Bob’s US Tour bid suffers another blow

Bob MacIntyre. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

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Robert Macintyre’s bid to earn his USPGA tour card looks to be over after he missed the cut for the second week running at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.

Playing in the second leg of the three tournament finals, the Oban star knew that gaining a place in the top 25 – which would earn him a coveted tour card – meant a high finish was required in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus,  Ohio.

Things looked promising after an opening round 68 saw him well-placed to mount a challenge over the weekend. However, three bogeys in a row to close out his front nine on Friday meant his chances of making the cut were hanging by a thread.

Bob then showed all his battling qualities with two birdies on the back nine getting him back on track before a disappointing bogey on his 16th hole left him short of the cut line for the second week in a row.

With Bob’s name conspicuous by its absence from the entry list for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship – the third and final leg of the qualifiers – it looks like Bob will be returning home to get prepared for the BMW Championship at Wentworth starting on September 9.

With his form going cold at just the wrong time, a Ryder Cup Captain’s pick looks increasingly unlikely and it may be only a spectacular performance at Wentworth will be enough to make the team.