The tournament will support the Military Families Fund and is on the tour’s schedule for Aug. 4-10.
Forces and Families, a volunteer organization founded in 2007 that supports the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families, will serve as the host organization for the tournament.
Earlier this year, PGA Tour Canada announced the Military Outreach Program, offering golf clinics from tour players and free admission for retired and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Net proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Military Families Fund, which helps military families in times of need, covering everything from counseling expenses to academic support.
A three-year agreement will see the tournament take place at the Hylands Golf Club through the 2016 season. Hylands, a 36-hole facility owned by the Canadian Armed Forces, will see its 7,010-yard North Course host the tournament. The event also marks the first PGA Tour Canada event in Ottawa since the 2001 Eagle Creek Classic.
The PGA Tour Canada recently completed its inaugural season. The top five players on the Order of Merit each season earn Web.com Tour cards for the following season, the first step on the path to the PGA Tour.
Mackenzie Hughes, Riley Wheeldon, Mark Hubbard, Hugo Leon and Wil Collins finished in The Five in PGA Tour Canada’s inaugural season and earned Web.com Tour cards for 2014.