Home rest before Robert returns to Euro vision

Bob MacIntyre. Photograph: Kevin McGlynn.

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Following his hectic, but successful, two-month trip to the States, Bob MacIntyre will self-isolate and relax at home for a few weeks before launching himself back onto the European circuit.

Bob signed off from his American road trip in South Carolina on Sunday where, following a solid start, he finished tied 59th (+1) in the RBS Heritage tournament at Hilton Head.

His seven-week adventure on the PGA Tour, however, has seen the Oban left-hander cement himself amongst the world’s top-50 and put himself and the town on the international stage.

Following a couple of weeks rest at home, the 24-year-old will turn his focus back to the European Tour with an appearance at the Tenerife Open scheduled for April 29 to May 2.

His schedule will still include trips to the States where he will be playing in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, May 20 to May 23, and the US Open at Torrey Pines, June 17 to June 20. The final Major of the year will be the British Open Championship at Royal St George’s from July 11 to July 18).

A place on Padraig Harrington’s 2021 Ryder Cup team is also a possibility but not one  Bob is looking at too closely at the moment.

‘Until I am inside one of the automatic spots, I am not in the team,’ he said.

‘I’m in no rush. For me, it’s all about moving up gradually. I am moving at the right pace and my golf is improving at my pace.’