Canadian Tour Revives Historic Saskatchewan Open at Dakota Dunes

Dakota Dunes Golf LinksThe Canadian Professional Golf Tour is reviving the Saskatchewan Open beginning in 2008 after an absence of almost 24 years.

The Saskatchewan Open, first played in 1919, was a mainstay on the Canadian Tour schedule up until 1984 and has played host to some of Canada’s finest touring professionals.

The 2008 Saskatchewan Open will be held at the beautiful Dakota Dunes Golf Links in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, from June 30 to July 6, 2008, with a purse of $150,000. Dakota Dunes was named Best New Canadian Golf Course by Golf Digest in 2005 and has already become a very popular golf destination.

“By bringing this event to Saskatchewan, the Dakota Dunes Casino accomplishes two important goals,” said Zane Hansen, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. “It increases the profile of this region as a world class tourism destination including the golf course and casino, while demonstrating our commitment of enhancing corporate relations.”

The Canadian Tour is a non-profit association and a member of the International Federation of PGA Tours. In 2008, The Canadian Tour will operate a schedule of 16 events in the United States, Mexico and every major Canadian market with Golf Channel coverage broadcast to a worldwide audience of 95 million households.

With more than 200 members worldwide, the Canadian Tour represents many of the top PGA TOUR prospects from more than a dozen countries. Alumni including Mike Weir, Steve Stricker, and Stuart Appleby have won 55 times on the PGA TOUR and more than $250 million in prize money.

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