MacIntyre not looking too far ahead

20 February 2021 03:19:20 GMTPlus10

Robert MacIntyre insists it is too early to be talking about his chances of winning the Masters and playing for Europe in the Ryder Cup.

The 24-year-old Scot is preparing to embark on a very busy schedule of tournaments in America in the run up to the year's first major.

He is set to take part in the WGC-Workday Championship next week before the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Players Championship the two weeks after that.

MacIntyre is currently the highest ranked left-hander in the world, sitting pretty at world number 43.

If he remains in the top 50 the week before the start of the Masters at Augusta in April, he will qualify for the tournament for the first time.

A place in the Europe roster for the Ryder Cup is also a possibility if he keeps up his good form, which includes a maiden European Tour win in Cyprus back in November.

While there is plenty at stake in the coming months, MacIntyre is trying not to think too far ahead.

"I've talked about the Masters for probably a year now. I was really close and I dropped down the rankings, but I knew as long as I put in the work then these things are possible," he said.

"As long as I put myself in the hard grinds then I don't see why it's not going to happen. It's just about me putting myself through the paces, doing the work and then if it's there it's there.

"But I'm still young, so I've got plenty of years ahead."

The Oban-born player is available for Masters glory at 151.00.

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