McIntyre Into All Four 2022 Majors As Forrest Ends Winning Season Draining 40-Foot Birdie At DP World

Top-Scot Robert MacIntyre is now confirmed for three of the four 2022 majors following the close of the European Tour’s ‘Race to Dubai’ season.

MacIntye’s ended his third year in the pro ranks ninth on the Tour’s money-list and good enough to secure a US Open Championship tee-time while he was already into next April’s Masters by virtue of his T12th finish earlier this year, and will tee-up in the 150th Open at the Home of Golf by sharing eighth in July at Royal St. George’s.

The Oban lefty should also make it 2022 PGA Championship by being inside the top-100 meaning he’ll be into all four majors for a second year running.

MacIntyre, however, was not hanging about after a disappointing final round 71 and despite sharing fourth place at 13-under par in the DP World Tour Championship he was intent of making a bee-line straight to the clubhouse following his round.

Robert MacIntyre ends his third full season on the European Tour finishing a career high of ninth on the Race to Dubai

His last day stalled early on with just two birdies in 11 holes ahead of dropping three shots in two holes, a double-bogey on 12 and a bogey at 13, and then finishing birdie, birdie, bogey and birdie.

Craigielaw’s Grant Forrest was in a very approachable mood despite falling six Race to Dubai places outside of the top-30 on the money-list that would have qualified him also for a 2022 automatic Open Championship tee time.

Forrest wrapped-up his year brilliantly holing a 40-footer birdie bomb with a best of the week, five-under par 67 for his share of 16th place at nine-under par.

It handed the 28-year-old a season finish of 36th on the Race to Dubai and a best in three full seasons on Tour having progressed each year from 94th at the end of 2019 and 72nd a year ago.  Though if there was a disappointment for Forrest, it was falling short by six Race to Dubai places in securing and automatic tee-time into next July’s Open.

He said: “It was a great way to finish and that was my longest birdie putt all week.

“I’m now just looking forward to a break.   It would have been nice to secure an Open Championship spot for next year but I can’t complain as it’s been a positive season in winning for the first time and the goal of getting myself here this week, and then to finish off my season with a nice last round like that”.

And Calum Hill, who withdrew after the opening due to lingering effects of a mosquito bite on his backside, dropped seven places on the Race to Dubai to also fail also to secure an automatic Open Championship tee-time in ending his year 32nd on the money list.


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