Former McNeese Golfer Robert MacIntyre Wins PGA Tour’s Canadian Open

HAMILTON, Ontario (KPLC) – Robert MacIntyre played golf at McNeese State from 2014-16, winning the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year for the 2014-15 season, in addition to being named to the All-Southland Conference first team in 2015 as well. Now, the Oban, Scotland native, is a PGA Tour winner.

MacIntyre fired a six-under par 64 in the first round on Thursday, entering Friday in a tie for second-place, before returning on Friday with a four-under 66 to enter the weekend in a tie for first, and then after another four-under par 66 on Saturday, which included a back nine score of 30 (five-under par) he entered the final round on Sunday with a four-stroke lead.

MacIntyre’s lead was steady throughout the front-nine, shooting a one-under par 34 on the front. Despite challenges from players such as Ben Griffin who finished in second at -15, Victor Perez who finished in third at -14, and others, MacIntyre was able to hold them off en route to his first win on the PGA Tour, finishing the final round with a two-under par round of 68 to finish the tournament at 16-under par.

With his Canadian Open win, MacIntyre becomes the second former McNeese golfer to win on the PGA Tour joining Derek Lamely, who won the 2010 Puerto Rico Open.

MacIntyre perks of winning:

$1,692,000 prize

Exempt into the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurt No. 2 (June 13-16)

Exempt into The Masters in 2025

Exempt into the remaining signature events in 2024

The 2024 season is MacIntyre’s first with a full status PGA Tour card, and his best finish on the PGA Tour prior to his win on Sunday, was second in the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open.

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