Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes
29-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Hughes had a strong start to his PGA Tour career with a win and over $2.3 million in earnings during his rookie season, but something happened during his Sophomore season as he managed just over $500k in earnings. Perhaps the specter of his exemption running out last season lit a fire underneath him because his play definitely improved. It didn't improve enough to make him a "must-have" for salary cap purposes, but he should definitely be considered in that format. Read Past Outlooks
Will play at TPC Southwind
July 27, 2020
Hughes (undisclosed) is listed in the field for this week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
ANALYSIS
Hughes opted out of the 3M Open last week on the heels of a T6 finish at the Memorial Tournament, which marked his second top-10 in three starts dating to the Travelers Championship. Hughes' putter has been a major positive throughout 2020, gaining strokes on the greens in eight consecutive events.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mackenzie Hughes
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship Rankings
11 days ago
Len Hochberg ranks the field for the season's first major. Justin Thomas, shooting for his second PGA Championship title, heads the list.
Memorial Recap: Rahm Reaches No. 1
23 days ago
Len Hochberg recaps Jon Rahm's domination at the Memorial, which vaulted him to No. 1 in the world rankings.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational
161 days ago
Putting woes have masked Xander Schauffele's solid ball-striking as of late, but he lands among our value picks for the Arnold Palmer Invitational even in his Bay Hill debut.
Honda Classic Recap: Im Secures First PGA Victory
163 days ago
Twenty-one-year-old Sungjae Im won his first PGA tour event Sunday, shooting a 4 under 66 to grab the win by one stroke over Mackenzie Hughes.
Golf Draft Kit: RotoWire Staff Auction Results
219 days ago
Justin Thomas was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf auction, in a mild surprise over Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
It's not uncommon for a golfer, especially a young one, to take a step back after a breakthrough season. But what happened to Hughes was more than a step back - it was akin to falling down a flight of stairs. The Canadian had a win and eight other top-25s in 2016-17. In 2017-18, he had only three top-25s and missed way more than half his cuts (17-of-28). Hughes is entering his age-28 season, so he arrived to the Tour rather late, which makes a reversal less likely. Another wait-and-see recommendation.
Hughes got off to a fast start last season by winning the RSM Classic in November, but the rest of the season was a struggle. Hughes managed only one additional top-10 for the remainder of the season, which could be indicative of his talent or his state of mind. The latter is probably more likely as it's not uncommon for young golfers who win, to let up for a bit. Hughes is a tricky call though because his number is low enough to show great improvement this season, yet high enough that it requires a decent commitment. There is plenty of upside with Hughes, but his 2017 performance wasn't strong enough to justify his selection in a salary cap format.
Hughes got into the winner's circle this year at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August, shooting a Saturday 64 to help propel him up the leaderboard. He added two other top-10s, leading the Canadian to the PGA Tour for 2016-17. He missed nine cuts in 23 starts, which is concerning, not helped by his 111st-place ranking in driving accuracy and 67th place in greens in regulation. But he has a strong putter, ranking 17th, and that will help take his game to new heights if he can hit more fairways and greens.
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WD from 3M Open
Undisclosed
July 19, 2020
Hughes has withdrawn his name from the field for the upcoming 3M Open due to an undisclosed reason, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Leads in SG: Putting in Ohio
July 19, 2020
Hughes closed with an even-par 72 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament to finish in a share of sixth place.
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Won't play in Detroit
Undisclosed
June 28, 2020
Hughes has withdrawn his name from the field for the upcoming Rocket Mortgage Classic, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Strong finish leads to T3
June 28, 2020
Hughes carded a three-under 67 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish tied for third.
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Runner-up at PGA National
March 1, 2020
Hughes fired a four-under 66 in the final round of the Honda Classic to claim solo second place on Sunday.
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