They say during moments of uncertainty that that things will look better in the morning and never was that piece of advice more true than in the case of PGA Tour rookie Mackenzie Hughes on Monday morning.
As darkness set in on Sunday evening, Hughes just missed a putt for his first tour victory at the RSM Classic at Sea Island, Ga. At that point, play was called for the day, with the third playoff to resume Monday morning.
If there was any doubt in Hughes’ mind due to missed putt, he didn’t show it as he parred the par three 17th, including a successful 18-foot putt, while Camilo Villegas, Henrik Norlander and Blayne Barber all bogeyed.
It’s the first win on tour by a Canadian in two years and in doing so, Hughes continued a trend of striking early in his rookie year.
It took him one more tournament than Nick Taylor, but Hughes also struck early by winning his fifth tournament in his rookie year.
Taylor was just four tournaments into his first year on tour, when he struck for his initial victory at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss.
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