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If ever there was an example of the fine margins that operate in elite sport, it was Bob Macintyre’s missed cut at the 3M Open in Minnesota last weekend.
Having holed a putt the previous Friday to make the cut in the 149th Open, the Oban left-hander was faced with an almost identical scenario in the USA a week later.
This time his putt failed to drop and Bob missed only his second cut of the season and his first since the prestigious Players Championship in March.
With the Olympic Golf taking place in Tokyo this week, Bob has a week off to prepare for his next tournament, a World Golf Championship (WGC) event, the FedEx St Jude Invitational played in Memphis Tennessee starting on Thursday August 5.
With no cut at WGC events, Bob knows he will definitely have four rounds to help close in on a European team Ryder Cup spot.