Caledon, Ont. – Web.com Tour winner and Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada alumnus Michael Gligic has been named the Honorary Chair of the second annual Osprey Valley Open, it was announced on Thursday.
Gligic, who began playing on the Mackenzie Tour at the age of 18 and graduated to the Web.com Tour after teeing it up at the inaugural Osprey Valley Open in 2018, earned his first Web.com Tour win this year at the Panama Championship and is currently seventh on the Web.com Tour Regular Season Points List, in position to earn a PGA TOUR card at season’s end.
“Tournaments like the Osprey Valley Open played a huge part in helping me get to this stage of my career. It’s awesome to have the Mackenzie Tour playing this close to home for me and Toronto, and I’m happy to play a part in helping the event out this year,” said Gligic.
As part of his commitment to the GTA’s annual Mackenzie Tour stop, Gligic will assist with media promotion for the 2019 tournament, which takes place July 8-14 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley.
“Michael’s progression as a player over the years has been a joy to watch and we were so thrilled to see him break through for his win in Panama,” said Osprey Valley Open Tournament Director Brad Parkins. “We’re extremely grateful for his support and look forward to working with him to promote this year’s tournament.”
Gligic’s accomplishments on the Mackenzie Tour run far and wide, including a win at the 2012 ATB Financial Classic and runner-up finishes in 2014, 2016 and 2018 to go with 15 career top-10s and 34 career top-25s. In 2018, he finished as the top Canadian on the Order of Merit and earned the Dan Halldorson Trophy as Canada Life Canadian Player of the Year along with a $25,000 prize.
The 29-year old native of Burlington, Ont. will tee it up at the RBC Canadian Open next week after earning an exemption as the top 2018 Mackenzie Tour alumnus on the current Web.com Tour Points List.
Through 13 of 24 events on the 2019 Web.com Tour schedule, Gligic ranks seventh on the Regular Season Points List, with the top 25 players earning PGA TOUR cards at the conclusion of the Regular Season.