Hadwin, Conners, Hughes playing as Canadian threesome at U.S. Open


An all-Canadian threesome will play the first two rounds of the U.S. Open together.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., and Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., will tee off at the major at 8:49 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., the only other Canadian in the field, starts at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday with American Richy Werenski and Italy’s Renato Paratore.

The four Canadians were scheduled to play a practice round together on Tuesday at Winged Foot Golf Club.

WATCH | 67-foot birdie putt helps Hughes qualify for U.S. Open:

Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., drained a 67-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole, on his way to finishing in a tie for 6th at the Memorial, earning himself a spot in the U.S. Open. 0:40

Hughes (56th in the world golf rankings), Hadwin (64th) and Conners (69th) are the top Canadians in the rankings.

Pendrith is fifth among Canadians at 157th. He qualified for the U.S. Open by virtue of his top-five ranking on the Korn Ferry Tour, the feeder circuit for the PGA Tour.

Mike Weir’s 2003 Masters win is the only victory at a major for a Canadian male golfer.

WATCH | Mike Weir wins The Masters:

On April 13, 2003, Canada’s Mike Weir brought The Masters green jacket north of the border and became the first Canadian ever to win a major PGA title. 1:00

 

 

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