Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time PGA Tour winner Stephen Ames will captain the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada team at the inaugural Aruba Cup, Dec. 12-18 at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba.
“I’m honoured and excited to lead the Mackenzie Tour team into this competition at an incredible venue for the first time,” said Ames, who played on the Mackenzie Tour in 1990-91.
“I fondly remember my time starting my career in Canada and know that the guys on our team are well on their way to making the next step on the path to the PGA Tour, and it should be a fun week of great golf in Aruba,” he added.
The Mackenzie Tour will play against PGA Tour Latinoamerica, captained by Julian Etulain, at the competition.
The two teams of 10 players each will square off in a Presidents Cup-style match play event at Tierra del Sol.
Etulain captured his first PGA Tour Latinoamérica win at the 2013 Lexus Peru Open and went on to win twice in 2014 to lead the Order of Merit and capture the Roberto de Vincenzo Award as Player of the Year, earning exempt status on the Web .com Tour, where he finished runner-up twice to earn his PGA Tour card for 2016-17.