Who is Robert Macintyre? Stephen Robert Macintyre is a competitive golfer from Scotland who plays on the European Tour. At the moment, he is ranked 55th in the world, and he has won two European tours. He is also in the running for the Ryder Cup team in 2023.
Early Life and Amateur Career
He was born in Oban, Scotland, on August 3, 1996. He began playing golf when he was three years old and got better at it at Glencruitten Golf Club. He also played shinty, a traditional Scottish sport, for the Oban Camanachd club in his downtown.
Macintyre did well as an amateur golfer. In 2013, he won the Scottish Youths Championship and the Scottish Boys Open Stroke-Play Championship.
In 2015, he won the Scottish Amateur. He also made it to the final of the 2016 Amateur Championship but lost to Scott Gregory. In 2016 and 2017, he played for Scotland in the Eisenhower Trophy and the Walker Cup.
From 2014 to 2015, he went to McNeese State University in Louisiana. There, he was the South Conference student of the year and the team’s top scorer.
When Macintyre turned pro in late 2017, he made an instant impact on the MENA Golf Tour, where he won his second event and finished third in his first. After that, he made it onto the 2018 Challenge Tour and won four tournaments. This earned him a spot on the 2019 European Tour.
Macintyre had a great first season on the European Tour. He consistently did well and finished second in the British Masters and the Made in Denmark. In his first major, the Open Championship, he came in sixth.
He also got angry with Kyle Stanley after the American hit Macintyre’s caddie’s mother with a missed shot and didn’t say sorry. Macintyre won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award because he was the Race to Dubai rookie with the most points at the end of the season.
This was Macintyre’s first European Tour win. He beat Masahiro Kawamura by one shot at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown in 2020. He also made the cut in all three majors he played. In the Masters, he came in 12th, in the PGA Championship, he was 49th, and in the U.S. Open, he was 35th.
When Macintyre beat Bernd Wiesberger in a playoff at the Omega European Masters in 2021, it was his second European Tour win.
He also came in eighth place at the WGC-Workday Championship and twelfth place at the Players Championship, which gave him enough points to become a special temporary member of the PGA Tour. He is still in the running for a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, which will be named in September.
There is a nurse named Heather Stirling who lives with Macintyre in Oban. His family is very important to him. After coming in second place at the British Masters, he got his mother Carol a new kitchen. He likes to play snooker and table tennis and cheers for Celtic FC.
His swing teacher is David Burns, and he met his caddie, Mikey Thompson, at McNeese State University. Adidas, TaylorMade, Loch Lomond Whiskies, and Aberdeen Standard Investments all give him money.
He uses a TaylorMade SIM2 driver, a TaylorMade SIM2 Max 3-wood, a TaylorMade SIM2 Max 5-wood, TaylorMade P750 irons (4-PW), TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedges (50, 54, and 58 degrees), and a TaylorMade Spider X Copper putter. The ball he uses is a TaylorMade TP5x.
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Stephen Robert Macintyre is a competitive golfer from Scotland, currently ranked 55th in the world. Born in Oban, he began playing at three and has won several championships as an amateur.
Macintyre turned professional in 2017, making a significant impact on the MENA Golf Tour and the 2019 European Tour. He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award and has won two European Tours. Macintyre is in the running for the European Ryder Cup team in 2023.