12 Things You Didn't Know About Mackenzie Hughes

Here are 12 facts on the Canadian professional.

Get to know Mackenzie Hughes
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Get to know Canadian, Mackenzie Hughes, a little better here.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Mackenzie Hughes

Mackenzie Hughes has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2017, with the biggest win of his career coming in only his fifth Tour start, the RSM Classic.

Since claiming his first victory, the Canadian has become a regular performer on the Tour, with the 2020 season being his best finish in the FedEx Cup standings.

Get to know Hughes a little better here.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Mackenzie Hughes

1. Mackenzie Hughes was born on 23rd November 1990 in Ontario, Canada.

2. Hughes actually got into golf at the age of seven when his parents brought him along to the driving range instead of hiring a babysitter.

3. The Canadian is a graduate of Kent State University.

Get to know Mackenzie Hughes

Hughes at the 2021 WGC-Match Play. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

4. When he was younger, Hughes' dream was to actually play in the NHL.

5. Hughes was the number one Canadian Amateur in 2011 and actually won the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Amateur Championship.

6. The Canadian was a standard bearer in Mike Weir's group at the 2004 RBC Canadian Open, shortly after Weir won the Masters.

7. Turning professional in 2012, Hughes claimed his first win on the PGA Tour Canada in 2013 at the Cape Breton Celtic Classic.

Related: Mackenzie Hughes What's In the Bag?

8. Hughes is a huge sports fan, with his favourite teams being the Toronto Maple Leafs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Carolina Panthers, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

9. The Canadian earnt his PGA Tour card in 2016 after winning the Price Cutter Charity Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.

10. Hughes has been married to his wife, Jenna, since October 2016. The couple have two sons: Kenton and Cohen.

Get to know Mackenzie Hughes

Hughes with his mother Sandra and wife Jenna (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

11 In only his fifth start on the PGA Tour, Hughes won the RSM Classic, in the process, he also became the first player in Tour history to win on the PGA Tour Canada, Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour.

12. Hughes is sponsored by Ping, Titleist and RBC Heritage and uses a full Ping bag of clubs.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x