Mackenzie Hughes is a Canadian professional golfer who competes in PGA tournaments. His highlights include T40 at the 2021 Masters’ Tournament, T58 at the PGA Championship, and T15 at the US Open.
Mackenzie Hughes was born on November 23, 1990, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also the winner of the Canadian Amateur Championship in 2011 and 2012. Canada’s number one amateur player in 2011 and a graduate of Kent State University, Hughes was an integral part of Canada’s national team in 2008, 2011, and 2012.
Professional career of Mackenzie Hughes
After turning pro in 2012, Hughes played on the eGolf Pro Tour and PGA Tour Canada. After missing cuts at the Canadian Open in 2012 and 2013, he was selected for the US Open in June 2013, where he won a playoff at his sectional qualifier. He won his first professional tournament in 2013 at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic on the PGA Tour Canada. He would secure the 2013 PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit and earn a Web.com Tour card for 2014.
Hughes made seven cuts in twenty races and finished well outside to maintain any status. In 2016, he earned Web.com Tour status through Q School. In August 2016, he secured the Price Cutter Charity Championship while graduating from the PGA Tour for the 2016-17 season.
Mackenzie Hughes is also the first player to win a sports event
He also became the first to win a non-sports event since Mike Weir at the Fry’s Electronics Open in 2007. In 2017, Hughes finished 10th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 16th at The Players Championship, and 13th at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Two years later in March, he finished second in the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He conceded one stroke to champion Graeme McDowell. He finished second in the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, finishing one stroke behind champion I’m Sung-Jae. That year, he placed third in the Travelers Championship in June and broke into the world’s top 100 for the first time.
Mackenzie Hughes’s net worth and career earnings
Hughes cashed for the first time in his golf career at the Chile Classic, which was held March 6–9, 2014. He earned a total of $1,540 after finishing 70th. He participated in 19 Korn Ferry tournaments that year, making six pools that totaled $10,442.
In 2015, he took home around $10,000 from a 21st-place finish in the Dec. 13 Web.com Tour Qualifier.
The following year, he was eligible for 14 prize pools that earned him a total of $209,403. In 2017, Hughes went through 22 distributions and his total earnings were $2,355,554, with his largest amount coming from a first-place finish at the RSM Classic on November 20th.
Hughes has amassed about $528,746 from 11 cuts in 25 PGA Tour events (2018). At the end of the 2019 PGA season, he earned over $1 million; the consequence of 15 events for which he was entitled to pay.
During the 2020 campaign, he earned $1,650 per hole, bringing his total earnings to more than $2 million. He has earned around $1.2 million since the start of the 2021 season, including three top-10 finishes and 21 cuts. Espn summarizes that the six-foot-tall Canadian has earned more than $7 million in career earnings since turning pro in 2012. That would put his net worth in the $4-5 million range.
wife of Mackenzie Hughes; How is his married life?
Hughes married their longtime girlfriend Jenna Shaw on October 22, 2016. Their marriage lasted a month before Hughes’ wire to victory on the 2016 PGA Tour and just before his 26th birthday. Golf Digest reports that the couple celebrated their honeymoon in Thailand.
Their wedding took place at Langtree Plantation in Lake Norman, North Carolina. Mackenzie met Jenna when they were both students at Kent State University in Ohio.
The couple has two children together. Jenna is a native of Fredonia, a village in Chautauqua County, New York. A 2008 graduate of Fredonia High School, Ms.