Canadian Tour headed back to Windsor
The Canadian Tour will return to the city of Windsor, Ont., in 2012.
The Windsor Roseland Charity Classic will be played August 13-19 and will be the only official Pro Am on the Tour calender featuring 128 amateurs and 128 professionals.
The event will be staged at the Roseland Golf Club, the Donald Ross designed course which recently underwent extensive renovations.
"We are thrilled to have the Windsor Roseland Charity Classic back on the schedule for 2012," commented Canadian Tour Commissioner, Rick Janes. "The support from the community for the Tour Championship last season was phenomenal and we expect that to continue with the re-establishment of the once great Windsor Roseland Charity Classic."
From 1979 until 1991 the Windsor Roseland Charity Classic was a mainstay on the Canadian Tour circuit. Past Champions include future Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Jerry Anderson, Windsor native Matt Cole and recent European Senior Tour Q-School graduate Ken Tarling. The Windsor Star quotes a Tour official as saying "a new signature sporting event" will be coming to Roseland golf course this August.
The Ambassador Golf Club played host to the Tour Championship last year, which was won by Stuart Anderson of Sooke, B.C. This year, the Tour's flagship event will be played at Scarborough Golf and Country Club in Toronto as part of the club's 100th anniversary celebration.
The Canadian Tour unveiled a preliminary eight tournament schedule last month which included five events in the west and only two eastern stops, one of which is a new event being staged in September near Kingston. At that time, the Tour indicated it was working on adding two additional events in eastern Canada.
Last December, the Canadian Tour announced a new working arrangement with the PGA Tour which will give the struggling circuit financial assistance and expertise in 2012 in such areas as tournament development and sponsorship.