For the second time in his PGA Tour, Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ontario posted a score of 60. He accomplished the feat on Saturday in the third round of the RSM Classic in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.
Hughes had one eagle and eight birdies in his magical round on Saturday. He birdied the first, second, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 16th, and 17th holes, and eagled the 15th hole.
The first time Hughes shot a score of 60 came at the 2020 Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Hughes had an opening round of 60, before finishing in third place at -17. Dustin Johnson of the United States, who is the son-in-law of Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky of Brantford, Ontario, won the tournament with a score of -19.
In Georgia this week, Hughes is once again in third place at -18. Ludvig Aberg of Sweden is the leader at -20. Eric Cole of the United States is in second at -19, and Tyler Duncan is in fourth place at -17.
Hughes has actually won the RSM Classic before. That came in 2016 in a five-man Monday playoff over Americans Blayne Barber and Billy Horschel, Sweden’s Henrik Norlander and Colombia’s Camillo Villegas. Hughes also won the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi in a playoff over Austria’s Sepp Straka.