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Scott Stallings' final-hole birdie nets Torrey Pines victory

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Scott Stallings emerged from a crowded field with a birdie on the final hole Sunday, claiming the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68.

Gary Woodland takes one-shot lead at Farmers Insurance Open

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Gary Woodland carded a 2-under 70 Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Stuard in front at PGA's rain-delayed tournament in Mexico

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Stuard owns a one-stroke lead at the PGA's OHL Classic at Mayakoba but weather issues left the first round unfinished Thursday.

Jimmy Walker rallies to take Frys.com Open in first PGA Tour win

SAN MARTIN, Calif., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker, who came into the final round three shots off the pace, fired a 5-under-par 66 Sunday, rallying for his first PGA Tour win at the Frys.com Open.

Taylor seeks third Reno-Tahoe title

RENO, Nev., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Vaughn Taylor, whose two wins at this event have been his only victories on the PGA Tour, took the 36-hole lead Friday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Yang leads the Honda Golf Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- A 5-under-par 65 Friday helped Korea's Y.E. Yang take a one-stroke lead through 36 holes at the PGA Tour's Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Kenny Perry wins for third time in 2008

SILVIS, Ohio, July 13 (UPI) -- Forty-seven-year-old Kenny Perry parred the first playoff hole to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois Sunday, his third victory this year on the PGA Tour.

Duke, Wi share lead at John Deere

SILVIS, Ill., July 10 (UPI) -- Ken Duke and Charlie Wi, both seeking their first PGA Tour victory, shared the lead Thursday after the opening round of the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill.

Overton leads by 3 at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Overton posted a 6-under 66 Saturday to move into a three-shot lead after three rounds of the PGA Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C.

Huston out to secure FedEx Cup berth

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- John Huston, going for a spot in the lucrative FedEx Cup, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after two rounds of the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C.

Will MacKenzie leads Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Will MacKenzie, who once left golf for extreme outdoor sports, took the lead Thursday after the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

Pampling has three-shot lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Rod Pampling sank a birdie from a fairway bunker at 18 Saturday to post a 4-under 68 and take the third-round lead at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

Allenby, Wi share Honda lead

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- Robert Allenby shot a 2-under 68 Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Charlie Wi after two rounds of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Goydos, Donald share Sony Open lead

HONOLULU, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Paul Goydos holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th Friday for a 7-under 63 and a share of the lead after two rounds of the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Luke Donald leads at Sony Open

HONOLULU, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Luke Donald fired a 7-under 63 early in the day Thursday and it stood up for a one-shot lead after one day of the Sony Open in Honolulu.
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William Ruggles MacKenzie (born September 28, 1974) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour. MacKenzie 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 took the money he earned washing dishes and selling grilled-cheese sandwiches at Grateful Dead concerts and moved out west. After a while working for Taco Bell in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he spent the next five winters snowboarding while living out of a van in Big Sky, Montana. At one point, he spent 30 days living in a snow cave near Valdez, Alaska without showering and snowboarding the Chugach Mountains, before ending up with frostbite. During the warmer months, he climbed rocks, and became a class V kayaker before working as a rafting guide in Montana and its Gallatin River, West Virginia and its Gauley River, and rivers around North Carolina. He returned to Greenville, North Carolina in 1999, making enough money selling Christmas trees to embark on a three month surfing trip to Costa Rica. Unfortunately, when he returned home and tried to make a living selling hammocks, he ended up in huge debt. However, a glimpse on television of his boyhood idol, Payne Stewart, winning the 1999 U.S. Open rekindled his love affair with the game, and he decided to play professionally. He turned pro in 2000.

MacKenzie played on several mini-tours shortly after turning pro. He played on the Golden Bear Tour in 2003 and finished ninth on the money list. The next year (2004), he played the Hooters Tour and finished third on the money list with three wins. He also played on the Nationwide and Canadian Tours. 2005 was his rookie season on the PGA Tour. His first win came in 2006 at the Reno-Tahoe Open in his 47th career start on the PGA Tour. He won the 2008 Viking Classic in a three-way playoff on the second hole over Marc Turnesa and Brian Gay.

MacKenzie currently resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, Alli, and their son Maverick Noah.

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