Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes
28-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
T21 finish in Detroit
July 2, 2019
Hughes closed with a round of five-under 67 to finish in a tie for 21st place at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Hughes tallied 21 birdies to eight bogeys on the week in Detroit. The Canadian ranked in the top-20 in SG: Off-the-tee, SG: Approach, and SG: Tee-to-green. Hughes has now finished in the top-25 five times this season, but three of those have come in his last four starts. He will be teeing it up again at the 3M Classic.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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T51 after fast start to week
June 25, 2019
Hughes closed with a one-over 71 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish in a share of 51st place.
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T14 on home soil
June 10, 2019
Hughes was one-over-par Sunday (71) and eight-under-par for the weekend, carding 17 pars in his final found to finish T14 at the RBC Canadian Open.
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Unable to keep pace with lead
May 27, 2019
Hughes fell into a tie for eighth place after shooting a two-over 72 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge.
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T2 in Punta Cana
April 1, 2019
Hughes fired a six-under 66 on Sunday at the Corales Championship to finish 17-under and tied for second.
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Grabs best finish of season
March 25, 2019
Hughes posted rounds of 70-72-68-71 this week to take home a tie for 13th place at the Valspar Championship.
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