Mackenzie Hughes currently in third at the 2020 BMW Championship

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Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario is in third place at the 2020 BMW Championship in Olympia Fields Country Club in Chicago, Illinois. Hughes, who is seeking his second career PGA title, is at +1, and two back of the leaders, Dustin Johnson of Columbia, South Carolina, and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who are tied for the lead at one-under-par.

On Saturday in the third round, Hughes shot a one-under-par, to get closer to the leaders. Heading into round three, Hughes was three-back of leaders Patrick Cantlay of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.

Hughes is one of three players who are currently one over par. The others are Adam Scott of Australia and Joaquin Niemann of Chile. Meanwhile, there is a six-way tie for sixth place at +2. Those golfers three back of the lead are McIlroy, Bubba Watson of Bagdad, Florida, Jon Rahm of Spain, Sebastian Munoz of Colombia, Brendon Todd of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kevin Kisner of Aiken, South Carolina.

During NBC’s coverage on Saturday, they said that Hughes would be the first Canadian to win a FedEx Cup tournament if he was victorious on Sunday. That is true. However one must realize that Mike Weir of Sarmia, Ontario won The Tour Championship in 2001, before it was part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in 2007. Also, Stephen Ames of Calgary, Alberta, won the Western Open in 2006 in Chicago, before it was renamed the BMW Championship in 2007.

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