Bob’s woes continue at the home of golf

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Robert Macintyre’s late season troubles continued at the weekend with another missed cut, this time on home soil at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St Andrews.

The unique format of the competition meant players played Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course on the first three days before hopefully making the cut to play the final round on Sunday.

It started promisingly for Bob at Carnoustie on Thursday where he shot a fine three under par total of 69 at arguably the toughest of the three courses. However, any hopes of getting into contention disappeared at Kingsbarns on Thursday with an ugly 77 including a triple bogey eight at his third hole.

The Oban star deserves huge credit for battling hard to make the cut on Saturday at the home of golf and at one point, mid-way through his back nine, was only one birdie away from making it. A late bogey, however, derailed his charge and he finished with a 70 to leave him two shots adrift.

Next up for Bob is the Estrella Damm Andalucia Masters on October 14 and hopefully a return to his earlier form and a move back up the world rankings.