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Jun 3rd, 2024

McIntyre takes first PGA Tour win

Overcomes shaky final round start with Dad on the bag!

Robert McIntyre is a winner on the PGA Tour after a single stroke victory to claim the RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

He steadied the ship from a bogey start and held his challengers to win his first PGA Tour title in the RBC Canadian Open, carding a final round of 68 to finish at 16 under par, a single stroke shot ahead of the home favourite Ben Griffin.

Griffin reeled off birdies at the 15th, 16th and 17th to move within one of his partner, but couldn't find the fourth in a row at 18 and force a play-off.

This gave MacIntyre two-putts from 10 feet for the win before embracing his da,  Dougie, who had been drafted in to caddie.

When asked why he was so emotional at the win, MacIntyre gestured to his dad as he told CBS: “Because of this.... I’m speechless to be honest. This is just everything for me and family, my girlfriend, my team. I can’t believe I’ve done it with him on the bag."

MacIntyre had seen his overnight four-stroke advantage evaporate in the space of four holes after he bogeyed the first and home favourite Mackenzie Hughes produced a hat-trick of early birdies.
However, MacIntyre responded with mettle, making birdie at the 4th, 7th and 8th to regain control. 
Birdie at the 11th was followed by a loose tee shot on the 12th into the water while another bogey at the 13th opened the door for the chasing pack, but the Ryder Cup star crucially birdied the 15th and safely parred the last three holes.

MacIntyre has made no secret of his struggle to adapt to living in the United States this season, but benefited hugely from a three-week spell back in Scotland in April and contended for the Myrtle Beach Classic before finishing eighth in the US PGA Championship.

TAGS: PGA Tour, 2024