COPETOWN, Ont. – A number of Canada’s legends of golf are set compete at the 2014 Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf Aug. 6-7 at Beverly Golf & Country Club.
Champions Tour player Jim Rutledge of Victoria eyes his third straight—and fourth since 2010—PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada, but faces stiff competition from the likes of fellow Champions Tour player Rod Spittle of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Past champions in the field include 2011 winner Ken Tarling of Sandford, Ont., 2002 winner Gar Hamilton of Oakville, Ont., and three-time champion Bob Rose of Dundas, Ont. Two-time defending Super Senior winner Norm Jarvis of Surrey, B.C., is also in the field this week.
Other notable players in the field include European Senior’s Tour player and two-time PGA Assistant’s Championship of Canada winner Philip Jonas; Scott Allred, who is ranked No. 9 on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings; two-time PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada winner Remi Bouchard; past PGA of Canada President Ian Clake.; former PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winner Ian Doig; past PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada winner Marc Girouard; two-time PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winner Brian Hutton; Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame member Scott Knapp; former European Senior’s Tour player David Wettlaufer; and six-time PGA Tour Canada winner Daniel Talbot.
Last year at Lookout Point Golf Club in Fonthill, Ont., Rutledge birdied the fourth playoff hole over Spittle. With the dramatic victory, the native of Victoria became just the seventh player in the championship’s history to win three or more times.
Attendance to the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf is free and spectators are encouraged to attend during tournament play.
Located in Copetown, Ont., Beverly Golf & Country Club is a classically designed Robbie Robinson gem and often referred to as one of the best secrets in Canada golf. At more than 6,500 yards, the par-70 layout features angled greens, traditional bunkering and large mature trees.
The PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada was first played in 1938 as a division of the Canadian PGA Championship. In 1973, the championship became an independent event and has stayed that way since.
Among the Canadian golf legends to win the PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada are Stan Leonard, Moe Norman—who won a record seven straight years from 1979-1985—Bob Panasik, Al Balding—who wowed the golf world by winning at age 76 in 2000—and Jim Rutledge.
For first round tee times, click here.