MacIntyre Confirms Victorious Ryder Cup Winning Pyjamas Heading Home To Oban

No offence to Bob MacIntyre but it was of the one of the great snaps in the lead-up to the 44th Ryder Cup week and that was the photograph taken of the champion Scot in his hotel room decked-out in European Ryder Cup theme pyjamas.

MacIntyre, who went on to be undefeated in three matches, is shown wearning hais night attire that come down over his kneecaps while brushing his teeth.

The Tweet posted early last week has now generated one million views.

It prompted the question to MacIntyre ahead of this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship if the now infamous pyjamas were in his return luggage to Scotland.

“Yes, thy are in a different bag that has not arrived,” he said smiling.

“Everthing is being shipped home, so I’ll see them in a few weeks, I’m sure”.

One thing is sure and that’s the worth of MacIntyre to Luke Donald’s victorious side.  Yes, there was some reservations if MacIntyre was up for the Roman quest but the Scot certainly proved his worth, teaming with Justin Rose to secure a win and a half point, and then cut reigning US Open champion, Wydnham Clark down to size in the last Singles match.

“The unbeaten record is great, but we spoke about it in the team room at the start of the week. I really couldn’t care whether I got zero points or five points in five games,” said MacIntyre.

“It was all about winning the Ryder Cup. How we done that, it didn’t matter, as long as we won the Ryder Cup back.

“We managed to do that. Obviously getting 2 1/2 out of three was great and with a great partner and great team around me. But for me, the highlight was just getting into that team room with the Ryder Cup trophy, when it was just 13 of us in there in the one room, no cameras, no nothing, and we just had a bit of time together and kind of embraced everyone and realised what we had achieved.

“I think that will probably be the memory that’s with me forever, having all the guys around you, the full team, and Luke, the captain, it was a dream come true and it’s something that I’ll never, ever forget”.

Next up for MacIntyre is a third DP World Tour victory at this week’s Dunhill Links followed by ending the year among the top-50 on the World Rankings (currently ranked 55th) to secure an invitation back to The Masters.  There’s also thoughts in moving full-time to the PGA Tour card having secured near full status with his second place finish behind Rory McIlroy at this year’s Genesis Scottish Open.

“Yeah, for me, the main goal is Top-50 in the world by Christmas”, he said.  “That’s pretty much my only goal now. And it’s very much achievable. It’s very close. I just need to set my own points to achieve that.

“This week is about trying to win the Dunhill Links. It’s business as usual as me when I come to a golf tournament. I know my golf has been up-and-down for the last wee while but there’s been a lot of stress going on in the background with the Ryder Cup and getting on that team.

“But now I feel like I can just cruise around and play aggressive golf”.


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