Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre believes he can compete for a green jacket in the future after ending the 86th Masters on a high.
MacIntyre finished 12th on his debut last year to earn a return trip to Augusta National, but will have to qualify via another route for 2023 after a closing 69 left him just outside the top 20.
“I feel I can compete out here at some point and it’s just a matter of getting back here and doing it,” the left-hander from Oban said.
“I just need to get back here next year or whenever I get back here. You don’t want to miss this event. I know the golf course. I know what it can do in the wind. I know what I can do when it’s calm.
“I don’t want to miss one of these. When you play it once, you don’t want to miss it. This is the most special place I’ve ever been in my life. I’d say Oban is beautiful, but I’d say Augusta National beats it.
“It’s just perfect. You don’t get this in Britain, you don’t get this in Europe. I’ve been to a lot of courses around the world, but this is top of the list.”
MacIntyre has now made the cut in all eight of his major championship starts, including a tie for sixth in the 2019 Open on his major debut.