This week I’m teaming up with @RedVentures at the @wellsfargogolf to raise money for a great cause that my family admires. For every Birdie I make, we’re proud to donate $100 to @roadtohire, a nonprofit that creates career pathways for underserved young adults. pic.twitter.com/fLsLoc1tgi
— Mackenzie Hughes (@MacHughesGolf) May 4, 2021
Mackenzie Hughes will be the first Canadian to start Thursday’s first round of the Wells Fargo Championship, beginning on the 10th tee at 8:18 a.m. local time in Charlotte, N.C., on the 10th tee. Those tee times are here … On the Korn Ferry Tour, Adam Svensson and Ben Silverman will play together in the first two rounds at the Simmons Bank Open in College Grove, Tenn, They start on the 10th tee on Thursday at 7:07 a.m. local time. Click here for those tee times … Mike Weir, after his first PGA Tour Champions win on Sunday at the Insperity Invitational, is at the senior tour’s first major, the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala. Weir, playing with Steve Stricker and Darren Clarke, tees it up at 10:12 a.m. local time on Thursday. Stephen Ames starts at 9:56 a.m. Those tee times are here … Derek Gillespie of Oshawa, Ont., shot a 70 in U.S. Open local qualifying at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., and while he didn’t get one of three available qualifying positions, he did earn first alternate status … Calgary’s Tillie Claggett earned second alternate status at her U.S. Women’s Open qualifier after she shot 72-71 at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Tx. … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if, from a golf business perspective, do they feel as optimistic about 2021 as they did at the beginning of the year? At last count, 65 per cent of respondents said no, while 35 per cent said yes. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.