Robert MacIntyre is hoping for a strong showing at the BMW PGA Championship in order to qualify for the Ryder Cup.
Robert MacIntyre is still aiming to qualify for the European Ryder Cup’s nine automatic slots.
Robert MacIntyre said that he still expects to make Europe’s Ryder Cup team without having to rely on a captain’s choice for next month’s event at Whistling Straits.
With only two weeks left in qualifying, MacIntyre has his sights set on the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in September, which is the penultimate event where players can gain qualifying points.
With just over three weeks till the event in Wisconsin, the Scot finds himself outside of the nine qualification spots. The world points standings account for five of Europe’s automatic slots, while the European points standings account for four, with MacIntyre aiming for the latter.
As a result, the 25-year-old understands that if he wants to sneak into an automatic spot at Wentworth, he’ll have to put in a near-perfect performance, which he intends to do.
“The Ryder Cup isn’t done; the dream is still alive,” he said. I’m only going to one event. There are other men who have been playing well in Europe over the previous few weeks, but I believe I can pass them all in one great finish at Wentworth, and that is the goal.”
If the left-hander from Oban is to qualify for the Ryder Cup, he will almost certainly have to win the event outright in Surrey. However, this does not seem to deter MacIntyre, who stated that his goal is to win every tournament he enters.
“I show up to every golf tournament with the intention of winning it,” he added. It won’t be any different at Wentworth; obviously, if I have a chance on Sunday, there will be a lot riding on it, but the way I play golf doesn’t alter. If I’m going to have a shot on Sunday, I’m going to have to let go of the reins.
“If I win Wentworth, I’ll be an automatic pick. That is almost certain. My golf game was excellent last week, and I almost missed the cut due to mental tiredness. The race has not yet begun. I have as good a chance as the rest of the others until Padraig tells us the team.”
The 25-year-old has moved his focus to events in the “Brinkwire Summary News” after two breakthrough years on the European Tour.