PGA TOUR Canada’s Elk Ridge Open Announces Sponsor Exemptions

Elk Ridge, Sk – The ownership group of Elk Ridge Resort, Routes2SK and the Elk Ridge Open host committee announced Wednesday four of its sponsor exemptions into the field for the 2022 official PGA TOUR Canada tournament that will take place June 20-26at Elk Ridge Golf Resort.

The four sponsor exemptions will go to:

  • Roman Timmerman, the top-ranked 2021 Golf SK amateur and winner of the 2021 Saskatchewan Amateur
  • Josh Nagy, a product of Elk Ridge Resort Junior Program
  • The winner of the 2022 Lobstick Open (Waskesiu, June 13-14)
  • The winner of the 2022 Scotia Wealth Management Open (Nipawin Evergreen, June 4-5)

This is the second playing of the Elk Ridge Open and the first as part of the Tour’s Fortinet Cup schedule. The 72-hole event begins June 23. The 2021 tournament took place in September due to a modified TOUR schedule.

“Our Routes2SK Inc. group has chosen Roman and Josh, and we look forward to inviting the two champions of the upcoming events to play in this first-ever PGA TOUR Canada event at Elk Ridge Golf Resort,” said Routes2SK Managing Partner Ryan Danberg. “The stage is going to be substantially different from last year’s Canadian-only event, so we are hoping to have Saskatchewan’s best represent us.

“We have recently purchased the Waskesiu Lake Lodge,” Danberg continued, “and having the Lobstick in Waskesiu is a very important golf event for the community. This will make the event that much more exciting to watch.”

This marks the second time Nagy received a sponsor exemption. The two-time Saskatchewan junior champion is currently playing college golf for Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, outside Pittsburgh.

“I’d like to thank Elk Ridge and the organizing committee again this year for the exemption,” Nagy said. “I was able to compete in the inaugural Elk Ridge Open last September and was very happy my first professional event was at the resort where I grew up playing the game. I am very excited to come back and try my hand again against players at the next level. I look forward to returning to the Open and am thankful for the opportunity.”

Timmerman earned a spot in last year’s tournament following his record-breaking win at the 2021 Saskatchewan Amateur Championship in Swift Current. Due to a scheduling conflict with his university, the Saskatoon product was unable to compete in the inaugural event.

“I am very grateful and excited to be given a sponsor’s exemption into the 2022 Elk Ridge Open. I would like to thank Brian Lee, Steve Ryde and the rest of the staff at Golf Saskatchewan, as well as Ryan Wells and everyone at Elk Ridge Resort, for this opportunity. I heard only great things from last year’s event and look forward to competing this June,” Timmerman said.

The Elk Ridge Open tournament committee plans to announce its final two sponsor exemption selections following further discussion with PGA TOUR Canada officials.

Two weeks ago, PGA TOUR Canada announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Fortinet,a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions based in Sunnyvale, California. Fortinet will sponsor the season-long points competition, the Fortinet Cup, that will mirror the competitive structure of the points-based competitions on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The Fortinet Cup will also offer a new $100,000 player bonus pool—with $25,000 to the winner—to the top Fortinet Cup points-earners who earn membership on the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour.

For more details on the Elk Ridge Open click here.


Ryan Danberg

Managing Partner, Routes2Sk/Elk Ridge Resort