PGA Tour, Canadian Tour finalize working agreement

Updated: February 2, 2012

The PGA Tour and Canadian Tour have finalized an agreement that will help the cash-strapped Canadian circuit continue its operations and could have impacts on the PGA Tour’s qualifying process.

The Canadian Tour, along with PGA Tour chief operating officer Ed Moorhouse, presented the agreement to its players. The players’ approval was the last step needed to finalize the agreement, which comes only months after the formation of PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

Nationwide Tour access would be the largest of those benefits. The partnership between the tours paves the way for the Canadian Tour to offer Nationwide Tour cards to its top performers, just as PGA Tour Latinoamerica is scheduled to do when it debuts next year. The Canadian Tour and Tour de las Americas are members of the International Federation of PGA Tours.