MacIntyre All Set For An Automatic 2022 Masters Return

Super Scot Robert MacIntyre heads to the final round of a first Masters set to earn an automatic invitation into the 2022 Masters.

MacIntyre produced a roller-coaster round of highs and lows on day three ‘moving day’ that included  six birdies but also four bogeys in a round of 70 and to move to two- under par at Augusta National

With the leaders still to move to the inward nine, MacIntyre was in the Augusta clubhouse in 12th place and then just five shots from the lead.

MacIntyre’s day began with a bogey but he put that hiccup aside brilliantly chipping to just three feet at the par-5 second for birdie and mirrored both shots at the next for a second birdie.

He found the front right greenside bunker at the par-3 fourth hole before two-putting for bogey.

The young Scot, and wearing a black ribbon in memory of veteran Scottish golf journalist Jock MacVicar who passed away on 3rd April, played a super shot into the par-3 sixth and holing his pin-high seven-footer for the third birdie of his day.

However, no sooner did he snatch a birdie and MacIntyre two-putted the par-3 fourth for bogey.

He birdied the sixth with a pin-high seven-footer to move back to one-under for his round but again the Scot gave a shot back in bizarre manner at the par-4 seventh where MacIntyre’s initial putt from 60-feet rolled some 25-foot past the cup.

MacIntyre grabbed a fourth bogey of the day at the par-3 eight and moving into the top-20 on the board.

He then pared the next four holes, including a confidence-building par from trees right on 11, ahead of a bogey on 13 before holing a 10-foot gem from the edge of the green on 14 to move to one-under.

MacIntyre had teed off 15 and with his ball finding trees left when the ‘bad weather’ siren sounded and sharing 15th place.

The young Scot emerged to save par at 15 and then also par the 16 before a sixth birdie of his round at the 17th ahead of a closing par for his round of 70.

“I played solid making just one mistake on the par-5s and that was at the 13th but in saying that it was tricky at the start as I was going bogey, birdie, bogey but that’s the way I play golf,” said MacIntyre.

“It has been obvious the last two years that the way I play golf is aggressive no matter where I am playing or who I am playing with.

“The way that my scorecard goes that is the way I play golf, and it’s the way I enjoy my golf, but overall delighted and very pleased with how it went today

“I just love the golf course and my game is in decent shape for it.

“I am not here to make up the numbers. I got here to Augusta on merit and I am here to win a golf tournament.  And if I wasn’t trying to win I would be sitting at home with my feet up watching it

“So, I have prepared myself the last two years with my goal the last year to get myself inside the top-50 to get into the golf tournament because I love watching it so much

“I’m here now and I am trying to win it.”

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