Robert MacIntyre (golfer)

Robert Duncan MacIntyre (born 3 August 1996) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Robert MacIntyre
Personal information
Full nameRobert Duncan MacIntyre
Born (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 23)
Oban, Scotland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality Scotland
Career
CollegeMcNeese State University
Turned professional2017
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins1
Highest ranking63 (22 December 2019)[1]
(as of 5 July 2020)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT6: 2019
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
2019

Amateur careerEdit

MacIntyre had a successful amateur career. In 2013 he won both the Scottish Youths Championship and the Scottish Boys Open Stroke-Play Championship.[2] He won the Scottish Amateur in 2015 and in 2016 he lost 2&1 to Scott Gregory in the final of the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.[3][4] MacIntyre represented Scotland in the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy and played in the 2017 Walker Cup.[2] He attended McNeese State University from 2014 to 2015.[5][6]

Professional careerEdit

MacIntyre turned professional in late 2017.[4] In October, he played his first two events as a professional, on the MENA Golf Tour, finishing tied for third place in the Jordan's Ayla Golf Championship and then winning the Sahara Kuwait Championship.[2]

In November 2017, MacIntyre made the final stage of the European Tour Q-school. He finished tied for 37th place to secure a 2018 Challenge Tour card.[2] In August 2018, he lost to Kim Koivu in a playoff for the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge and then had an exceptional end to the season. He finished tied for fourth in the Monaghan Irish Challenge, lost a playoff to Víctor Perez in the Foshan Open and tied for 6th in the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final. His good finish to the season lifted him to 12th in the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, to earn a place on the European Tour for 2019.

MacIntyre was a joint runner-up in the 2019 Betfred British Masters, helped by an eagle-birdie finish.[7] Two weeks later he was runner-up in the Made in Denmark tournament, a stroke behind Bernd Wiesberger.[8] In July 2019, MacIntyre made his Open Championship debut at Royal Portrush, finishing in a tie for sixth.[9] On 14 October, MacIntyre became the leading Scot on the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time after finishing in a tie for fourth at the Italian Open.[10] MacIntyre finished the season as the leading rookie on the Race to Dubai rankings (11th place) which earned him the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award.[11]

ShintyEdit

MacIntyre played shinty as a teenager for Oban Camanachd.[3]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2011 SGU Junior Tour Event 2
  • 2013 Scottish Youths Stroke Play, Scottish Boys Open Stroke Play
  • 2014 Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters
  • 2015 Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Scottish Amateur, Wyoming Cowboy Classic (tied)
  • 2016 Scottish Champion of Champions

Source:[12]

Professional wins (1)Edit

MENA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 18 Oct 2017 Sahara Kuwait Championship −14 (65-66-65=196) 2 strokes   Luke Joy

Playoff recordEdit

Challenge Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2018 Vierumäki Finnish Challenge   Kim Koivu Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2018 Foshan Open   Victor Perez Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T6
  Top 10
  Did not play

"T" = tied

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2019 2020
Championship T42
Match Play NT1
Invitational
Champions T17

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 51 2019 Ending 22 Dec 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Robert MacIntyre". Bounce Sports. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Robert MacIntyre: The golfer who attributes his success to shinty". BBC Sport. 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "MacIntyre Joins Pro Ranks". Scottish Golf. 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ "McNeese State - Bob MacIntyre - 2015-16 Men's Golf - McNeese State University". mcneesesports.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Robert MacIntyre quits US scholarship after fall-out with coach". The Scotsman. 14 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Cool Kinhult Clinches Dramatic British Masters Victory". European Tour. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Robert MacIntyre finishes second at Made In Denmark". BBC Sport. 26 May 2019.
  9. ^ McEwan, Michael (21 July 2019). "Robert MacIntyre: This is a dream come true". bunkered. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  10. ^ McEwan, Michael (14 October 2019). "How Robert MacIntyre is closing in on Scottish golf history". bunkered. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  11. ^ "MacIntyre takes rookie glory in Dubai". European Tour. 24 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Robert MacIntyre". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

External linksEdit