Feb 29, 2008

Canadian Golf Tour Returns To Saskatchewan After 24 Year Absence

Tell me the folks in Saskatchewan are excited about the prospect of having the Canadian Professional Golf Tour returning to there province after an almost 24 year absence.

The event will be held at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links in Saskatoon from June 30 to July 6 with a purse of $150,000.

The Saskatchewan Open, which was first played in 1919, was a mainstay on the Canadian Tour schedule up until 1984.

Its winners marks some notable names in Canadian golf. Pat Fletcher captured the championship in 1947, 1948 and 1951. The legendary Stan Leonard won the title in 1950 and 1955 and Moe Norman tasted victory in 1960 and 1968.

In more recent times, Bob Panasiuk took home the trophy in 1974 while Jerry Anderson earned back-to-back titles in 1979 and 1980.

Good for the Canadian Tour and golf in Canada.

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