Robert MacIntyre emotional as he wins his first PGA Tour title

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre achieved a career milestone on Sunday, capturing his first PGA Tour title at the RBC Canadian Open.

Overcoming a shaky start, MacIntyre carded a two-under final round of 68 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, finishing at 16 under par. He edged out Ben Griffin by a single shot in a thrilling finale.

Griffin, who had birdied the 15th, 16th, and 17th holes, applied significant pressure on MacIntyre. However, he fell short of a fourth consecutive birdie on the last hole, which would have forced a playoff.

Victor Perez finished another stroke back, while Rory McIlroy and Tom Kim tied for fourth at 13 under. McIlroy, who began the final day seven shots behind the lead, made a spirited charge with three straight birdies through the sixth hole, briefly pulling within two strokes of MacIntyre.

The decisive moment came on the 18th hole, where MacIntyre had the luxury of a two-putt from 10 feet. His victory was sealed with an emotional embrace with his father Dougie, who had stepped in as caddie on short notice.

“I’m speechless, to be honest. This is just everything for me and my family, my girlfriend, my team. I can’t believe I’ve done it with him on the bag,” MacIntyre said, tears of joy streaming down his face.

“I’m crying with joy but I’m laughing because I didn’t think it was possible.”

MacIntyre’s triumph marks a significant milestone in his career, underscoring his determination and skill on the PGA Tour.

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