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Who is Robert MacIntyre?

He’s a shinty-playing Scotsman, but who is Robert MacIntyre? Check out our player profile on the Scot here…

 

Robert MacIntyre is the leading Scotsman in the game of golf, with the left-hander being a multiple winner on the DP World Tour.

After winning in what was just his second professional event, claiming the title at the Sahara Kuwait Championship, MacIntyre progressed to the European Challenge Tour, and then the DP World Tour for the 2019 season. He had two runners-up finishes that year, along with finishing T6 at the Open Championship, in his first major appearance.

MacIntyre claimed a maiden DP World Tour victory in 2020, winning the unique Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown. Two years later, the Scot won again, taking victory at the DS Automobiles Italian Open at Marco Simone. After making the move to the PGA Tour, he was victorious at the RBC Canadian Open in 2024, with his father on the bag for him that week.

In 2023, MacIntyre featured at the Ryder Cup at the same venue of his Italian Open victory. It was his first time playing for Team Europe in the competition, and he became the first Scot to play in the biennial team event since Stephen Gallacher played at Gleneagles nine years prior.

Robert MacIntyre | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Robert Duncan MacIntyre
Born: August 3, 1996
Nationality: Scotland
Residence: Oban, Scotland

Career

College: McNeese State University
Turned Pro: 2017
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 42 – March 7, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T12 (2021)
PGA Championship – T8 (2024)
– US Open – T35 (2021)
– Open Championship – T6 (2019)

Professional Wins – 4

2017 (1) – Sahara Kuwait Championship
2020 (1) – Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown
2022 (1) – DS Automobiles Italian Open
2024 (1) – RBC Canadian Open

Achievements and Awards

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year – 2019
European Tour Graduate of the Year – 2019

Robert MacIntyre | What’s In His Bag?

The Scot plays a mixture of TaylorMade and Titleist clubs, with a TSi3 driver and Vokey Design wedges from the latter. Stealth Plus fairway woods, Stealth 2 rescue and P7MC irons, along with a TP5x ball come from TaylorMade. MacIntyre wears Nike apparel and shoes.

You can see our full piece on what’s in the bag for Robert MacIntyre here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Robert MacIntyre

When and where was Robert MacIntyre born?

Robert MacIntyre was born on August 3, 1996 in Oban, Scotland. He played golf from a young age, thanks to his father working as a greenkeeper at nearby Glencruitten Golf Club. MacIntyre started to pursue a career in the sport at 16.

When did Robert MacIntyre turn professional?

MacIntyre turned professional in 2017, and started out on the MENA Golf Tour. He finished in a tie for 3rd place in his first outing, before winning his second event as a professional, taking victory at the Sahara Kuwait Championship. 

How many DP World Tour titles has Robert MacIntyre won?

As of September 2023, MacIntyre has won twice on the DP World Tour. His maiden DPWT win came at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in 2020. The tournament featured a unique scoring system in which scores were wiped ahead of the final round. A Sunday 64 saw him take the title. Two years later, the Scot was victorious at the DS Automobiles Italian Open at Marco Simone.

Did you Know?

Golfing Roots

MacIntyre’s father is a greenkeeper at Glencruitten Golf Club in Oban, Scotland. MacIntyre learnt his golf there, and admits that he would not want to move from the town.

“I live on the golf course with my parents, they’re still there. It’s so relaxed, it’s actually too relaxed, but I wouldn’t move from there. It’s too comfortable in Oban, it’s just the lifestyle. It’s a great place to be brought up and live. For now, my heart’s set in Oban”

Winning With Dad

Talking of Dougie, MacIntyre’s old man saved the day at the RBC Canadian Open in 2024. MacIntyre phoned home on the Saturday evening before the tournament, in need of a looper. Father Dougie got the next flight to Canada on Sunday morning, and incredibly, the pair would go on to win the tournament, giving MacIntyre his first PGA Tour victory.

Shinty Swings

During his teenage years, MacIntyre played for Oman Camanachd, and attributes playing shinty as a key help for his golf swing: “The hand-eye coordination in my golf has come from my shinty. I’ve been hitting a shinty ball since I could walk. It was just instinctive and the majority of my golf game is like that. Tee to green you’ve got to hit it good, and shinty encourages the motion of a golf swing.”

Course Record On First Professional Outing

In his first professional tournament, the Jordan’s Ayla Golf Championship on the MENA Tour, MacIntyre shot a course record in the third round, showing off the qualities he had from the beginning of his career.

Other Robert MacIntyre Articles

Bob MacIntyre ‘wasn’t ready or excited to play golf’ before breakthrough victory in Canada

‘My parents will be mortgage-free now’: Bob MacIntyre knows what matters after Canadian Open win

Robert MacIntyre reveals all about ‘lonely’ and ‘unfamiliar’ PGA Tour life

Robert MacIntyre takes no prisoners with hilarious caddie bib…

Robert MacIntyre will make Ryder Cup debut in Rome

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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