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.