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Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre hit an incredible shot in front of home fans at the Scottish Open on the par-3 14th hole.  MacIntyre struck the shot from 213 yards to within three feet of the Open’s 72nd hole. With the shot MacIntyre found himself in first with one above Tyrell Hatton, and two ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood who were tied for third place.

The Genesis Scottish Open is held in North Berwick, Scotland, and is part of the Rolex Series. One of Europe’s premier events, it has a rich history dating back to 1972. It is contested at the Renaissance Club for a total prize pool of $9 million.

This was short-lived as Rory McIlroy tied MacIntyre at 14 under and then shot his best approach into a par-3. This was followed by McIlroy scoring a birdie of his own to tie up first place heading to 18.

Rory McIlroy ties MacIntyre:

David vs Goliath story as MacIntyre chases Scottish Open title

Robert MacIntyre may have had an excellent run so far, but Rory McIlroy is not going down without a fight. The Northern Irish golfer has something to prove as well, having never won a tournament in Scotland.

MacIntyre only has three wins in his short professional career, and the man he is up against at the Scottish Open is one of the greatest golfers of all time. McIlroy has 36 career wins, including 23 in the PGA tour, and is a two-time PGA Championship winner. Going into the final round, the pair are tied for first place and will look to create history by taking home the tournament.