US Open: Robert MacIntyre targets PGA Tour card with spectacular exhibiting at Torrey Pines
|Dates: 17-20 June Venue: Torrey Pines, California|
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Robert MacIntyre takes on the world’s greatest on the US Open this week with one other profession milestone in his sights.
The Scot makes his sixth look in a significant at Torrey Pines, having made the minimize in his earlier 5 and marked his Masters debut in April with a tie for twelfth place.
One other spectacular exhibiting could possibly be sufficient to earn the 24-year-old a PGA Tour card for the primary time.
“It simply takes one good week,” he advised BBC Scotland.
“Not simply on world rating however my factors from the tournaments I’ve performed to date, I’ve put a very good dent in attempting to safe my full card.
“That is certainly one of my objectives, however there’s two methods in – both bat it out the park inside the 12 PGA occasions I’ve or you possibly can go to Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
“It is a by-product of excellent golf. If I play good golf then I am going to have that PGA Tour card locked down.”
‘I am extra anxious in regards to the soccer than golf’
MacIntyre has arrived in California in relaxed and assured temper for his third main on American soil in three months.
His exploits Stateside earlier within the yr – a dream debut at Augusta after drawing with Dustin Johnson en route the final 16 of the WGC World Matchplay – crammed him with perception that he belongs among the many elite.
Now, having completed forty ninth on the PGA Championship final month, the Scot is aiming greater whereas taking the most important expertise in his stride.
“It is actually as if I am coming to play Glencruitten, Loch Lomond or wherever on the planet. I simply attempt to deal with it the identical method,” he added.
“Making the minimize is the principle purpose however you are there attempting to win the event. For those who’re not having a very good week, it is harm limitation. I really feel like I’ve accomplished that properly and may handle my method round once I’m struggling.”
Whereas centered on the duty forward, MacIntyre may even be intently following occasions again residence as Scotland’s males’s soccer group return to the massive stage at Euro 2020 after a 23-year exile.
The US Open second spherical on Friday coincides with Scotland’s journey to face England at Wembley (20:00 BST).
“I am not anxious in regards to the golf – I am extra centered on the soccer!” stated MacIntyre, whose tee time is 15:18.
“Even when I am on the course I will be getting updates from Davie, my coach. I am going to be sure that he turns that information on for the scores. I am going to most likely hear it earlier than I ask him. Somebody shall be on the market supporting Scotland.”