MacIntyre Handed A Masters Lift Being Grouped With Augusta’s First Winning ‘Lefty’

Masters organisers have done Robert MacIntye a huge favour in drawing him with Canadian and fellow lefty Mike Weir for the opening round of the 85th Masters

Weir, 50, became the first left-handed to win the Masters in 2003 in a play-off over American Len Mattice and has played in 21 straight Masters since his debut in 2000.

And with 68 rounds to his credit, he’s sure to help the 27-old MacIntyre with the right lines around the Georgia golfing gem.

At the time, Weir was just the second lefty to win a Major and 40-years after Kiwi Bob Charles was the first in capturing the 1963 Open Championship.

Since Weir’s win fellow lefties Phil ‘Lefty’ Mickelson and Bubba Watson have won a combined seven Majors.

Mickelson has captured three Masters and Watson two.

Also grouped with MacIntyre and Weir is South Korean C T Pan.

Martin Laird, returning for the first time in 8-years, has been paired with 2000 Masters winning Vijay Singh.

In Laird’s debut Masters in 2011 he had played the last round alongside then four-time Masters winning Tiger Woods.

Though knowing Singh, it could be a very quite 18-holes for Laird compared to that final round in 2011 alongside Woods.

And 1988 Masters winning Sandy Lyle will be Aussie Matt Jones, winner of the recent Honda Classic and with Darren Frittelli making-up the group.

 

 

SCOTTISH TEE TIMES (UK time) – Day 1

1.12pm – Sandy Lyle

4.06pm – Martin Laird

4.42pm – Robert MacIntyre

 



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