Members and recent graduates of Golf Canada’s national amateur team will receive exemptions to compete in 2013 PGA Tour Canada events.
It was also announced that the top three players on the PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit after the Players Cup in mid-July in Winnipeg will earn exemptions into the 2013 RBC Canadian Open.
Two spots in each of the first seven PGA Tour Canada events will be available to national team players, as well as recent graduates who have gone on to play professionally.
“The exemptions into PGA Tour Canada events represent a tremendous opportunity for young players to play at a higher level and compete against quality players,” said PGA Tour Canada president Jeff Monday.
“These players will receive a first-hand experience of what a professional tournament looks and feels like. We’re committed to supporting Golf Canada’s mission to develop top level players, and we’re proud our tournaments will provide this opportunity,” he added.
The two players who receive exemptions into each PGA Tour Canada event will be determined by Golf Canada’s High Performance program.
“There’s no question that these exemptions into PGA TOUR Canada events will not only support the development of our top golfing talents, but also help cultivate the Olympic dream for Canadian golf,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.