Who is Robert MacIntyre? Know all about the Scottish professional golfer

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Robert MacIntyre is a Scottish professional golfer, who currently plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. MacIntyre made his debut on the European Tour in 2019, and played his first full season on the PGA Tour in 2024.

Robert MacIntyre was born on 3 August 1996 in Oban, Scotland. He did not begin his career as a golfer but instead played shinty, a popular Scottish sport, during his teenage years. It was only at the age of 26 that the Scot decided that he wanted to make a career in golf.

Speaking about how playing Shinty has had an impact on his golfing skills, Robert MacIntyre said (via Golf Monthly):

"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."

At the age of 17, MacIntyre went on to win the Scottish Youths Championship as an amateur golfer. Two years later, he went on to win the Scottish Amateur. He has played in the Walker Cup and the Eisenhower Trophy. He attended McNeese State University for two years, after which he decided to turn pro.

Robert MacIntyre's career on the PGA Tour and the European Tour

Robert MacIntyre began his pro golf journey by securing a spot on the MENA Golf Tour in 2017. The very next year, he found himself playing on the Challenge Tour after making it through the European Tour Q-School.

It was in 2019 that MacIntyre played his first full season on the European Tour, earning his Tour card through the Order of Merit on the Challenge Tour. On the European Tour, MacIntyre has won twice - the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown and the 2022 DS Automobiles Italian Open.

He won the DS Automobiles Italian Open after a playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick. In 2023, MacIntyre finished in the top 15 of the DP World Tour rankings, which led him to earn his PGA Tour card. In 2024, MacIntyre began his very first full season on the PGA Tour.

Robert MacIntyre was also a part of the European team for the 2023 Ryder Cup, which took place the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. The European Team took victory at the event, and MacIntyre himself won two matches and tied one match.

His best finish of 2024 so far has come at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, where he finished T6. However, his best ever finish on the PGA Tour came at the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open, where he finished second, only to Rory McIlroy.

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