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Green jacket or no green jacket Oban will be bursting with pride as its very own Robert (Bob) MacIntyre steps onto the National Course in Augusta tonight for one last drive at the 2021 US Masters title.
No matter what the outcome the 24-year-old lefty has opened the eyes of the golfing world by securing himself a place just outside the top ten going into the final day on his Masters debut.
With mum Carol and dad Dougie watching close by, Bob continued his steady progression up the leaderboard yesterday with a round of 70 (two under par) as golf’s elite fight for the ultimate prize.
Currently sitting in 12th place (T10) Bob will tee off this evening, along with American Tony Finau, at 7pm BST after posting the best round of any British golfer.
At the end of the third round, which was delayed for a spell due to inclement weather, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (-11) had surged to a four shot advantage to top the leaderboard. Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Marc Leishman and Will Zalatoris sit closest to Matsuyama on -7 while Corey Conners is six under.