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Robert MacIntyre: Player Profile

 

Who is Robert MacIntyre?

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 secured his biggest title to date, winning the DS Automobiles Italian Open at Marco Simone.

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 | An Overview

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: 3
Highest World Ranking: 42 – March 7, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T12 (2021)
PGA Championship – T49 (2021)
US Open – T35 (2021)
– Open Championship – T6 (2019)

Professional Wins – 3

2017 (1) – Sahara Kuwait Championship
2020 (1) – Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown
2022 (1) – DS Automobiles Italian 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?

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8°; Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15°; Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 80 TX shaft)
Hybrids: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Rescue (19°; Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P7MC (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (50-08F, 56-10S; True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100 shafts), Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60-T; Dynamic Gold Onyx S400 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T5.5 Proto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Clothing: Nike
Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3

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”

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.

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