PGA Tour Rookie Robert MacIntyre Looks Forward To Topo Chico Sparkling Water, Caramel M&Ms and WM Phoenix Open

Rookie PGA Tour Scot Robert MacIntyre revealed he looks forward Topo Chico Sparkling Water, caramel M&Ms and contesting the WM Phoenix Open after earning full 2024 PGA Tour status.

MacIntyre, 32, arrived in Dubai earlier last week lying eighth on a never-before DP World Tour special PGA Tour card ranking list, and just needing to be among the top-10, not already exempt, to earn his playing card Stateside.

The Oban-born lefty achieved that feat by securing seventh spot despite the disappointment of a closing 71 that saw him end the event just inside the leading 20 at the DP World Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Resort.

MacIntyre had been tossing around the decision among his family and management team, and announcing just ahead of Dubai that he made the choice to crosss ‘The Pond’ and base himelf in Orlando, and while a third Tour win was uppermost in MacIntyre’s mind, he’s delighted knowing he’s now the latest Scot with both DP World and PGA Tour status.

He said: “I’m delighted to get the PGA Tour card under my belt.  It’s been something that I have been working towards since it all came together.

“I’ve got two back-to-back events from this coming week down in Australia, so I’m looking forward to getting going in the States.

“The goal will then be to get my feet secured in the top-50”.

While being no stranger to the PGA Tour MacIntyre was quizzed what is the single most thing he’s looking forward to about living in America, and then breaking out in laughter in saying: “The top food item is the Topo Chico Sparkling Water or the Caramel M&Ms … out of the fridge”.

And the most favoured ‘regular’ event he’s keen to contest is probably the roudiest and the biggest drinking on all the Tour – the WM Phoenix Open in Arizona.

MacIntyre said: “I’d have to say the Waste Management event in Phoenix. It’s a bit of carnage along with a really good event.”

However, before venturing Stateside early in New Year, MacIntyre was heading post his round to Dubai Airport, staring at 14-hour, 7,500-mile flight to Brisbane, Australia ahead of Thursday’s start to the c-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship and next week’s Australian Open in Sydney.

Joining him on the flight ‘down under’ are fellow Scot’s Connor Syme, Grant Forrest and Calum Hill, as well as Poland’s Adrian Meronk who finished top among those earning a PGA Tour card.

Danish twin sensation Nicolai Hojgaard is doubly celebrating in capturing the DP World Tour Championship, a third Tour win and also with the 22-year-old earning his PGA Tour though twin Rasmus missing out by one place.

Nicolai looked to have more let slip victory in Dubai when he three-putted the 72nd hole when he let slip a sixth birdie in succession in taking par for a round of 64 and a clubhouse lead by one at 23-under.

Former Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood was just one shot back having birdied 15 but only for the Englishman to bogey 17 and not par the last in his 38 to end two shots back on 21-under.

Hogjaard said: “To win is Absolutely amazing.

“I didn’t really think about what kind of tournament or what size or anything else. All week we focused, and to be sitting here now — we talked about it early this year and this week, as well, really wanted to get a win.

“And to do that, we needed to put in a lot of work, and we put in a lot of work this year.

“I’m so proud of my team and everyone involved that did put in the work and I couldn’t wish for better people to have around me. It feels amazing, closing out in style with family and friends”.

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