Robert MacIntyre has been invited to the Wyndham Championship for the first time on the PGA Tour.


Robert MacIntyre has been invited to the Wyndham Championship for the first time on the PGA Tour.

The Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour has invited Robert MacIntyre to compete this week.

For the first time in his career, Scottish golfer Robert MacIntyre has been invited to a PGA Tour event after securing a spot at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina this week.

The 25-year-old has played on the PGA Tour 12 times this season, but all of them were earned through his world ranking rather than a Tour invitation, meaning he hasn’t been able to collect any FedEx Cup points or appear in the event’s rankings – until now.

As a consequence of his remarkable tie-15th place finish at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis last week, the Scot earned temporary Tour membership and an invitation to this week’s event at Sedgefield Country Club.

Because of his temporary membership, MacIntyre will be unable to compete in the FedEx play-offs events at the Northern Trust, BMW Championship, and Tour Championship later this month.

However, another strong showing at the Wyndham might help him gain a crucial Tour card for next season.

After demonstrating his skills on the greatest stage, the left-hander has proven to be one of golf’s emerging stars over the last two seasons, finishing tied-12th in his Masters debut at Augusta this year and tying for eighth in only his second Open Championship appearance this July.

His excellent 2021 major accomplishments included top-50 results in both the PGA Championship and the US Open, putting him second in this list of non-members after America’s Will Zalatoris.

“I’m enjoying my golf right now,” MacIntyre remarked following another great week at TPC Southwind.

I’m doing good, and all I have to do now is let it happen.

“I played solid enough all week,” he added. With the exception of one putt on the ninth, I putted well in the last round, but the golf has been terrific overall. I’ve been completely immersed in the game. I probably hit one terrible tee shot entire week and got punished for it, but I felt like I played really well otherwise.”

Another strong season from the Scot has earned him a spot on this year’s European Ryder Cup team, as Padraig Harrington leads his team to Whistling Straits to defend the trophy they won in Paris last year.

“Brinkwire Summary News,” by MacIntyre.


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