Web.com Tour to make stop in Halifax this year

Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., drives the ball on the 18th hole during the final round of the...

Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., drives the ball on the 18th hole during the final round of the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2013. The Web.com Tour will be making a stop in Halifax this summer. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images/AFP/Files)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:10 PM ET

Halifax has landed a stop on the Web.com Tour this season, it was announced Tuesday.

The PGA Tour, along with SportBox Entertainment Group, officially came out with their plans for the week-long "GOLFest Nova Scotia," which will take place around Canada Day at Halifax's Ashburn Golf Club.

The Nova Scotia Open will be the first event in Canada for the PGA's main feeder tour since the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic was last played in Ontario in 2010.

It will be a 156-man field competing in a 72-hole stroke-play event for a purse of $650,000 US July 3-6.

The "celebration of national pride and all things golf in Canada" also will feature the Canada Cup earlier in the week.

Canadian PGA Tour players, and SportBox clients, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Mike Weir will be joined by a top Canadian Web.com Tour player on June 30 in a battle with three yet-to-be announced international PGA Tour stars and an international Web.com player.


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