Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario might be over par, but is in contention at the halfway point of the 2020 BMW Championship at the Olympia Fields North Course in Chicago, Illinois on Friday. Hughes is in a three-way tie at +2 of the second event of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Hughes is currently three strokes back of Patrick Cantlay of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, who are each at -1. American Dustin Johnson, the world number one, is currently tied for third place with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan. They are each at even par. There is also currently a five-way tie for fifth place at one-over par. That list contains Americans Tony Finau, Billy Horschel and Brendon Todd, along with Australia’s Adam Scott, and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.
The Canadian meanwhile is in a a two-way tie for 10th place alongside Americans Bubba Watson and Kevin Kisner. Hughes shot a 1-under par on Thursday, and was three-over par on Friday.
Winning the 2020 BMW Championship would obviously be huge for Hughes. However, it would be significantly impressive if he found a way to reach the top 30 this week. That would qualify him for the 2020 Tour Championship, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia from September 4-7.