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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mackenzie Hughes
Dustin Johnson was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf league over Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy, but fewer top golfers stood out in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
Harris English reigned over a top-tier field in Hawaii and claimed his first victory in eight years.
It was a great year for Dustin Johnson and a wild one for everyone. With a look back at the most unique season we may ever see, Len Hochberg tells you what to expect in 2021.
Tyrrell Hatton has a history of showing up in this event, and he heads the list of golfers to consider in DraftKings contests for the final tournament of the European Tour season.
A string of top-25 results earns Corey Conners a spot among Bryce Danielson's golfers to consider in this week's contests on Yahoo.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
More Fantasy News
Leads in SG: Putting in Houston
Hughes recorded a seven-under 63 in the final round of the Vivint Houston Open to finish in a tie for seventh place.
Solo third at Corales
Hughes finished in solo third place at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship after carding a two-under 70 in the final round.
Qualifies for Tour Championship
Hughes recorded a one-over 71 in the final round of the BMW Championship to finish tied for 10th.
Top-15 at Northern Trust
Hughes closed with a two-under 69 on Sunday at the Northern Trust to finish 13-under and tied for 13th.