Robert MacIntyre Clinches First PGA Tour Title at RBC Canadian Open

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On a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, Scottish left-hander Robert MacIntyre etched his name into golfing history. With his father, Dougie, by his side as his caddie, MacIntyre held on to win the RBC Canadian Open, securing his first PGA Tour title.

Entering the final round with a comfortable four-stroke lead, MacIntyre faced the pressure of maintaining his advantage. The 27-year-old golfer remained composed, carding a solid 2-under 68 to clinch victory. His playing partner, Ben Griffin, pushed hard but fell just short, finishing one stroke behind MacIntyre.

The pivotal moment came on the par-4 18th hole. MacIntyre, with nerves of steel, two-putted for par from 12 feet, holing out from a mere 1½ feet. The gallery erupted in cheers as he secured the win. In an emotional post-round interview with CBS Sports, Dougie MacIntyre expressed his pride in being part of his son’s triumph. “I’m a grass cutter… it’s unbelievable,” he said.

Robert MacIntyre Clinches First PGA Tour Title at RBC Canadian Open
Robert MacIntyre Clinches First PGA Tour Title at RBC Canadian Open (image via sky sports)

Reflecting on the milestone, Robert MacIntyre shared his joy: “Goose bumps. It’s incredible. It’s been a dream of mine to play golf for a living. It’s been a dream of mine to win on the PGA Tour. … I just can’t believe I’ve done it with my dad on the bag. The guy’s taught me the way I play golf.”

MacIntyre finished the tournament at an impressive 16-under 264, marking his breakthrough victory in his 45th career PGA Tour start. His journey to this moment included being a member of Europe’s winning 2023 Ryder Cup team and securing two European Tour victories: the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown and the 2022 Italian Open.

The golfing world now celebrates Robert MacIntyre’s achievement, recognizing the significance of this win for the talented Scot. As he hoisted the trophy, he carried not only the weight of his own dreams but also the pride of a father who had walked every step of the fairway with him.

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