2020 ATB Financial Classic Cancelled


Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada cancels 2020 season


(Calgary, AB) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that the 2020 season has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. 


The ATB Financial Classic, which was originally scheduled for August 6-9, has been postponed until 2021.  


“Working closely with the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada we fully support the decision to cancel the 2020 season ,” said ATB Financial Classic Tournament Director Colin Lavender. “Our primary responsibility is the safety of the local community, and we feel like this is the best decision for everybody.”  


“With growing uncertainty surrounding the border and quarantine regulations, among other factors, we have been in consistent communication with all of our events and believe this decision ensures the safety of the community,” said Mackenzie Tour Executive Director Scott Pritchard. “We are going to use this time to work alongside the ATB Financial Classic to make the 2021 event as strong as possible.”


The 2020 season was set to be the Mackenzie Tour’s eighth season, with the 13-scheduled events being the most in the Tour’s history.


“Our commitment to the City of Calgary and the ATB Financial Classic is unwavering and we are going to work hard towards putting on another strong community-based event in 2021,” said Lavender.   


“While we are disappointed that the 2020 ATB Financial Classic will not take place, we know it was the right decision to ensure the safety of the community and everyone involved with the event,” said ATB Financial VP of Community Initiatives John Windwick.  “We are now looking forward to the 2021 ATB Financial Classic and continuing our longstanding partnership with the Mackenzie Tour and Linx Marketing.”


About the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada  

The Mackenzie Tour   -   PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada and the United States each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading 10 point-earners at the end of each season earn status on the Korn Ferry Tour for the following   year. The Tour’s alumni include 41 PGA TOUR players and   232   Korn Ferry Tour players since 2013. The Mackenzie’s Tour mission is to provide a high-quality platform to produce alumni that move to the next level and eventually the PGA TOUR, while making a positive impact in the communities where tournaments are played.

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