29th May, 2020
The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that the 2020 season has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
The GolfBC Championship, which was originally scheduled for June 11-14, has been postponed until 2021.
“Working closely with the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada we fully support the decision to cancel the 2020 season,” said GolfBC Championship Tournament Director Hugh Vassos. “Our event has succeeded in bringing the community together each year, and now it’s part of our responsibility to help keep Kelowna safe, and we feel like this is the right decision for everybody involved.”
“With growing uncertainty surrounding the border and quarantine regulations, among other factors, we have been in consistent communication with all of our events and believe this decision ensures the safety of the community,” said Mackenzie Tour Executive Director Scott Pritchard. “We are going to use this time to work alongside the GolfBC Championship and make the 2021 event the strongest yet.”
The 2020 season was set to be the Mackenzie Tour’s eighth season, with the 13-scheduled events being the most in the Tour’s history.
“Our commitment to the City of Kelowna and the GolfBC Championship is unwavering and we are going to work hard towards putting on a strong community-based event in 2021,” said Vassos.
“The GolfBC Group is proud of the GolfBC Championship and the positive economic and charitable impact the event has made in the Okanagan Region for the past four years,” said GolfBC Group Vice President Andy Hedley. “We are fully supportive of the decision to cancel the 2020 Mackenzie Tour season along with the GolfBC Championship and will take this time to focus on what is going to be another spectacular event in 2021.”
About the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada
The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada and the United States each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading 10 point- earners at the end of each season earn status on the Korn Ferry Tour for the following year. The Tour’s alumni include 41 PGA TOUR players and 232 Korn Ferry Tour players since 2013. The Mackenzie’s Tour mission is to provide a high-quality platform to produce alumni that move to the next level and eventually the PGA TOUR, while making a positive impact in the communities where tournaments are played.
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