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Mackenzie Tour – PGA Canada

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We have had the opportunity to cover various sporting events with one being Golf that saw major players hit the links.

Now we are hearing that two of the PGA TOUR’s International Tours announced a restructuring that has Canadian Scott Pritchard set to run the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada. 

Todd Rhinehard was the one in control previously of the Mackenzie Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, and will put all his focus on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

PGA TOUR’s Rob Ohno, Senior Vice President, International Tours mentioned “During the last year, we have gone through a transition phase on both Tours due to the retirements of two experienced and long-time leaders being Canada’s Jeff Monday and Jack Warfield in Latin America.” 

He continued “It has also been an interesting two months as we’ve dealt with the COVID-19 that has affected the entire world and Scott has been such an asset in Canada, and we’ll benefit from Todd giving his full attention to issues in Latin America. With Scott and Todd at the top of this new structure, we feel both of these Tours are well-positioned to grow and continue to offer up-and-coming players strong places to play where they can further their careers once we start playing golf again. We have two outstanding leaders who will see that this happens.”

Pritchard graduated from the University of Ottawa and worked for PGA Canada from 2003-2011 in various roles that saw him accept the position of Director of Business Development and Communications for the Canadian Tour. 

The PGA TOUR was established by the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada in 2012, the first full season was in 2013, which saw him become the new Tour as its Director, Tournament Business Affairs. 

He became the Tour’s Vice President (2017) which he had held for just over three years.

In early 2019, Rhinehart took over the day-to-day operations of the Mackenzie Tour in 2019 following Warfield’s retirement and then temporarily added PGA TOUR Latinoamérica responsibilities. 

Pritchard worked closely with Rhinehart as Rhinehart made the transition back to North America after living in Malaysia for the previous seven years as the PGA TOUR’s CIMB Classic Executive Director.

Ohno mentioned “We can’t thank Todd enough for the heavy load he carried for a few months, leading and guiding both Tours, and I’m grateful that Scott comes into this new position extremely qualified, having handled so many different parts of the business and seeing the Tour operation from so many perspectives.

Realistically speaking Scott knows the tour better than anyone else so it’s no wonder why he was selected.

While various courses are opening up throughout the BC we have to mention that the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both individuals play a huge role one the players hit the links with no one wanting to get T’d off again.

Pritchard and his team continue working on amended 2020 strategies and plan to unveil a new tournament schedule in the coming weeks.

Photo by Kevin Light/PGA TOUR)