Residence: Greenville, North Carolina
Will was born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina. He was a golfing prodigy growing up but burned out on golf at age 14 and completely quit the game after high school. While in high school, Mackenzie was an all-state kicker as well as a standout soccer player but grades and test scores prevented him from receiving any scholarship offers.
After a semester at a local college Will moved west to Wyoming and spent the next five winters snowboarding while living out of a van. It was not until Will caught a glimpse of his boyhood hero Payne Stewart winning the 1999 US Open that rekindled his love affair with the game and forced him to turn professional in 2000.
Will played on several mini-tours shortly after turning pro and fared rather well. He played on the Golden Bear Tour in 2003 and finished ninth on the money list. The following season he played the Hooters Tour and finished third on the money list with three wins.
Will managed only one top-10 finish in his rookie season on the PGA Tour. It was in 2006 that things started to change for Will. He was now making more cuts than he was missing an in August he secured his first PGA Tour title at the Reno-Tahoe Open. He secured another victory in 2008 at the Viking Classic.
Going into 2009 Will seems to have secured his place as a PGA Tour Professional. His best finish of the 2009 so far is a tied for 5th at the Honda Classic.
Will Mackenzie Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Will Mackenzie throughout his career
Will Mackenzie Tournament History
2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational
13-16 March - Arnold Palmer Invitational - Bay Hill Club and Lodge. In typical Tiger fashion, the world #1 sank a 24-foot putt on the 72nd hole at Bay Hill for his fifth consecutive win, much to the annoyance of Bart Bryant who was looking for his first win since 2005. This was his biggest challenge since this streak began 7 months ago, Woods outlasted 45-year-old Bart Bryant and won with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole for the first time in 7 years. He turned and slammed his cap to the ground, letting out a roar to celebrate his 64th career victory, tying Ben Hogan at #3 on the PGA Tour career list.
In Will Mackenzie's bag...A consistent week from Will here sae him secure a tie for 44th position. Will mirrored his opening rounds of 70 and 71 over the weekend to finish the week at +2. This is a cracking shot of Will’s clubs this week - and just for us he has left the headcovers off his driver and fairway wood. We can clearly see that he was using a TaylorMade Burner Tour TP driver and a TaylorMade Burner TP fairway wood. His irons we can see are the Bridgestone J33 model.
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