Mackenzie Hughes

Mackenzie Hughes (born November 23, 1990) is a Canadian professional golfer.

Mackenzie Hughes
Personal information
Born (1990-11-23) November 23, 1990 (age 29)
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality Canada
ResidenceDundas, Ontario, Canada
Career
CollegeKent State University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Canada
Web.com Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking73 (August 9, 2020)[1]
(as of August 9, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT58: 2020
U.S. OpenCUT: 2013, 2018
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Canada
Order of Merit winner
2013

Hughes was born in Dundas, Ontario. He is a graduate of Kent State University. He won the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Amateur Championship.[2][3]

Hughes was the number one Canadian Amateur in 2011. He was a member of Team Canada's National Squad in 2008, 2011, and 2012. After turning professional, Hughes played on the eGolf Professional Tour and PGA Tour Canada. He played in 2012 and 2013 Canadian Opens but missed the cut in both events.

In June 2013, Hughes qualified for the U.S. Open, winning a playoff at his sectional qualifying site. He won his first professional tournament at the 2013 Cape Breton Celtic Classic on PGA Tour Canada. He would go on to win the 2013 PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit and earn a Web.com Tour card for 2014, fully exempt as the money leader. Hughes made seven cuts in twenty events, finishing well outside retaining any status. After spending the 2015 season on PGA Tour Canada, he earned Web.com Tour status for 2016 through Q School. In August 2016, he won the Price Cutter Charity Championship en route to graduating to the PGA Tour for the 2016–17 season.

In November 2016, in his fifth PGA Tour start as a member, Hughes won the RSM Classic, becoming the first Canadian-born golfer to win on the PGA Tour since Nick Taylor at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship, and the first to win a non-alternate event since Mike Weir at the 2007 Fry's Electronics Open. He was also the first rookie in over 20 years (Tim Herron at the 1996 Honda Classic) to win wire-to-wire.[4]

In 2017, he finished 10th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 16th at The Players Championship, and 13th at the Dell Technologies Championship.

In March 2019, Hughes finished tied for second at the PGA Tour's Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He lost by one stroke to champion Graeme McDowell.

In March 2020, Hughes finished second at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic finishing one stroke behind champion Im Sung-jae.[5] He shot 66-66 on the weekend. In June he finished tied for third place in the Travelers Championship and entered the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Nov 21, 2016 RSM Classic 61-67-68-69=265 −17 Playoff   Blayne Barber,   Billy Horschel,
  Henrik Norlander,   Camilo Villegas

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2016 RSM Classic   Blayne Barber,   Billy Horschel,
  Henrik Norlander,   Camilo Villegas
Won with par on third extra hole
Horschel eliminated with par on first hole

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Aug 14, 2016 Price Cutter Charity Championship 67-67-64-66=264 −24 1 stroke   Richy Werenski

PGA Tour Canada wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Sep 8, 2013 Cape Breton Celtic Classic 68-69-71-66=274 −14 1 stroke   Ryan Williams

Results in major championshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 2019 2020
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T58
U.S. Open
The Open Championship NT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2017 2018
The Players Championship T16 T57

"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020
Championship T32
Match Play NT1
Invitational T66 T44
Champions

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 32 2020 Ending 9 Aug 2020" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Hughes goes back-to-back at Canadian Men's Amateur". August 12, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mackenzie Hughes defends Canadian Amateur title". RCGA. August 10, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes wins RSM Classic in four-man playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. November 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Berhow, Josh (March 2, 2020). "Playing for late friend, Mackenzie Hughes breaks out of slump in a big way". Golf.com. Retrieved March 2, 2020.

External linksEdit