The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another national event scheduled to take place next month in Inverness.
The RBC PGA Scramble, presented by The Lincoln Motor Company, recently announced the cancellation of the three-day tournament, which was slated for Oct. 4-6 at Cabot Cape Breton.
The decision comes as a result of ongoing travel restrictions associated with the Atlantic bubble, the recent extension of Nova Scotia’s state of emergency and continued health concerns surrounding COVID-19 across the country.
The program announced its backup plans in June, committing to a decision on the national final’s fate prior to the start of regionals.
“The safety and well-being of everyone involved in the program continues to be our top priority,” Mary DePaoli, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for RBC said in a press release.
"In conjunction with our partners, we have made the decision to move forward with our alternative plans given the information available at this time. While we share in the disappointment of players, we are pleased to proceed with an enhanced and unique regional experience for all participants.”
Because of the cancellation, the RBC PGA Scramble will move forward with enhanced regional events featuring over $150,000 CAD worth of gifting and prizing. These prizes come in addition to the complimentary Pro-level GOLFTV subscription included with all player registrations at the local level.