Mackenzie Hughes

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Close friend’s passing triggers heartfelt tribute from Mackenzie Hughes at the RBC Canadian Open: “There are bigger things than golf” Close friend’s passing triggers heartfelt tribute from Mackenzie Hughes at the RBC Canadian Open: “There are bigger things than golf”
Close friend’s passing triggers heartfelt tribute from Mackenzie Hughes at the RBC Canadian Open: “There are bigger things than golf”
"This one means a little more"- Mackenzie Hughes hopes to follow up Nick Taylor’s win, take victory on home ground at the RBC Canadian Open "This one means a little more"- Mackenzie Hughes hopes to follow up Nick Taylor’s win, take victory on home ground at the RBC Canadian Open
"This one means a little more"- Mackenzie Hughes hopes to follow up Nick Taylor’s win, take victory on home ground at the RBC Canadian Open
"The money that's going around is sustainable for golf" - PGA Tour pro Mackenzie Hughes says fans are 'tired' of hearing the money involved at events "The money that's going around is sustainable for golf" - PGA Tour pro Mackenzie Hughes says fans are 'tired' of hearing the money involved at events
"The money that's going around is sustainable for golf" - PGA Tour pro Mackenzie Hughes says fans are 'tired' of hearing the money involved at events
WATCH: Mackenzie Hughes drains 2nd eagle of Round 2 to take sole lead in home RBC Canadian Open WATCH: Mackenzie Hughes drains 2nd eagle of Round 2 to take sole lead in home RBC Canadian Open
WATCH: Mackenzie Hughes drains 2nd eagle of Round 2 to take sole lead in home RBC Canadian Open
Despite benefiting the most from Jon Rahm’s LIV move, Mackenzie Hughes would rather have the Spaniard still play in the PGA Tour Despite benefiting the most from Jon Rahm’s LIV move, Mackenzie Hughes would rather have the Spaniard still play in the PGA Tour
Despite benefiting the most from Jon Rahm’s LIV move, Mackenzie Hughes would rather have the Spaniard still play in the PGA Tour

Mackenzie Hughes: A Brief Biography


Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes. Source: Getty images


Mackenzie Hughes’s Early Life and Background

Mackenzie Robert Hughes, better known as Mackenzie Hughes, is a professional golfer from Canada, who was born in Hamilton, Ontario on November 23, 1990 to Jeffery Hughes and Sandra Hughes. When he was just 7 years old, his parents introduced him to the game of golf. While attending Kent State University, Mackenzie gained valuable experience in the college golf events. Besides golf, he is active on social media platforms, where he shares his tournament experiences. Mackenzie also loves spending time with his family.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Amateur Golf Career

Mackenzie Hughes competed in various tournaments as an amateur golfer, while attending his college at Kent State University. He won the Fireline Towson Invitational (2010) and Canadian Amateur Championship twice in 2011 and 2012. Additionally in 2011, Mackenzie held the record of number 1 Canadian Amateur golfer and also was a member of Canada's National Squad in 2008, 2011 and 2012.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Professional Career

After becoming professional in 2012, Mackenzie Hughes competed on the PGA Tour Canada & Web.com Tour and currently plays in the PGA Tour. During his professional career, he won four professional tournaments including two PGA Tours, one Korn Ferry Tour and one PGA Tour Canada. Besides this, Hughes has also played in each of the four majors championships and tied 6th with his best finish at The Open Championship in 2021. On November 21, 2020, Mackenzie Hughes achieved his career-high with rank 39 in Official World Golf Ranking.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Playing Style

Mackenzie Hughes is one of the most skilled professional golfers on the tour. Based on his playing style, some commentators named him "tough guy." His playing style is characterized by smooth and accurate swing technique, strategic and oriented plan, good driving, ability of handling the pressure and determined mindset on the course, all of which have contributed to his success on the tour.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Golf Journey

Mackenzie Hughes got introduced to the game of golf at the age of 7. During his amateur days he played several golf tournaments and honed his skills. As an amateur golfer he held the title of number 1 Canadian Amateur golfer in 2011. Apart from this, he won the Fireline Towson Invitational (2010) and Canadian Amateur Championship twice in 2011 and 2012. After becoming professional in 2012, Mackenzie competed on the eGolf Professional Tour and PGA Tour Canada. In 2013, he won at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic, which was his first professional win on the PGA Tour Canada. Later, in the month of August 2016, he won the Price Cutter Charity Championship and graduated to the PGA Tour for the season 2016-17. In November Hughes won the 2016 RSM Classic. In the year 2017, he played superiorly and tied for 10th spot at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 13th at Dell Technologies Championship and 16th at The Players Championship. Mackenzie has shown his outstanding performance in major championships too, including a T15 finish at the U.S. Open 2021 and T6 finish at The Open Championship in 2021, recording the best ever finish for a Canadian at The Open Championship. On November 21, 2020, Mackenzie Hughes reached the peak of his golf career by holding the 39th position in Official World Golf Rankings.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Achievements

Some notable accomplishments of Mackenzie Hughes, which he has achieved during his successful golf career, is given below:

1. Winning twice at the Canadian Amateur Championship in 2011 and 2012.

2. Being the number 1 Canadian Amateur in 2011.

3. Winning at various tournaments, including Cape Breton Celtic Classic (2013), Price Cutter Charity Championship (2016) and RSM Classic (2016).

4. A total of 4 professional wins.

5. Finishing 6th at The Open Championship 2021.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Major Championships

Sl. No.TournamentYear
1.U.S. Open2021(T15)
2.Masters Tournaments2023(T29)
3.PGA Championship2020(T58)
4.The Open Championship2021(T6)


Mackenzie Hughes’s Awards & Honors

AWARDSYEARS
PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit winner 2013


Mackenzie Hughes’ Golf Records

Some prestigious records achieved by Mackenzie Hughes are given below:

  1. 39th position in the Official World Golf Ranking on November 21, 2020.

  2. Four professional victories.

  3. Selected for U.S. Open (2013) as an amateur.

  4. Finishing 6th at The Open Championship in 2021.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Mackenzie Hughes is approximately 7-10 million USD which includes his successful golf career earning as well as the sponsorship deals.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Ventures

Besides golfing, the earnings of Mackenzie Hughes are positively affected by the endorsement and sponsorship deals with several companies, like Callaway, Odyssey, Golf Saud, Ping, Titleist and TaylorMade.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Assets

Mackenzie Hughes resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States with his family. The details and cost of his house are not available. Mackenzie never disclosed what cars he owns or likes.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Family

Mackenzie Hughes's family consists of his father Jeffery Hughes, his mother Sandra Hughes, his wife Jenna Shaw, his daughter Kentlee and his son Tucker. Their support and valuable presence play a significant role in Mackenzie's life on and off the course.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Wife

Jenna Shaw is the beloved wife of Mackenzie Hughes. They fell in love while studying at Kent State University and got married in Hamilton, Canada on October 1, 2016.


Mackenzie Hughes’s Children

Mackenzie Hughes and his wife Jenna Shaw are blessed with two children named Kentlee and Tucker. Their daughter Kentlee was born in 2018 and in the year 2021, their son Tucker joined this family.

Mackenzie Hughes
Mackenzie Hughes. Source: Getty images



FAQs

A. Mackenzie Hughes won a total of four professional tournaments. 

A. Mackenzie Hughes is 32 years old as of 2023.

A. No,  Mackenzie Hughes has not won any major championship till now. 

A. Mackenzie Hughes is Canadian. 

A. Mackenzie Hughes's full name is Mackenzie Robert Hughes.

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