Robert MacIntyre aims to be one of the world's best, if not the very best

Robert MacIntyre gained confidence after winning the RBC Canadian Open.

by Sead Dedovic
Robert MacIntyre aims to be one of the world's best, if not the very best
© Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images Sport

Robert MacIntyre has achieved his dream: He won his first PGA Tour event, the RBC Canadian Open. The Scot had significant challenges upon arriving on the PGA Tour, as it wasn't easy to adjust to a completely new environment from what he was used to on the European Tour. 

The 27-year-old is currently back home in Scotland, where he surely knew how to celebrate his first PGA Tour victory of his career. In a media interview, MacIntyre emphasized feeling happy, not knowing what the future holds. His priority is to continue at the same pace and believe that he can achieve a great result.

"Yeah, I mean, I don't know what's going to happen from here. I mean, I'm just playing golf the best I can week in and week out."- MacIntyre said, as quoted by Golf Monthly.

Achieving such a victory gives you tremendous strength and motivation. It seems that the 27-year-old has finally gained the necessary confidence. He emphasized that he wants to become one of the best players in the world. Looking at the competition, he is aware that it will be a tough task, but still believes in the qualities he possesses, ready to take even bigger steps on that journey.

"Look, I want to be one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world. But it's not easy, it's difficult. I mean, you see so many good players never, ever become World No.1."- the Scot said.

He has said many times before that his parents and family are a huge support to him. With such support and faith from his closest ones and team, no result is impossible.

"All you can do is try your best and trust what you're doing - trust the team around you and see where you end up."- he concluded.

Robert MacIntyre
Robert MacIntyre© Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images Sport

MacIntyre recently reflected on the past six weeks and the series of six events he participated in, stressing that something has shifted, as evidenced by the results. Crossing the finish line in victory certainly opens doors, but he emphasizes that it won't change his personality. He stresses that his golf game may not undergo huge changes, including his swing, but the win instills a belief that he can succeed on the PGA Tour, demonstrating his ability to compete and triumph at the highest level.

Believing in yourself is important, but sometimes, achieving a positive result is necessary for your confidence to grow. MacIntyre has just highlighted this aspect. The 27-year-old believes that with this kind of victory, he has gained a special feeling, which has led him to increasingly believe in himself. 

He is happy that he may have even surpassed his limits. His latest victory was challenging, and until the last moment, he didn't know he would win. Such ways of winning are not unfamiliar to him, but precisely that gives him a special feeling that is hard to describe.

Robert MacIntyre and his father

Robert MacIntyre, in his emotional speech after the victory, placed special emphasis on his father. The Scot finds huge joy in sharing this triumph with his father, who, with no alternative, stood by his side as his caddy. MacIntyre reminisced about his childhood and the moments when he fell in love with this sport. His father was the main driver of Robert's interest in golf. They have shared many moments together that the 27-year-old will never forget.

“We’ve got a house between where you cross the road for four holes at Glencruitten and we used to go out every night in the summer, no matter the weather, we would play four holes every night. He taught me the game of golf.”-MacIntyre said.

Being part of the PGA Tour requires many sacrifices, and only the best in this sport can become part of this Tour. MacIntyre has demonstrated his qualities by competing on the European Tour. As mentioned earlier, the Scot faced numerous challenges upon joining the PGA Tour, given the difficult adjustment to the new environment. This is a path that many before him have walked, including Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish golfer, who is one of the biggest names in world golf at the moment.

McIlroy highlighted the important adjustment MacIntyre faced transitioning from his hometown of Oban to traveling around America, emphasizing the cultural differences. Adapting to a new environment varies from person to person, and it seems that MacIntyre is still finding his optimal rhythm in this new setting.

There's no doubt that over time, the 27-year-old will continue to improve. After his latest victory, there seems to be no limit to what he can achieve.

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