Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre is hopeful he’ll be playing at The Masters for the first time in April.
MacIntyre, 24, is in currently in the States, preparing to compete at a number of tournaments, starting at the Concession club in Florida on Thursday.
He’s currently ranked at 43 and if he remains in the world’s top 50, he’ll secure a place at Augusta for the first major of the year.
MacIntyre, from Oban, is also the highest-ranked left-handed player in the world, ahead of Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson
He said: “I’ve tugged with The Masters for probably a year now since the pandemic started. I was getting close, really close, then obviously when everything kicked off I dropped down the rankings.
“But I knew as long as I put in the work, then these things are possible. As long as I put in the hard grinds, then I don’t see why it’s not going to happen.
“I’ve never been in Georgia, never mind being at Augusta. Hopefully I get there, there’s still a lot of work to do, but if the time comes, we’ll take it all in.
“It’ll be a bit of a shock, but we’ll [him and his caddie] take it all in and make sure to enjoy it.
“It [getting in the top 50] is something I’ve been looking at for the last year. It’s where I want to be for as long as I can. It just gives you so many opportunities to do something in the game of golf.”