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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 9/28/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 175

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Two years removed from a T13, Will MacKenzie returns to the CareerBuilder Challenge where he owns a 2-for-5 record with a pair of top 20s.
MacKenzie played the CB Challenge four straight years between 2006 and 2009 when the tourney was 90 holes, missing three cuts and cashing a T18 in 2007. In the six years since, he's returned just once, posting a T13 in 2014. Last season ended with knee surgery (meniscus), five days after missing the cut at the John Deere in mid-July. The 41-year-old ended up 126th in the FedExCup standings (16 starts), but retained status after finishing 115th in money, primarily on the strength of a P2 (McGladrey) in his first event of the season. MacKenzie's 2015-16 campaign is off to a lethargic start, with three made cuts on six events but nothing better than T54. He missed the cut by seven at last week's Sony after rounds of 77-67. Jan 19 - 8:41 PM

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Will MacKenzie looks to rebound from injury as he enters the 2016 portion of the PGA TOUR schedule.

MacKenzie shut it down following the 2015 John Deere Classic, due to a knee ailment that required surgery. He's yet to regain the fire as he's finished outside the top 50 in all five of his starts during the fall. MacKenzie is a top-10 machine when he's healthy and in great form, but that is not where he's at currently.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 08:50:00 PM

Will MacKenzie walked off with bogey in his opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and settled for a 4-under-par 34-33=67.

He was bogey-free 5-under with five birdies and salvaged par all five times when missing the green in regulation before the walk-off 5 at the 18th hole where he two-putted. It's his lowest aggregate of 11 rounds since returning full-time from knee surgery in July, but he's still chasing his first top 50 in now his fourth start. MacKenzie is just two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Will MacKenzie is rounding back into shape ahead of this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

MacKenzie went under the knife on July 17th and returned to action three months later at the Open. He's returned with a pair of paydays in three starts and now tees it up a familiar El Camaleón Golf Club. MacKenzie has posted back-to-back top 15s here in Mexico and deserves a look across DFS sites this week.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 06:39:00 PM

In his first start since the John Deere Classic three months ago, Will MacKenzie shot even-par 36-36=72 in today's opening round of the Open.

MacKenzie was sidelined since having surgery on his left knee (meniscus) on July 17. He's fully exempt this season, but he was obviously ready to get going in the season opener. It was a forgettable round in terms of success as he hit 13 greens in regulation and still couldn't sign for a red number, but there's progress in the context that he played. If the last two season are any indication, he'll focus on laying a strong foundation early, and then fade. Of course, we never know and he's 41 years of age now, but he's still serviceable in the long haul.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Will MacKenzie is poised to compete in next week's Open.

If he's able to give it a go, this will be his first competition since the John Deere Classic in July. MacKenzie then had surgery to repair the mensiscus in his left knee. He's fully exempt for finishing 115th on the money list last season, so there's no need for a medical extension. However, now 41 years of age, it's fair to wonder how long the luster will last. If there's any pattern to his success, it's evident in strong starts to the last two seasons. Consider investing earlier again this time around, but remain patient as he sheds the rust at Silverado.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 02:46:00 AM

Will MacKenzie will not compete in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Given that he had surgery on his left knee on July 17 and that there's no bona fide need to tee it up at The Barclays since he's all set for status in 2015-16, it's not surprising that MacKenzie didn't commit to next week's stop at Plainfield Country Club. At 116th in the FedExCup standings, he'd have needed a decent week to advance, anyway.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Will MacKenzie has withdrawn from this week's Wyndham Championship.

He's been out of action since missing the cut at the John Deere Classic. The 40-year-old withdrew during The Greenbrier Classic the week prior with a knee injury. On Saturday, July 25, it was reported at The Daily Reflector that the 40-year-old had surgery on July 17 to repair the meniscus in his left knee. He's 116th in the FedExCup standings, so he'll retain fully exempt status for 2015-16, but don't hold your breath for a return at next week's Playoffs.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Will MacKenzie settled for a 1-over-par 37-35=72 in today's opening round of the John Deere Classic.

MacKenzie couldn't give it a go in the finale at Greenbrier due to a knee injury. If it didn't bother him at TPC Deere Run today, that's obviously not reflect on his scorecard. He landed 13 greens in regulation but converted on just two looks to break par. The longest of his two birdies measured 16'4" at the par-4 14th hole. However, the 40-year-old also squared three bogeys, including a pair of three-putts.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 02:40:00 PM

Will MacKenzie withdrew from The Greenbrier Classic prior to the start of the final round due to a knee injury.

He was in the first pairing scheduled out at 8:10 a.m. ET on Sunday with Louis Oosthuizen. For the tournament, he was at 1-over-par T78 (tied last) on rounds of 70-68-73. Of note, MacKenzie was mentioning a stiff neck in a TV interview prior to his third round at last week's Travelers Championship, where he sat 6-under at the break. Commentary was that he required physical therapy and would try not to WD. He closed in 6-over 72-74 to finish T68. This is the 40-year-old's fourth mid-tournament WD in 214 career starts and first since the Valero Texas Open in 2010. If he's able, he'll try again at next week's John Deere Classic.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Will MacKenzie added a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in today's second round of the Travelers Championship to post 6-under 134 at the midpoint.

He landed 13 greens in regulation but didn't secure the red number until his birdie try from 30 feet disappeared at the par-4 ninth hole where he concluded his round. Prior to it, MacKenzie exchanged three birdies with one bogey and a double bogey-6 (at the 17th hole). He's five swings in arrears of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Will MacKenzie manufactured a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship, finishing three strokes adrift of the overnight lead.

After teasing us in the fall, MacKenzie has been largely silent this year. He's nabbed a pair of top 20s but still finds himself just 91st in the FedExCup standings. In fact, today's aggregate is his lowest of 2015. He missed only one of the 14 fairways and just two greens in regulation. MacKenzie buried six birdies, including an eight-yard hole-out from the rough at the par-4 third hole. Two of his conventional conversions dropped from outside 12 feet, the longer measuring 25'2" at the par-4 14th. His only gaffe occurred at the par-5 13th where he rinsed his tee ball en route to a bogey.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 07:04:00 PM

Will MacKenzie returns to contest the Travelers Championship for the first time since 2010 and enters the week ranked 91st in the FedExCup standings.

MacKenzie is 7-for-13 on the season with three top 10s, but none since a T6 at the Puerto Rico Open back in March. Since the PRO, he's cracked the top 40 once in eight starts (T20, Wells Fargo Championship) and tossed in five missed cuts, including his last two. The 40-year-old is 5-for-5 at TPC River Highlands with a career-best T26 in 2009, his only top-40 finish in the tournament. The veteran boasts a season-best P2 at the McGladrey Classic back in October, his first start of the season.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 02:55:00 PM

Will MacKenzie signed for a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in today's third round of the Wells Fargo Championship and posts 9-under 207, nine shots adrift of the 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy.

MacKenzie was paired with McIlroy in the third-to-last pairing on Saturday so he was a first-hand witness to the Northern Irishman's course-record 61. For his part, MacKenzie mustered just five (of 14 fairways) and 10 greens in regulation circling five birdies against three bogeys. The 40-year-old, who's making his debut at Quail Hollow Club, did manage a few television replays of his own, chipping-in from 15 yards left of the hole on the par-3 13th, to which he triumphantly raised both hands in the air, and also jarring his tee shot on the par-3 17th from 181 yards to six inches for the gimme.
Sat, May 16, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Despite bogeys on his first and last holes, Will MacKenzie enjoyed a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in today's second round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

He opened the day with a bogey conversion from 15'7" at the par-5 10th hole where he didn't find the putting surface until his fifth stroke. MacKenzie then rattled off six birdies on his next 16 holes, including rolls from 37'9", 28'4" and 11'8" at NOs. 13, 18, and 7, respectively. His bogey-5 at the last was as a result of a poor drive well right of the fairway and cart path. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the day measured 3.368, and at 7-under 137, he's two shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, May 15, 2015 01:34:00 PM