MacIntye Produces A Valhalla Scoring Feast Thanks To Mum’s Cooking

You can take Robert MacIntyre out of Oban but you’ll never take Oban out the champion Scottish golfer.

On the first day of his fifth straight PGA Championship MacIntyre also showed the worth of having his dear mother present in Louisville, Kentucky with the 27-year-old producing a bogey-free five-under 66 to be tied with former Valhalla PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy on the opening day of the 106th PGA Championship.

MacIntyre took to the host course alongside double major-winning John Daly producing three outward and two inward half birdies in a best opening round showing by the left-handed Scot in his now 14th appearance in the majors.

It was GolfbyTourMiss who exclusively reported some weeks ago MacIntyre returning home in not qualifying for The Masters was a key factor in him re-energising his game after struggling with life on the PGA Tour.

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However, since returning to the US the young Scot is a different player and beginning to show the qualities in the game that earned him an automatic place in Luke Donald’s 2023 victorious Ryder Cup side.

“To be honest, I think it was spending some time back at home in Scotland,” said MacIntyre.

“It’s no secret I’ve been living in America. It’s been tough. It’s not like Oban. When I go back home, it’s a lot of friends and family you get to spend time with – everyone that’s close to me and really cares for me.

“When I’m in America, it’s just me, my girlfriend, and we’re trying to live as good a life as we can. But it’s difficult when we’re both so close to family and friends.

“I got three weeks at home there and hardly touched the golf clubs, done some stupid stuff and just enjoyed myself.”

MacIntyre has brought a little touch of home with him to Kentucky for this week’s tournament after his mother flew out to join his team.

“She’s cooking and cleaning for my whole team – I’m having too many cakes and desserts this week,” he said.

“But we’re having a good time. When I can be around friends, family, people closest to me, people that actually care about me, they speak to me as Bob the human rather than Bob the golfer.

“I think that’s when I’m at my happiest, when I’m not talking about golf, golf, golf. Life is actually more important than what I’m doing out here.”

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