Disappointment for Bob in Carolina

Bob MacIntyre. Photograph: Kevin McGlynn.

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Robert MacIntyre’s run of tournaments in America came to a disappointing end on Sunday when successive rounds of 71 over the weekend left him in a tie for 65th at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

The result sees the Oban left-hander drop two places in the world rankings to 51st.

Bob will take some comfort from the battling qualities he showed on Friday afternoon when, looking like he would comfortably miss the cut, he produced a sparkling finish to birdie three of his final five holes to qualify on the cut line at -3.

With a tightly packed field going into the weekend, a couple of good scores would have rocketed Bob up the leaderboard, but it wasn’t to be and his weekend woes left him 14 shots behind winner Kevin Kisner, who triumphed in a six-man playoff.

Bob now has a week off before returning to action in the Omega European Masters at the Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland on Thursday August 26.

After that there are only two more Ryder Cup qualifying tournaments before the final team is announced. No-one will know better than Bob that a big finish is required to secure that coveted place on the team.