Robert MacIntyre wins first European Tour event at the Cyprus Showdown

The 2019 European Tour Rookie of the Year shot a final round 64 to successfully claim his first European Tour victory at the Cyprus Showdown.

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Mon, 9 Nov 2020

Robert MacIntyre wins first European Tour event at the Cyprus Showdown

Robert MacIntyre birdied four of his final six holes en route to claiming his maiden European Tour title on Sunday at the Cyprus Showdown.

The 24-year-old made back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18 to finish the tournament 7-under par and one stroke ahead of Masahiro Kawamura.

Jorge Campillo took third place after a birdie-eagle finish, while Thomas Detry, Callum Shinkwin and Johannes Veerman all took a share of fourth at 4-under par.

Play was suspended for 48 minutes during the final round due to threat of lightning and the lead changed several times throughout, but it was MacIntyre who came out on top. Watch MacIntyre's stunning approach shot at the par-3 17th in the video below:

"This is what I've been working for," he said. "It's been a difficult few months for me, only my family know what is going on. I can't believe it.

"My game is there, tee to green I've been absolutely brilliant the last two weeks but the putter has been cold - stone cold.

"When the rain delay came in there I said to (caddie) Mike, 'it's time to show up'. I hit a great iron shot into 15 and there it was, it turned up right at the right time."

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Robert MacIntyre - What's in the bag of the Cyprus Showdown winner

- TaylorMade SIM Max Driver | 9° | Tensei AV White 75 TX

- TaylorMade Aeroburner Fairway | 15° | Tensei AV White 85 TX

- TaylorMade SIM UDI | DG X100

- TaylorMade P•7MC | 4-PW | DG X100

- TaylorMade Hi Toe Wedge | 52°, 56° & 58° | DG S400

- TaylorMade Spider X Copper

- TaylorMade TP5x Golf Ball

Image Credit: Getty Images via TaylorMade Golf

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