PGA Tour’s Mackenzie Hughes “pretty gutted” after Canadian Open outcomes


Mackenzie Hughes entered the ultimate day of the RBC Canadian Open inside attain of the title. The Hamilton, Ontario, Canada native began his day scorching with 4 pictures off the lead. However, the hometown man noticed his sport go stale and watched Robert MacIntyre get the victory.

Hughes went 3-under by way of his first 4 holes. From there, his sport went stagnant. He made yet one more birdie on the sixth however dropped three pictures within the final 10 holes.

“Pretty gutted. Yeah, I wanted this one pretty badly,” Hughes mentioned after his spherical on Sunday. “This one will sting for a while. I got off to the start I needed to get off to…”

“Yesterday, I felt pretty good with my swing, and I would say the other three days, I really fought it. I didn’t feel like I had my stuff. It was a struggle to get comfortable and to get myself set. Disappointed to finish the way I did. I had a chance going into that last nine and couldn’t put anything together. Pretty bummed.”

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Hughes felt like he had a good suggestion of what he wanted to shoot to win however couldn’t make that occur. He had a gap as MacIntyre didn’t begin scorching, however his swing wouldn’t cooperate.

“I knew I was kind of right there,” Hughes mentioned. “I saw the board on 9 and figured that was a big putt. I almost made the par of my life there. Missing that and then seeing him at 16, I knew I had a big hill to climb. I know it’s a big week with a lot of energy spent — I don’t know if I fell flat there at the end or what, but I couldn’t put it together.”

With his residence course being only a few miles away, Hughes needed this match badly. Instead, he completed at 10-under and tied for seventh alongside Maverick McNealy and Ryan Fox.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Playing Through. For extra golf protection, you should definitely observe us @_PlayingThrough on all main social platforms. You can even observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.


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