It’s been a long time since the last win by a Canadian in a PGA Tour event (I believe the last time was Mike Wier in 2007), (correction – Nick Taylor won the Sanderson Farms Championship in November 2014, and I don’t know why I have no recollection of this event), but rookie Tour player Mackenzie Hughes has taken the RSM Classic in a playoff this morning.
A 2-time Canadian Amateur Champion (hello, Moe Norman!), he also becomes the first Tour rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for a win. All in all, a great showing from the Dundas, Ontario native.
He joins fellow Canuck Brooke Henderson of the LPGA Tour as another hot young player from North of the border.
These are assorted post-Holiday thoughts, well, post-Holiday for Canada (July 1st National Holiday) while my American neighbors kick their national festivities into high gear today.
First things first – congrats to Canadian LPGA member Brooke Henderson, who at 18 years of age captured her 3rd LPGA Tour victory (including that major last month), and her 2nd straight Portland Classic title.