Mackenzie Hughes goes six years between victories on the PGA Tour. Photo: Raj Mehta, Getty Images
After needing two extra holes to beat Sepp Straka to win the Sanderson Farms Championship late Sunday afternoon followed by the obligatory round of interviews, handshakes and smiles, Mackenzie Hughes didn’t have much time to celebrate.
Eventually, Hughes and his wife, Jenna, along with their two young children, settled into a plane for the ride home to North Carolina.
The Hughes family celebrates Mackenzie's victory Sunday at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Photo: Raj Mehta, Getty Images
There was pizza for everyone and a few beers for Hughes, whose wife is pregnant with their third child, leaving the brews for him. Not exactly a wild night, but it was a deeply satisfying one.
One week earlier, Hughes was home in Charlotte while the Presidents Cup was being played a few miles away at Quail Hollow Club. Hughes had hoped to be part of captain Trevor Immelman’s International team and, nothing against any of the eight at-larg...
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