In shinty or in golf, Robert MacIntyre shows plenty of fight

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Robert MacIntyre of Scotland makes his debut in the Masters this week. He began to make a name for himself in these parts for the gritty match he halved with Dustin Johnson and his clutch drive of 371 yards to 3 feet in the Match Play. MacIntyre attributes his fighting spirit to the Scottish sport of shinty. He jokingly described it as a mix of field hockey and legalized violence. MacIntyre went back to shinty two years ago during his rookie season on the European Tour and it renewed his purpose in golf. His next destination is Augusta National.