Mackenzie Hughes of Hamilton, Ont., made birdie on the second playoff gap to defeat Sepp Straka within the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Hughes twice needed to made powerful par saves on the closing gap on the Nation Membership of Jackson, in regulation from 100 ft behind the inexperienced for a 3-under 69 to drive a playoff and from a troublesome spot in a bunker to maintain going.
Straka narrowly missed his birdie putt on the second playoff gap from 18 ft on the perimeter. Hughes hit his strategy to eight ft and made the successful putt.
The victory comes one week after the Presidents Cup, and Hughes was disenchanted to not be included on the Worldwide crew at Quail Hole in Charlotte, North Carolina, the place he lives.
He needed to make use of that as motivation, and it positive labored out that method. Hughes gained for the second time on the PGA Tour, each in a playoff. His victory at Sea Island in 2016 didn’t end till Monday morning, and this appeared prefer it is likely to be headed there with fading daylight on the final gap they performed.
Hughes turns into simply the eighth Canadian to win multiple PGA Tour occasion.
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Garrick Higgo of South Africa had a 68 and completed third.
Straka completed two teams forward of Hughes and missed birdie possibilities of 20 ft and 18 ft on the final two holes for a 67 to complete at 17-under 271.
Hughes twice got here up clutch together with his putter down the stretch, even when the putts have been for par. He was out of place on the par-5 14th, his wedge over a tree again towards the green got here up quick in a bunker, he needed to lay up once more and escaped with a 15-foot par putt.
On the closing gap, he was nicely left off the tee and punched below a tree and over the inexperienced towards the grandstand. After free reduction, he used putter from 100 ft away off the inexperienced with excellent tempo for par.
On the primary playoff gap on the 18th, Hughes got here up quick in a bunker with solely about 15 ft from the sting of the bunker to the pin. He blasted out to five ft and made par.
That despatched them again to the 18th for a 3rd time, and Hughes closed him out.
Mark Hubbard, who went into the ultimate spherical with a one-shot lead, managed solely two birdies in his spherical of 74 and tied for fifth.
The ultimate spherical featured 5 gamers who had at the least a share of the lead sooner or later. That included Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, whose spherical got here undone on the par-5 14th when he took a triple bogey with no penalty shot.
Higgo by no means was a part of the lead, although he lingered the whole day and missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the seventeenth that in the end saved him out of the playoff.