Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada cancels 2020 season
(Vancouver, B.C.) – 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 Canada Life Open, which was originally scheduled for May 28-31, is among the cancellations.
“After working closely with the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and our partners, we mutually came to the conclusion that it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel the 2020 event,” said Canada Life Open Tournament Director David Lee-Fay. “Our primary responsibility is the safety of our community 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 all of our events as we prepare for the 2021 season.”
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 Vancouver is unwavering and we are going to work hard towards continuing to make a positive impact in the community despite the cancellation,” said Lee-Fay.
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.