MISSISSAUGA, Ont. —An array of Canadian golf legends are set to compete at the 2015 Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ont.
Remi Bouchard looks to defend his championship title Aug 12-14, but faces tough competition from the likes of Champions Tour winner Rod Spittle; three-time past champion Jim Rutledge; European Senior Tour regulars and past PGA of Canada national champions Ken Tarling and Phil Jonas; and a host of other top professionals.
Past champions teeing it up include three-time winner Rutledge, 2011 winner Tarling, 2005 champion Hocan Olsson and Gar Hamilton who won in 2002 and last year’s Super Senior Division title.
Other notable players in the field include European Senior Tour player and two-time PGA Assistant’s Championship of Canada winner Philip Jonas; Scott Allred, who is ranked No. 8 on the PGA of Canada Player Rankings; 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; former European Senior’s Tour player David Wettlaufer; six-time PGA Tour Canada winner Daniel Talbot; and Credit Valley’s own Jerry Anderson, a European Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA Tour Canada and PGA Championship of Canada winner.
Credit Valley is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Originally, the hunting and fishing grounds of the Ojibway people, Credit Valley traces its golfing beginning back to 1930. Ontario’s then Lieutenant Governor, W.D. Ross, commissioned that six holes be built on the original property which was located where the driving range and parking lot now stand.
Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Steve Stricker won the PGA Championship of Canada when Credit Valley hosted in 1993, while Hannah Jun captured the 2008 PGA Women’s Championship at the Mississauga venue.
The two-day, 54-hole championship will be played Aug. 12-14 at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. Admittance to the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf is free and spectators are encouraged to attend during championship play.
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.