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Oban’s Bob MacIntyre made the cut in yet another major – that’s now six out of six – with a solid if unspectacular performance in the US Open at Torrey Pines.
MacIntyre, the 2019 European Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’, closed with a two-over 73 to finish the week on five-over and a tie for 35th place.
Afterwards, he admitted to being pleased to have played all four rounds, if a little frustrated at not having troubled the leaders at any point.
Bob said: ‘I don’t know whether I love or hate the golf tournament. It tests your patience. I struggled with that a little bit but I feel I’ve played decent overall.’
Next up for Bob is a week off before he starts another busy period of golf, with the Irish Open at Mount Juliet, followed by the Scottish Open at The Renaissance and The Open at Royal St George’s.
The Glencruitten left hander finished in a tie for sixth the last time the Claret Jug was contested at Royal Portrush in 2019. Given all that has happened since then, it’s not at all unreasonable to suggest he could contend in Kent. For that to happen, he knows exactly what he needs to do.