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Canadian rookie Hughes comes up clutch to win Sea Island

  • Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, pulls a club out of his bag before his tee shot on the second fairway during the final round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, pulls a club out of his bag before his tee shot on the second fairway during the final round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during second playoff of the final round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. The day ended when play was suspended due to darkness. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during second playoff of the final round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. The day ended when play was suspended due to darkness. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, poses with the trophy after winning the playoff round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, poses with the trophy after winning the playoff round at the RSM Classic golf tournament, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)  (The Associated Press)

Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win the RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA Tour victory.

The Canadian came up clutch in the frigid condition at Sea Island.

All four players who had to return for the third extra playoff hole missed the green at the par-3 17th. Hughes was in the toughest spot, and his pitch up a slope didn't even reach the green. But he made the putt, slamming his first in celebration knowing that it at least kept him in the playoff.

Then, he watched Blayne Barber, Henrik Norlander and Camilo Villegas all miss par putts from 10 feet or closer.