Bob MacIntyre makes Impressive Masters debut

It was a very impressive debut for Bob MacIntyre on his first visit to Augusta, where he finished in a tie for 12th place.

Consistent performances throughout the week put him in a great position for the final day, and, his closing round 72, which included a 13-foot birdie putt on the last, ensured a finish that guaranteed him an invitation to next year's event.

The expectation and pressure that goes with playing in The Masters was apparent from the moment Bob set foot at Augusta National. He was, however, able to call on the experience and knowledge of two former Masters Champions - Sandy Lyle and Patrick Reed - who gave him some guidance and advice on how best to tackle the challenge. This helped set Bob on his way to another excellent Major performance, where he now has a very impressive track record.

It has been a succesful 2-month trip to the States for Bob, and he now has just one more event to play in before he returns to the UK. This week he heads to South Carolina to compete in the RBS Heritage at Hilton Head, where he will look to continue his rise up the world rankings.

Robert will turn his focus back to the European Tour in the next few months, however, his schedule will still include trips backward and forward to the States where he will be playing in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and the US Open at Torrey Pines. The final Major of the year will then be The Open Championship at Royal St George's.