‘Mission Accomplished’: Robert MacIntyre Elated About Making Masters Debut

Published 03/30/2021, 4:26 AM EDT
Mar 12, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Robert MacIntyre plays his shot from the seventh tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 Masters is right around the corner and the excitement levels can hardly be contained. The first men’s major of the year is the most prestigious one as well. A lot of players are looking forward to Augusta this year, including debutant Robert MacIntyre! 

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MacIntyre shot to fame on the PGA Tour with a string of good displays in recent events. He particularly performed well in the WGC-Dell Match Play event and achieved a ninth-place finish at the Austin Country Club. 

This solid finish enabled Robert MacIntyre to sustain his spot in the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. As a result, the Scottish golfer is now eligible to participate in his first Masters tournament, and he was quick to register for it as well! 

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Robert MacIntyre is delighted to fulfill a life-long dream

Every avid golfer grows up dreaming about playing at the Masters. Likewise, Robert MacIntyre pursued the same vision and can now say that he’s succeeded in it. He’s played at the other three major tournaments in the past, but the Masters was the only event left to be ticked off the list.

“I’m absolutely delighted. Obviously, it’s been a goal of mine for, I don’t know how long,” MacIntyre mentioned on The Bunkered podcast

“It’s probably about a year-and-a-half that I’ve been close to getting the job doing and getting into the Masters but it feels like it’s mission accomplished and we’ve finally done it. Now, it’s just about going and performing,” he added. 

Robert MacIntyre was named European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2019, so there are a lot of expectations on his career. The Augusta National’s layout always brings out the best inside aspiring talents, and MacIntyre has already proved that he is up for any challenge. 

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MacIntyre garnered attention when he tied his match against Dustin Johnson at WGC-Dell Match Play. What looked like a well-earned victory for the Scoot was dismissed by a late surge from World No. 1 Johnson. 

Nonetheless, there are massive expectations on debutant Robert MacIntyre at Augusta this year. The 2021 Masters begins April 8 and the world’s best golfers will be at Augusta in hopes of surviving past the first two rounds.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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