THE US PGA Tour has thrown a lifeline to the struggling Canadian Tour.
This year the PGA Tour will help its Canadian cousins develop its tournament schedule and find new sponsors.
Ed Moorhouse, the PGA Tour’s co-chief operating officer, said the PGA Tour had agreed to lend support in an effort to stabilise the Canadian Tour in 2012.
He said the Canadian Tour was a valuable system that had played an important role in professional golf over the years.
Moorhouse said the PGA Tour would assess the situation with the Canadian Tour to determine what level of support should be provided.
Canadian Tour Commissioner Rick Janes said the PGA Tour’s support beyond 2012 would depend on the Canadian Tour’s ability to grow the tour.
The Canadian Tour became a full member of the International Federation of PGA Tours in 2009.