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Mackenzie Hughes

Mackenzie Hughes

With four sub-70 rounds, Hughes tied for sixth on his Open Championship debut at Royal St George's to guarantee himself an instant return.

With four sub-70 rounds, Hughes tied for sixth on his Open Championship debut at Royal St George's to guarantee himself an instant return.

That came only a month after he was joint 54-hole leader at the U.S. Open and, although he slipped back to 15th, it represented a welcome return to form after five successive missed cuts

Hughes is twice a winner of the Canadian amateur title and part of the three-man national side which tied for sixth at the 2012 Eisenhower Trophy World Team Championship.

Like 2003 Open champion Ben Curtis, he attended Kent State University in Ohio. He turned professional in 2012 and the following year made it to the U.S. Open by surviving a play-off at sectional qualifying.

It would be his only major appearance for four years and he did not make a halfway cut in one until the 2020 PGA Championship. By then he had won on the Canadian Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA Tour – the latter success coming at the 2016 RSM Classic, where he found himself in a five-man play-off which he took on the third hole.

It was only his fifth start as a member of the circuit and catapulted him from 287th on the world rankings to 110th, having started that summer outside the top 1,250. Has since made it into the top 50.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal St George's 2021
T6
66
69
68
69
272
-8

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