Hadwin, Conners Bring Star Power To Windsor Championship

Windsor Championship announces Monday pro-am and charity skins game featuring Adam Hadwin and Corey Conners

Canada Day Charity Challenge at Ambassador Set for July 1

WINDSOR, Ontario – The Windsor Championship announced today that the 2019 tournament week will kick off with PGA TOUR winners Adam Hadwin and Corey Conners, the top-ranked men’s Canadian golfers in the world, playing a pro-am and charity skins game on Canada Day at Ambassador Golf Club.

Fans will have the opportunity to watch the PGA TOUR pros on July 1, with tickets for the event going on sale online and at Ambassador Golf Club on May 24 at a cost of $20, with entrance free for kids 18-years old and younger.

Adam Hadwin. Photo: Levelwear.

Three-player teams are available to play in the morning pro-am, which will also feature prominent Mackenzie Tour players, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. After the morning pro-am, there will be lunch and refreshments available for purchase, as well as entertainment, which will be followed by a $10,000 skins game between Hadwin and Conners at 2:00 p.m. with proceeds from the event benefiting the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County.

Both Hadwin and Conners began their professional careers on the Mackenzie Tour and have gone on to win on the PGA TOUR, with Hadwin winning the 2017 Valspar Championship and Conners recently taking the 2019 Valero Texas Open title.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to welcome the two top male Canadian golfers in the world to Windsor to play in front of our city’s fans,” said Windsor Championship Tournament Director Adam Wagner. “It was so great to see the city rally behind the tournament last year, and we think having Adam and Corey’s presence in Windsor will be the perfect way to once again get fans excited for the tournament while supporting a great cause.”

The Windsor Championship excelled in its inaugural event in 2018, with nearly 6,000 fans lining the fairways during the week, helping to raise $110,550 for The Hospice of Windsor-Essex County.

“It was incredible to see the success of the Windsor Championship last season,” said Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Vice President Scott Pritchard. “The community support was incredible, and coming of the heels of the successful launch of the tournament, the committee in Windsor wanted to make the event even bigger and better, and we can’t thank Adam and Corey enough for taking time away from their busy PGA TOUR schedules to play on Canada Day.”

Corey Conners. Photo: Golf Canada.

The opportunity to host the Listowel, Ontario, native Conners and Abbotsford, British Columbia, native Hadwin presented itself after it was announced that the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic will be played the weekend prior to Canada Day in Detroit, Michigan.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to celebrate Canada Day on Canadian soil,” said Hadwin. “I know that there are plenty of golf fans in Windsor, and it will be a lot of fun to see a lot of red and white walking alongside Corey and me.”

“Growing up in Ontario, it’s great that we have the chance to play in front of Canadian fans and support a great cause at the same time,” said Conners. “Playing on the Mackenzie Tour for a few years, it’s great to see how much the Tour has grown, and it’s great to see communities like Windsor supporting the events.”

About the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada

The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading ten money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following year. The Tour’s alumni include 31 PGA TOUR players and 199 Web.com Tour players since 2013. The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for its members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities it visits.

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About the Hospice of Windsor-Essex Country Inc.

Founded to address compassionate end-of-life care, The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. has been an integral part of the Windsor Essex region since 1979. The Hospice provides care at no cost in our two Hospice Residential Homes (Windsor and Erie Shores/Leamington), through the Community Palliative Medicine Program and through our Wellness Programs and Services. With only partial government funding, it has been through the generous support of our community that Hospice has become the first palliative hospice village in North America. Over time, The Hospice has adapted to meet the needs of the community, and continues to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, now and into the future.

Twitter/Instagram:@HospiceWindsor
Facebook:Facebook.com/HospiceWindsorEssex

For ticket and pro-am information
Adam Wagner, Tournament Director 519-966-2425 x6

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