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April 10, 2021

Robert MacIntyre

Augusta, Georgia, USA

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ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, I played solid. Made one mistake on the par 5 13, but other than that, it was tricky at the start. I was throwing birdie, bogey, birdie, bogey, but that's the way I play golf. It's been obvious the last kind of two years the way I play golf, it's aggressive. No matter where I play or who I'm playing with, I'm going after things. The way my scorecard goes, it's a roller coaster, and it's the way I play golf so we enjoy golf.

Overall, delighted with how it went.

Q. This is good at a place like this. Maybe some places that are more of a birdie fest, you get frustrated, but is it a little easier at a place like this where you can birdie, bogey, and don't get all worked up?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, I prefer a place where the scores don't go daft, where you have to strike it and it doesn't become a putting competition. This is right up my street. You've got to shape the shots, and you can't just stay putting the ball, you've got to think. If you're out of position, you've got to think even more. I love the golf course, and my game's in decent shape for it.

Q. How did the golf course change after the delay? Did it change a little bit?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: It went flat calm. So there was a couple of -- the second shot, if you were on the fairway, it would have been difficult when it was straight down breeze, you couldn't hold it in, no chance. Went flat calm, but then it started getting skiddy. So the moisture was on the top. I left myself a wedge shot in there 100 yards, and I pitched it maybe three yards beyond the pennant. Not even try to stop, but just get it over the green.

We expected it, but we didn't expect it to go over the green. So, yeah, it's just like skidding a little bit, and it's tough.

Q. Not to bring up one of the bad ones, but No. 7, was it a birdie putt that sort of got away from you?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, that's just the way the golf course is. I don't think I'll be the only man doing that today. I said to my caddie, I thought this is going to -- a lot of putts out here, when you're hitting the slopes, actually come back on you. They don't just fall. They actually turn back on you, and I said, I don't think this one does it, and it certainly didn't do it. But that's the way the golf course is.

I wasn't happy when I done it, but when you walk away from it and you just laugh, the green's got me on that one.

Q. Did you find over the last few holes, because of the rain, were the putts just a little bit -- it was a little bit slower on the greens coming in?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, even Mackenzie left one from straight down the hill on 17 short of the hole. It's hard to leave them short downhill, but there on 18 it got -- it's like putting in the morning when the greens haven't been switched or whatnot. I do it at home sometimes. When it's been drizzling, it gets a little bit -- they're still in absolutely perfect condition. They're just a little bit slower now.

Q. When you showed up here this week, could you imagine having this kind of success after three rounds?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, that's what I'm here for. I'm not here just to make up the numbers. I'm here because I got here on merit, and I'm here to win a golf tournament. If I wasn't trying to win this golf tournament, I'd be sitting at home with my feet up watching it. I've prepared for the last two years or the last year, my goal was top 50 in order to get in this golf tournament because I love watching it so much. I'm here now, and I'm trying to win it.

Q. Is the plan tomorrow to go as low as you can?

ROBERT MACINTYRE: Yeah, play the same golf. You don't know what's going to happen. The leaders, if I can cut out the bogeys, I'm having plenty of birdies. Who knows, if I can go and shoot 5, 6 under par, we'll set back and watch it all unfold. Who knows, maybe I'll have a chance.

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