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Thursday, February 29, 2024

The PGA Tour of Canada anticipates “huge crowds” at the Waskesiu event

At the Waskesiu event, the PGA Tour Canada expects "big crowds."

Key Takeaways:

  • After a vacation of more than 990 days, the PGA Season of Canada returns this weekend, with the third leg on the tour at Elk Ridge Resort in Waskesiu.
  • In June, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada announced that it would play for the following eight years at Elk Ridge Resort.

The PGA Season of Canada is back in action this weekend after a break of more than 990 days, and the third stop on tour is at Elk Ridge Resort in Waskesiu.

“We’re expecting big people, and if you’re going up to the lake, a part of your vacation needs to include a visit to Elk Ridge to see the PGA Tour Canada,” event director Hugh Vassos said.

The Elk Ridge Open in 2022 is the third event of the Fortinet Cup season-long points competition.

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With a prize of $200,000 on the line for the 156-golfer field, event chair Graham DeLaet says the ability to enjoy the amenities that Prince Albert National Park is known for is an added incentive for competitors.

“Even if it isn’t in a major metropolis like other PGA Tour Canada sites, there are things to do and places to stay.” So it truly checks all the boxes from a player’s perspective,” DeLaet said, adding a few other features that make for a fantastic tour stop.

“As a player, you want something tough, in good condition, that is fair, and that moves along at a good pace.”

At the Waskesiu event, the PGA Tour Canada expects "big crowds."
At the Waskesiu event, the PGA Tour Canada expects “big crowds.” Image from iHeartRadio

Jamie Sadlowski, a 2-time long drive world champion, is one of the contenders in the field. He hasn’t yet played Elk Ridge, but he is looking forward to playing in what he considers a home tournament.

“I had a few buddies who played last year and raved about the golf course and the entire facility, so I’m excited,” Sadlowski said.

“It’s also a home game because I can jump in the truck and drive, so it’s wonderful.”

The Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada confirmed in June that it would play at Elk Ridge Resort for the next eight years.

Source: CTV News

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