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Announced: By the Mackenzie Tour, its 13-tournament schedule for 2018 in Canada. The events, from late May to mid-September, will feature increases of CAD $25,000 to each regular-season purse, to CAD $200,000. Play begins with the May 31-June 3 Freedom 55 Financial Open in Vancouver, British Columbia. The winner of the tour’s Order of Merit earns full exemption to the Tour for 2019, with Nos. 2-5 gaining conditional status (“Canada unfurls northern route to big-time,” March 21).