Oh Canada!

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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.

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