US Masters: the first-timer from Scotland in the top 10 after round 3

04/11/2021 by Golf Post Editors

US Masters: the first-timer from Scotland in the top 10 after round 3

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Robert MacIntyre has made quite the Masters debut so far. The 24-year-old is at T10 after playing 2 below in round 3.

Macintyre is trailing leader Hideki Matsuyama by 9 shots and logged 6 birdies in his third round.

The current world number 45 (and world’s highest ranked lefty) grew up in the north western Scottish coastal town of Oban. As a teenager he played shinty for the Oban Camanachd, a traditional Gaelic sport similar to hockey and rugby.

Soon enough, he swapped his “caman” for a golf club.

After a rocky but relatively commendable first round of 74, he shot 70 on Friday and Saturday.

As if it weren’t a remarkable enough performance for his first time at the Masters, MacIntyre, who turned pro in 2017, has so far only one European Tour win under his belt, the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown.

As of Friday, MacIntyre has made the cut in all four major events he has played, with the Masters being the last one where he hadn’t yet played.

It’s safe to say that he’s one to keep on the radar!

Fellow Scotsman Martin Laird, 38, carded a third round of 72 to find himself at T29 position and trailing leader Hideki Matsuyama by 12 shots. Laird, currently ranked 100 in the world golf ranking, registered 2 birdies in his third round.

Overall, Hideki Matsuyama is in first position at the Masters Tournament as we head in to the final round. The Japanese player logged a round of 65 to finish ahead of Xander SchauffeleMarc LeishmanJustin Rose and Will Zalatoris, who are in joint second place.

The Masters Tournament is being played from April 8th until the 11th of April 2021 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia (USA). This year a total prize money of $ 11.500.000 will be paid to the players. The course for the tournament at Augusta National Golf Club plays at Par 72.

Top-5 Leaderboard: Masters Tournament

1Hideki Matsuyama-7-11
T2Xander Schauffele-4-7
T2Marc Leishman-2-7
T2Justin Rose0-7
T2Will Zalatoris-1-7

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08 Apr

04/08 – 04/11/2021

PGA Tour: Masters Tournament 2021

Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia (USA)

  • Round 4/4
  • Completed
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  • Prize money: $ 11.500.000
  • Defending champion: Dustin Johnson
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