Highland Purse Jumps To $225,000

Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announces purse increase for 2018 season
Players to compete for $200,000 prize fund at each regular event

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced on Tuesday that tournament prize money will increase by $25,000 (CA$) at every 2018 event. Regular, full-field tournaments will offer purses of $200,000, with the season-ending, limited-field (60 players) Freedom 55 Financial Championship providing a $225,000 purse.

“Thanks to the hard work of our tournament host organizations and our sponsors, who have helped establish and grow each tournament in their respective communities, Mackenzie Tour players will now be competing for more money as they aim to make their way to the Web.com Tour in 2019,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday.

The 2018 season will begin at the Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. May 31-June 3 and conclude at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship at Highland Country Club in London, Ontario September 10-16, with the full 2018 schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.

Qualifying for the 2018 Mackenzie Tour season will take place at five sites this spring, with fields of 132 players competing for status at Qualifying Tournaments in Florida, California, Arizona and British Columbia.

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 five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following year. The Tour’s alumni include 20 PGA TOUR players and more than 160 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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