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Robert MacIntyre wins RBC Canadian Open to claim first PGA TOUR title 

Robert MacIntyre wins RBC Canadian Open to claim first PGA TOUR title 

Robert MacIntyre claimed an emotional first PGA TOUR title with his father, Dougie, on his bag as he held off a strong chasing pack to win the RBC Canadian Open.

Robert MacIntyre won his first PGA TOUR title on his 45th start

The Scotsman, a two-time winner on the DP World Tour, carded a closing two-under-par 68 to finish at 16 under, one stroke ahead of fast-finishing American Ben Griffin at Hamilton Golf & Country Club.

With the victory, MacIntyre guaranteed his card on the PGA TOUR for the next two years beyond this season, secured a berth at this month’s U.S. Open and entry into this season’s remaining two Signature Events stateside.

MacIntyre, who is without a regular caddie, credited the influence of his dad Dougie after moving into a share of the halfway lead in Canada and was thrilled his decision to make an emergency call back home to Scotland last weekend to summon the services of his father had reaped such rewards.

“I’m speechless to be honest,” he said. “This is just everything for me and family, my girlfriend, my team. I can’t believe I’ve done it with him [Dougie] on the bag.

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

MacIntyre had seen his four-shot overnight lead wiped out in the space of four holes after he bogeyed the first and home favourite Mackenzie Hughes made a hat-trick of early birdies.

However, the Ryder Cup player, who earned his PGA TOUR card through the DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings last season, responded superbly to birdie the fourth, seventh and eighth to regain control.

Another birdie on the 11th moved him five shots clear but that was followed by a wild tee shot on the 12th into a water hazard and another bogey on the 13th opened the door for the chasing pack, but the 27-year-old crucially birdied the 15th and safely parred the last three holes.

Victor Perez, another player who earned their PGA TOUR card through last season's Race to Dubai, finished solo third after a bogey-free 64 in his final round, with two-time Canadian Open winner Rory McIlroy in a tie for fourth alongside South Korea's Tom Kim.

The triumph continued a recent upturn in form for MacIntyre, who is set to climb from 76th into the world’s top 40 on Monday morning, after finishing in a tie for 13th at the Myrtle Beach Classic and then in the top ten at the US PGA Championship last month.

MacIntyre also follows Frenchman and fellow DP World Tour winner Matthieu Pavon in lifting silverware on the PGA TOUR in their rookie seasons this year.

With this win...

  • Becomes the fifth player from Scotland to win on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 1940 season
  • He is the first player from Scotland to win on the PGA TOUR since Martin Laird at the 2020 Shriners Children’s Open
  • It is the third win by a European player in the last four editions of the RBC Canadian Open (Rory McIlroy/2019, McIlroy/2022, MacIntyre/2024)
  • He is the 17th player to make the RBC Canadian Open his first PGA TOUR victory and first since 2009 (Nathan Green)
  • He is the second player from the 2023 DP World Tour Top 10 to win on TOUR this season, joining Matthieu Pavon (Farmers Insurance Open)

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