darren Day (Victoria) and Brendan Dillon (Port Moody).
Others include Seann Harlingten (West Vancouver), Thomas Hay (Langley), Greg Palmer (Port Alberni), Cory Renfrew (Victoria), Gordy Scutt (Victoria), Kevin Spooner (West Vancouver), Brian Sluggett (Victoria), Riley Wheeldon (Comox), Ryan Williams (Vancouver) and Jacob Vanderpas (Vancouver).
Janderpas, Palmer and Carrey were Monday qualifiers, along with Zack Kempa of Brantford, Ont.
Sluggett, Bernakevitch, Scutt, Day and Bell were sponsor exemptions, along with Rutledge.
They are among 34 Canadians in the field, which you can see in its entirety, here.