MACKENZIE TOUR ALUMNI TO WATCH IN 2018:
The 2015 Mackenzie Tour Player of the Year is in his second season on the PGA TOUR and already has two top-10 finishes for 2017-18, including a runner-up at The RSM Classic. Spaun won the Order of Merit title in 2015 thanks to a remarkable season that included seven top-10s and a win at the Staal Foundation Open.
The 2013 Mackenzie Tour Player of the Year is in his second season on the PGA TOUR and made a name for himself with a dramatic playoff win at The RSM Classic in 2016. Hughes won the Order of Merit title in 2013 with three top-three finishes, including a win at the Cape Breton Open, and also played in Canada in 2015, when he made 12 of 12 cuts and recorded three top-10 finishes.
One of the longest drivers on the PGA TOUR, Finau broke through for his first PGA TOUR title at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. The former Big Break contestant came to the Mackenzie Tour in 2013 in search of a path to the game’s next level and has since amassed more than $8 million in career earnings on the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR.
A former World No. 1-ranked amateur, Taylor began his career on the Mackenzie Tour before producing a stellar 2013 season that included five top-10 finishes in nine starts and an eventual promotion to the Web.com Tour, where he then earned his PGA TOUR card. Taylor became the first Mackenzie Tour alum to win on the PGA TOUR with his victory at the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship.
Once the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur while at the University of Washington, Pan got his professional career off to a quick start with two wins on the Mackenzie Tour in 2015. In 2016, he represented Chinese Taipei in the Rio Olympics and went on to earn his card to compete on the PGA TOUR and finished T2 at the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open.
A former member of Golf Canada’s National Team, Conners played in the 2015 Masters after finishing runner-up at the U.S. Amateur and quickly found success as a professional, recording 11 combined top-10s on the Mackenzie Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica before advancing to the Web.com Tour. In 2017, he earned his PGA TOUR card through the Web.com Tour Finals.
Despite taking up competitive golf later than most of his peers, Silverman worked his way through the game’s ranks, competing on the Mackenzie Tour in 2014 and 2015 before advancing to the Web.com Tour and eventually the PGA TOUR, where he recorded top-10 finishes in two of his first five starts as a member in 2017.
CURRENT PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Jared du Toit
A member of Golf Canada’s National Team, du Toit made a name for himself at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open, when he played his way into the final group on Sunday and went on to finish T9 as an amateur. The Arizona State alum produced a strong rookie season as a pro in 2017, making 11 of 11 cuts and recording three top-10 finishes on the Mackenzie Tour.
Produced a stellar amateur career at Vanderbilt University, culminating with a standout senior season where he was named a 1st team NCAA All-American and SEC Player of the Year in addition to representing the United States in the Walker Cup. Stewart recorded five top-10 finishes in 2017, including a runner-up at the Freedom 55 Financial championship.
Known as an excellent putter, Blick is no stranger to going low and shot rounds of 60 and 61 during the 2017 Mackenzie Tour season. The 23-year old posted four top-10 finishes on the season in 2017, including a runner-up finish at the GolfBC Championship and a T3 at the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open presented by Times Colonist.
Known as one of the most consistent players on the Mackenzie Tour, Williams’ record includes 15 top-10 finishes, including a thrilling victory at the 2014 Freedom 55 Financial Championship. Williams plays out of Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.
A former World No. 1 amateur and the Ben Hogan Award winner as the top player in college golf while playing at the University of Washington, Williams has recorded nine top-10 finishes on the Mackenzie Tour over the past four seasons.