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Golf lovers rejoice! The 2016 Pacific Links Championship at Bear Mountain is just days away.

The tournament was originally set to be contested in Tianjin, China, but had to be moved following a deadly explosion in that town.

The event will be held on the Mountain Course designed, in part, by Jack and Steve Nicklaus. The par value is 71, and it is 6925 yards long.

It consists of three rounds, and will be broadcast to over 200 million homes, across more than 80 countries and in 11 different languages. Bear Mountain is located atop a 1,100 mountain and is home to Golf Canada’s National Development team.

Here’s what you should look out for at the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship taking place from Sept. 19-25:

Vijay Sing

Singh has 34 wins on the PGA tour, he won the Masters Tournament in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004.

$2.5 million

More than 80 players will square off for the $2.5 million purse money. The winner will get a cheque for $375,000.

Miguel Angel Jimenez

Jiminez is one the top players on the tour having been in the top five in the last eight events. He’s also known for having a charismatic style, often showcasing unique stretching exercises while toying with the cigar hanging from his mouth.

The Junior Clinic

Junior golfers younger than 17 receive free admission to the tournament if accompanied by someone who has already paid for a ticket. On Sept. 24 a junior golfing clinic will take place where they will receive instruction from Graham DeLaet, a Canadian professional golfer who has had success on the PGA Tour.

Jim Rutledge

The Victoria native has had a tough road into the tournament, but is looking forward to playing in his hometown with so many other great players. Since joining the PGA Tour Canada he’s won six times, three of them coming in the British Columbia Open.

Tickets for the event are available online. Tournament week will begin with pro-ams on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by 54 holes of tournament play from Friday through Sunday, with no cut. All three rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

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