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Robert MacIntyre Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Tue 20 Sep 2022

Article Updated - June 2024

Just a few weeks after opening his heart about the difficulties of trying settle into life on the PGA Tour, Robert MacIntyre put all his own doubts to rest by winning the Canadian Open.

The Scot had said that he was struggling to feel like he belonged in America, but you can be pretty sure that he will be feeling very different about things now. He probably hasn’t helped himself by changing caddies four times in 18 months but he found the perfect solution for this win by having his father Dougie on the bag. And both men fought back the tears after MacIntyre won.

Four strokes ahead entering the final round at Hamilton Golf & Country Club on Sunday, MacIntyre shot a two-under 68 to beat playing partner Ben Griffin by a stroke. On the par-four 18th, the 27-year-old Scottish left-hander two-putted for par from 12 feet to complete an emotional win.

Little more than a week earlier he made an emergency phone call home and offered his dad the bag. 

"Goose bumps. It's incredible," MacIntyre said. "It's 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." 

Asked what it's like to witness his son's first win on the Tour in person, MacIntyre Sr said: "Unbelievable. I'm just a grass cutter, no a caddie."

MacIntyre finished at 16-under 264 for the breakthrough victory in his 45th career PGA Tour start. The former McNeese State player was a member of Europe's winning 2023 Ryder Cup team and has two European Tour victories, the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown and 2022 Italian Open. 

"I was in a dog fight there," MacIntyre said. "Ben made it difficult coming in the stretch. He played well. It´s just incredible to do this with my dad on the bag and have my girlfriend here and I'm sure there is a party going on back home in Oban."

Griffin shot a 65. He parred the 18th after birdies at the previous three holes.

"I fought hard," Griffin said. "It felt like there was a lid on the cup for most of the day for me. I hit so many pretty good putts, I wouldn't say like striped putts, but pretty good putts and just kept burning edges. A couple bad putts, but stayed patient."

Victor Perez of France was third at 14-under after his second straight 64, a stroke ahead of Rory McIlroy.

Robert MacIntyre

Player Profile

Robert MacIntyre was born in Oban in August 1996. In 2013 he won both the Scottish Youths Championship and the Scottish Boys Open Stroke-Play Championship. He won the Scottish Amateur in 2015 and in 2016 he lost 2&1 in the final of the Amateur Championship. MacIntyre represented Scotland in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2016 and played in the Walker Cup the following year. He turned professional in 2017 and played on the Challenge Tour in 2018, gaining his DP World Tour card. In 2019 he was twice runner-up and was sixth in The Open and was named rookie of the year. 

In November 2020 he won his maiden DP World Tour title, the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown. 

After what had been a poor season in 2022 he won the Italian Open.

Remarkably, MacIntyre has only won twice on the DP World Tour - in Cyprus in 2020 and in France two years later.

But he had a consistent year in 2023, losing the Scottish Open to Rory McIlroy by a single shot. He played well enough throughout the year to gain one of the PGA Tour cards on offer. It was a struggle initially and he missed three of his first four cuts in America. But he was tied sixth at the Mexico Open in February, tied 13th at the Myrtle Beach Classic and tied eighth at the PGA Championship.

He has made 16 starts and made nine cuts.

He started the Canadian Open in 76th place in the world rankings and 75th in the FedEx Cup standings. The win takes him to 39th in the world and 35th in the FedEx Cup.

Last 10 Events

RBC Canadian Open - 1st

Charles Schwab Challenge - CUT

The PGA Championship - T8th

Myrtle Beach Classic - T13th

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson - CUT

Texas Children's Houston Open - CUT

Valspar Championship - T33rd

The Players Championship - CUT

Puerto Rico Open - T32nd

Cognizant Classic - T60th

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 300.2 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 54.55%

Greens in Regulation - 66.25%

Sand Saves - 61.54%

Putts Per Round - 29.05

Scoring Average - 69.91

End of Year World Ranking Position

2019: 64

2020: 55

2021: 55

2022: 70

2023: 56

What's In Robert MacIntyre's Golf Bag

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 Degrees)

3-Wood: Cobra Aerojet LS (14.5 Degrees)

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Rescue (19 Degrees)

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F), SM9 (50-08F, 56-10S), WedgeWorks (60-08K)

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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