NICOLE McMILLAN of Winnipeg has been appointed executive director of the Canadian Tour’s Players Cup in Winnipeg and her husband, Rob McMillan, has been named executive chairman.
The Players Cup is considered one of the flagship events on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour and carried a 2009 purse of $200,000. It is the only event on the Canadian Tour that awards the winner a berth in the RBC Canadian Open.
“Manitoba has a long history of hosting major sporting events and this is an event that has always been well managed,”
Canadian Tour commissioner Richard Janes said. “Rob and Nicole share a vision and have the passion to make The Players Cup one of the most significant golf tournaments in Canada.”
Nicole McMillan will start in her new position Oct. 1. She is “an excellent event manager,” said her husband, who won two Canadian Tour titles as a pro and played the Nationwide Tour in 2001 and 2003. “It is a good marriage in more ways than one.”