Foster Weisberger (left), an official with the Saskatchewan Ambassador Alliance, posed with golfer Graham DeLaet (middle) and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. (Courtesy: John Gallaugher )

Weyburn's Graham DeLaet has been enlisted to promote Saskatchewan as part of a new initiative to encourage people to come to the province.

The golfer, who is competing this week at the Canadian Open, posed for photographs Tuesday with Premier Brad Wall.

In a government-issued news release DeLaet, 31, was quoted as saying his Saskatchewan roots helped him succeed at golf.

"Saskatchewan people are tough, determined and resilient," DeLaet said. "These are all qualities that I have tapped into to be successful in one of the world’s most competitive sports. I am proud to represent Saskatchewan on the PGA Tour and thrilled to be associated with a program that aims to raise awareness for the province." 

DeLaet will be working under a program called the Saskatchewan Ambassador Alliance.

"I can’t think of a better ambassador to represent Saskatchewan on the world stage," Wall said in the release. "Graham is a top PGA professional, but he is also a great guy."