Will Mackenzie

    Will Mackenzie

    Height:  5 ft. 11 in  

    Weight: 170 lbs

    Birthday: 09/28/1974

    College:  –

    Turned Pro: 2000

    Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina

    Country: United States

    Sponsor: Bridgestone 

    Mackenzie is one of the more flamboyant players on Tour. He is well known for his love of adventure sports. He didn’t play any golf in high school and had no college career after dropping out after a semester. He spent the next five winters working at fast food restaurants while simultaneously snowboarding in Montana.  Mackenzie turned pro in 2000 at the age of 25 after having watched his childhood idol, Payne Stewart win the 1999 US Open. For the first few years of his career, Mackenzie toiled on the various mini tours the United States has to offer. He attended PGA Tour Q School at the end of 2004 and scraped into the top 25, finishing joint 24th after six gruelling rounds to capture his PGA Tour card.

    After making the cut in less than half of the events he played in his rookie season and with only a sole top 10 finish, Mackenzie returned to Q School to try and regain his card. Finishing 9th at Q School, he was back on the main Tour for 2006. He only registered one top 10 finish in 2006 but that was at the Reno-Tahoe Open where Mackenzie captured his first PGA Tour title. Armed with a two year Tour exemption thanks to the win in Tahoe, Mackenzie could fully express himself on the course. After three top 10 finishes in 2007, Mackenzie finished a then career high 75thon the money list. 2008 brought him a second Tour win when he captured the Viking Classic. He won after a three man play-off involving fellow Americans, Marc Turnesa and Brian Gay. The win was the highlight of an otherwise poor year and Mackenzie only managed to finish 114th on the money list.

    After a couple of poor years, Mackenzie lost his card for the 2011 season and did not regain it until 2014 when he finished 6th at the Web.com Tour Finals event. He had his best all round season in 2014, registering five top 10 finishes including a play-off loss at the McGladrey Classic to Robert Streb. Mackenzie finished the season a career high 51st on the money list. In 2015, he has picked up where he left off having three top 10 finishes in his first 13 events.

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