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Robert MacIntyre has dreamed of playing in the US Masters since he was ‘a wee kid’ and today (Thursday) that dream will come true when he steps on to the hallowed turf of the Augusta National Course.
The 24-year-old from Oban will be making his Masters debut after a recent run to the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, a performance that kept him ranked inside the top 50 in the world and earned him an invitation to the prestigious event.
‘To finally be able to play in the Masters will be unbelievable,’ he said, after receiving his invitation last week.
‘I really enjoyed playing in the Match Play and was glad to see some good signs of my golf coming back.
‘I’ve put the work in and all the people around me have put the work in, so now I just need to go and play it and enjoy every minute of it.’
Bob already owns two international victories, most recently winning the European Tour’s Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in November.
He has played in each of the other three majors once, his best finish a tie for sixth at the 2019 British Open at Royal Portrush.