MacIntyre: The Rewards, Richees & Exemptions In Securing RBC Canadian Open Success

Robert MacIntyre: The Rewards, Riches & Exemptions In Securing RBC Canadian Open Success:

Robert MacIntyre plants a victory kiss on the RBC Canadian Open trophy – Image RBC Canadian Open

  • Robert MacIntyre wins his maiden PGA TOUR victory in his 45th start at the age of 27 years, 9 months, 30 days
  • Earns a two-year PGA TOUR exemption to the end of the 2026 season
  • Collected a first prize cheque for $US 1.7m
  • Becomes the fifth player this season to convert four-stroke 54-hole lead/co-lead to a win (Jake Knapp/Mexico Open at Vidanta, Akshay Bhatia/Valero Texas Open, Chris Gotterup/Myrtle Beach Classic, Davis Riley/Charles Schwab Challenge)
  • Earns 500 points to move to No. 32 in the FedExCup standings and gains entry in the two remaining Signature Events this season (the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, Travelers Championship)
  • Moves from No. 76 to No. 39 in the Official World Golf Ranking, securing a spot in the U.S. Open
  • His four-round 264 marks his career-low 72-hole total (previous: 266/2023 Genesis Scottish Open/2nd)
  • The victory comes in his debut appearance at the RBC Canadian Open, becoming the 17th player to make the RBC Canadian Open his first PGA TOUR victory and first since 2009 (Nathan Green)
  • Becomes the fifth player from Scotland to win on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 1940 season and first since Martin Laird at the 2020 Shriners Children’s Open
  • Marks third win by a European player in the last four editions of the RBC Canadian Open (Rory McIlroy/2019, McIlroy/2022, MacIntyre/2024); second player from the 2023 DP World Tour Top 10 to win on TOUR this season, joining Matthieu Pavon (Farmers Insurance Open)
  • Second left-handed player to win on TOUR this season, joining Akshay Bhatia (Valero Texas Open)

Additional Player Notes

  • In his debut at the RBC Canadian Open, Ben Griffin (2nd/-15) cards bogey-free 65 in the final round to finish runner up for the second time in his career (previous: P2, 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship) and moves to No. 3 in the Aon Swing 5
  • France native Victor Perez (3rd/-14) posts best result in his 14th PGA TOUR start this season (previous: T3/Puerto Rico Open); moves to No. 5 in the Aon Swing 5 to earn a spot in the next Signature Event (the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday); earned his TOUR card via the 2023 DP World Tour Top 10; owns three DP World Tour titles (2023 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, 2022 Dutch Open, 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship)
  • Three-time PGA TOUR winner Tom Kim (T4/-13) closed with a 6-under 64, marking his first top-10 finish this season in his 16th start (previous best: T17/WM Phoenix Open)
  • Two-time RBC Canadian Open champion Rory McIlroy posted rounds of 66-72-65-64 to finish T4
  • Corey Conners (6th/-12) of Listowel, Ontario and Mackenzie Hughes (T7/-10) of Hamilton finish as the low Canadians in the field, marking the first time since 2015 that multiple Canadians finished in the top-10 in the RBC Canadian Open (David Hearn/3rd, Hadwin/T7)

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