WATCH: MacIntyre Holes Backhanded Chip On TPC Sawgrass 17th

The Scot showed off his short game skills with this stunning one-handed chip

MacIntyre Holes Backhanded Chip On TPC Sawgrass 17th
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The Scot showed off his short game skills with this stunning one-handed chip

WATCH: MacIntyre Holes Backhanded Chip On TPC Sawgrass 17th

Robert MacIntyre makes his Players Championship debut this week at TPC Sawgrass after a hugely impressive rise up the world rankings.

The Scot is currently at a career-high 42nd in the world after winning the European Tour's Rookie of the Year title in 2019 and his maiden tour title in Cyprus last year.

MacIntyre is known for having a great short game and he showed off his touch with a brilliant backhanded chip shot on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass ahead of this week's event.

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MacIntyre's ball was up against the water's edge and instead of playing it normally, he looked to use a fellow player's right-handed wedge.

He turned it backwards and used just his right hand, ending up holing the shot!

Related: The Players Championship Golf Betting Tips 2021

TPC Sawgrass hosts the tournament, known as golf's unofficial fifth Major, this week after the 2020 event was cancelled before the second round due to Covid-19.

It brought a three-month stop to PGA Tour golf.

This week's defending champion is Rory McIlroy, who won the tournament by a single stroke in 2019.

Related: PGA Tour installs internal out of bounds at Sawgrass to prevent DeChambeau drive

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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