Robert Macintyre Takes Commanding Lead at RBC Canadian Open

Scotland’s Robert Macintyre shines at the RBC Canadian Open, leading by four strokes with impressive birdies and an eagle. Follow the latest golf scores and standout player performances in the tournament.

Scotland’s Robert Macintyre Surges Ahead at RBC Canadian Open

On the penultimate day of the RBC Canadian Open, Scotland’s Robert Macintyre put on an impressive performance, taking a commanding four-shot lead heading into the final round. The 27-year-old golfer overcame an early stumble, opening with a bogey and turning at one over par, to mount an incredible comeback on the back nine.

Macintyre’s round took a positive turn with a birdie on the 10th hole, returning him to even par. However, a dropped shot on the 13th threatened to derail his pursuit of his first PGA Tour title. The Scot responded masterfully, carding three consecutive birdies before sinking a remarkable 30-foot putt for an eagle on the par-five 17th hole, putting him at 14 under par for the tournament.

Chasing Pack in Hot Pursuit

Macintyre now holds a four-stroke advantage over a trio of players, including Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes, New Zealand’s Ryan Fox, and American Ben Griffin. Notably, England’s Tommy Fleetwood surged up the leaderboard with a bogey-free round of 64 on Saturday, leaving him one shot behind the leading group at nine under par.

Rory McIlroy Moves into Top 10

In a separate development, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy fired himself back into contention with a five-under round of 65, moving him into the top 10 at seven under par. Reflecting on his performance, McIlroy acknowledged the potential for low scores on the course, stating:

“There are still some low scores out there. It felt like it could’ve been better, but I got myself back into the tournament and hopefully within touching distance of the guys going into tomorrow.”

The final round of the RBC Canadian Open promises an exciting conclusion, with Macintyre aiming to secure his maiden PGA Tour victory and the chasing pack looking to mount a comeback on the final day of the 2023 Dell Match Play.

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