Robert MacIntyre Exclusive: Pursuing the PGA Tour Dream, Missing The Ryder Cup and Major Goals for 2022 | Golf news

In a lengthy interview with Sky Sports News, MacIntyre reflects on his ups and downs in 2021, his main ambitions for the year ahead, and why he believes he can make his Ryder Cup debut for Team Europe in 2023.

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Robert MacIntyre sits down with Sky Sports News to reflect on the ups and downs of his 2021 season, including a “special week” at the Masters and missing a PGA Tour card, and discusses his goals for next season.

Robert MacIntyre sits down with Sky Sports News to reflect on the ups and downs of his 2021 season, including a “special week” at the Masters and missing a PGA Tour card, and discusses his goals for next season.

Robert MacIntyre considers his 2021 season a success and insists he doesn’t regret the decision to chase a PGA Tour card instead of trying to qualify for the European Ryder Cup squad.

MacIntyre finished a career-high ninth in the European Tour season standings, although he failed to register a campaign victory, with a fourth tie at the DP World Tour Championship, one of five top 10 worldwide in the last 12 months.

The Scotsman was in a good position to make his Ryder Cup debut after an eighth tie at the Open in July, only for MacIntyre to choose to chase a PGA Tour card over the summer instead of staying in. Europe to try to gain vital qualifying points.

Robert MacIntyre ends the year as world number 55

Robert MacIntyre ends the year as world number 55

MacIntyre failed in his pursuit of PGA Tour green fees via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, missing the cup in both events, the 25-year-old’s Ryder Cup hopes then ended in another early exit to the BMW. PGA Championship – the final qualifying event.

“I decided to try what was best for my own career and that was to play the Korn Ferry Tour finals,” said MacIntyre. Sky Sports News. “I didn’t have the best of two weeks there.

“You know what, looking back, if I had another chance to do it this year or next year, would I do the same?” Absoutely. Golf is an individual sport 99.9% of the time and everyone’s goal is to achieve a PGA Tour. map and face the players of the world.

“I did my best and fell right next to it, but we’ll have another chance. It was disappointing not to be there [the Ryder Cup], but at the end of the day I didn’t play well enough when I had to. “

Robert MacIntyre won his only DP World Tour title at the Cyprus Showdown in November 2020

Robert MacIntyre won his only DP World Tour title at the Cyprus Showdown in November 2020

MacIntyre has dropped out of the world top 50 but has already confirmed his place in all of the major tournaments for next year and has big ambitions, wanting to fight for one of golf’s biggest prizes and already considering the prospect of scoring. qualify for the European Ryder Cup 2023 Team.

“I set my expectations very high,” MacIntyre added. “I’m a dreamer so you’re always going to set high goals for yourself. I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t win [in 2021], but I still had great performances in the majors and was able to do all of them again next year.

“Over the past two years, I would say my performance has been the best when I’m out of my comfort zone at major tournaments and big events, where everyone wants to play golf. When you’re in a position. where you are competing in them, then you want to take it and grab it with both hands.

“I want to participate in one of them, like having a real chance to get into the last nine on a Sunday. If I can do that then it’s a big step for my career. I had a chance this year at The Open with six holes to go and I probably tried to push too hard and it didn’t work in my opinion. “

“Sometimes I don’t tell people what my goals are, but I set them as high as I can, so if you miss them it’s still going to be a good season. One of my main goals now is to d ‘to be in this [Ryder Cup] team for Italy [in 2023]

“There might be a new group of guys on this team in two years. I have to keep doing what I’m doing and keep trusting those around me, then in two years, if I keep doing them right. things, then it will happen. “