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Shaw Charity Classic – PGA TOUR Pro Olin Browne to Blast Down Olympic Track with Canada’s Women’s Bobsleigh Team

Four of Canada’s top women’s bobsleigh athletes will welcome PGA TOUR Champions player, Olin Browne, to Calgary with the ride of his life by taking him down the Olympic Track at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park on Wednesday, August 28, at 10 a.m.

World Championship medallists, Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski, will team up with national team pilots, Olympian Alysia Rissling and Kori Hol to take the PGA TOUR champion down the 10-corner track in a four-man sled where they will reach speeds up to 100 km/hour.

Media advise at RFID gate intercom you are with Media covering bobsleigh ride

 

Scheduled Pre-Tournament Player Interviews in the Media Centre:

Thursday, August 29

Scott McCarron – 10:45 a.m.  (Media Centre)

 

O’ Canada! David Morland IV Leads Final Four Players into 2019 Shaw Charity Classic Field

Canada’s David Morland IV will lead the final four players into the Shaw Charity Classic field after winning Tuesday’s qualifier at Elbow Springs Golf Club.

 

The 50-year-old from Aurora, Ont., who also qualified to play in last week’s Boeing Classic, was the low man with a 6-under 66.

 

“One of my goals on the PGA TOUR was to have a chance to win the Canadian Open and now the Shaw Charity Classic is the closest thing we have to that, so it’ll be pretty special to play on home soil,” said Morland IV. “I turned 50 in April and the first few qualifiers, I missed by two, missed by one and then I got into the British Senior Open and British Senior PGA.” 

 

Brian Cooper and Grant Waite matched scores at 68 to secure their spots in the field. Scott Pieri locked up the final tee time in the 78-man field after winning the first playoff hole with a birdie. Pieri, Guy Boros and Patrick Sheehan were all deadlocked at 69 after 18 holes.

Complete qualifying results can be found by clicking here.

 

Canadian Success

Several current PGA TOUR Champions players have enjoyed prior success in Canada with victories at the RBC Canadian Open as well as the Air Canada Championship, an event no longer on the PGA TOUR schedule. Among the players in the Shaw Charity Classic field with wins at the RBC Canadian Open are Mark Calcavecchia (2005), Billy Andrade (1998), Steve Jones (1997, 1989), Mark O’Meara (1995), Vijay Singh (2004) and David Frost (1993). Calcavecchia (1997), Brandel Chamblee (1998) and Gene Sauers (2002) picked up wins in Vancouver.

 

Jobe Heads into Calgary on Winning Note

Brandt Jobe picked up his second PGA TOUR Champions title on Sunday at the Boeing Classic, thanks to a final-round 63 that allowed him to make up a seven-shot deficit to local favorite Fred Couples. Couples, who grew up in Seattle, collapsed on Sunday with five bogeys and a closing 76. Jobe, who moved from No. 24 to No. 14 in the Charles Schwab Cup, has a history of success in Canada as a young professional. Jobe competed on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada in 1990, led that Tour in earnings and claimed the British Columbia Open that year before embarking on a playing career in Asia for a number of years.

 

Darren Clarke Hosts Irish Pub Night on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Media Must RSVP to chris@shawcharityclassic.com to Receive Ticket for Event

Darren Clarke will be pouring pints at a local pub in addition to chasing birdies at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

 

The 2011 British Open champion will bring the 19th hole downtown, August 29 at 6 p.m., where Calgarians lucky enough to have a ticket for the sold-out event will have an opportunity to have “Drinks with Darren.”

 

The winner of 21 tournaments worldwide on all of golf’s major tours will drop into Ceili’s Pub (351 4 Ave SW) for the “Darren Clarke Pub Night,” presented by Downtown Calgary, before taking on 78 stars on the PGA TOUR Champions.

 

Following a lesson in pouring the perfect beer and toasting to the freshly poured pints, guests will share an evening of laughs during a 45-minute “Open-Mic” barside chat with the Northern Irishman that will be hosted by national sports media personality, Eric Francis.

 

Shaw Charity Classic Radar:

The RBC Championship Pro-Am will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Tee times will begin at 7:10 a.m. (Tee Times Attached)

 

Tournament Information:

Event web site –  www.shawcharityclassic.com

Champions Tour information – http://pgatourgolfmedia.com (must login)

 

Ticket Information:

Tickets, hospitality and sponsorship packages for the Shaw Charity Classic are available online at www.shawcharityclassic.com. Youth 17-and-under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

 

General Spectator Parking:

Complimentary shuttle busses to the Shaw Charity Classic will run from the Anderson LRT Station. No ticket or pass is required to take the shuttle. Shuttles will operate from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., August 28-29, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 31 and from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on September 1.

 

About the Shaw Charity Classic

The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in the game of golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 28 – September 1, 2019. The field, which will consist of 78 stars on the PGA TOUR Champions, will compete for US $2.35 million in a three-round, 54-hole stroke-play tournament. The winner will receive US $352,500. The annual PGA TOUR Champions stop in Canada showcases Calgary to the world through its broadcast on the Golf Channel. Led by a philanthropic Patron Group including Tournament Chairman – Jim Riddell, Allan Markin, Keith MacPhail, Guy Turcotte, Gary Peddle, Mike Culbert and PGA Tour Professional – Stephen Ames, along with title sponsor, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Charity Classic won the prestigious President’s Award as the top event on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017, 2015 and 2014. The Tournament has raised more than $34 million in its first six years, with a PGA TOUR Champions record-setting donation of $12,357,863 raised in 2018 that was distributed amongst 182 youth-based charities in Alberta. For more information on the event, please visit www.shawcharityclassic.com. Follow the Shaw Charity Classic at facebook.com/shawcharityclassic and on Twitter @shawclassic.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:                                               

Chris Dornan                                                      

Shaw Charity Classic                        

T: 403-620-8731