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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Latinoamérica


Trust me, be patient and don’t take your eyes off the screen (as in, watch the entire minute of the video!) — it’s riveting.


This week’s PGA Tour Latinoamérica event in Antigua, Guatemala, is clearly a blast. As you can see in the video above, the players are treated to quite a spectacular backdrop at the Fuego Maya GC. The Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire” or Fuego Volcano) is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, with “frequent vigorous” historical eruptions dating back since 1524, which have produced major ashfalls, along with episodes of “pyroclastic and lava flows.”

The above video was sent to me Thursday morning, courtesy of PGA Tour Latinoamérica pro Paul Apyan. A few hours later, he witnessed lava shoot out of the volcano, but failed miserably to capture what sounds like an incredible sight (*see update below). However, here are a few other photos he’s taken with his iPhone this week.

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O Canada!

Commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Thursday that the PGA Tour is assuming “operational control” of the Canadian Tour, which will become re-branded as PGA Tour Canada. The conversion process will begin on November 1st and PGA Tour Canada will be up and running for the 2013 season.

The takeover didn’t come as a surprise since the PGA Tour bailed out the floundering Canadian Professional Golf Tour in 2012, lending its strategic and financial support to the dwindling mini-tour circuit.

The kicker of the deal: Similar to the partnership made last year with Tour de las Américas to form PGA Tour Latinoamérica, PGA Tour Canada will serve as a pathway to the Web.com Tour.  The top-five finishers on the money list will earn playing privileges to the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit (the no. 1 player would have full exempt status and the other four would have conditional status, but “reasonable access”), and the next five will be exempt to the finals of Web.com Q-school.

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By Stephanie Wei under Announcements

Golf heading south before Olympics in Rio

The PGA Tour announced Thursday it will back the launch of a new pro circuit, consisting of 11 events in seven countries across Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Organized by the Tour, Tour de Las Americas, National Golf Federations, promoters and host clubs in the region, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica will be staged from September through December 2012.

More details from the media blast:

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