Dream draw for Oban’s Bob MacIntyre

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It is a dream come true for Oban golfer Bob MacIntyre who is set to play alongside Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler this week when he makes his debut in the opening two rounds of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

Speaking at his press conference at The Renaissance Club today (Tuesday July 9) as it emerged he’d be playing with world No 4 McIlroy and 14th-ranked Fowler, he admitted this will be the most exciting opportunity so far in his career.

‘Well, you’ve got to be thrown in at the deep end at some point, I suppose, and it’s another spec in the learning experience for me,’ he said.

‘In my first year, I’ve had quite a few already and this is going to be another one. To be out with them in your first Scottish Open is pretty special.’

The trio are out at 1.40pm in Thursday’s opening round before teeing off at 8.40am the following day.