Canada's Happy Gilmore: Mackenzie Hughes scores Auston Matthews-approved birdie

At the Waste Management Pheonix Open, Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes paid tribute to Arizona native and Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews by wearing his jersey on the 16th hole. He birdied the hole, signed the jersey and threw it into the crowd.

Maple Leafs jersey brings good fortune to Canadian golfer

Mackenzie Hughes a.k.a. 'Auston Mac Hughes' drains a birdie

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Dundas, Ontario's Mackenzie Hughes wore an Auston Matthews Leafs jersey as he made birdie on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be on a short losing skid but their jerseys are still offering up some good luck in other sports. 

At the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday, Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes showed some hometown love for Auston Matthews by wearing his Toronto Maple Leafs jersey on the 16th hole.

As it turns out, the jersey was a good luck charm for Hughes. He birdied the par-3 hole, signed the jersey and entertained the crowd. Auston Matthews even took notice and the Arizona native tweeted out his congrats.

The stunt allowed the few Canadian fans in attendance to get patriotic in the desert.

Unfortunately, the birdie wasn't enough as Hughes missed the cut at plus-3.


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