Bob MacIntyre: Massive blow for Scot's Ryder Cup hopes

Bob Mac Intyre

Bob MacIntyre's hopes of playing in this year's Ryder Cup are dangling by a thread after the Scot missed the cut in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Requiring a runner-up finish and other results to go his way in order to force his way into the remaining automatic spots for the European team, the 25-year-old left himself with a mountain to climb after opening with a two-over 74.

A three-under 69 repaired some of the damage done on day one but left him one shot outside of the cut.

• How is Tiger? Stricker provides update...

• Reed appears to be unhappy at Ryder Cup snub

With no chance of qualifying automatically, MacIntyre is now relying on captain Padraig Harrington giving him one of his three wild cards if he is to feature at Whistling Straits later this month.

That, though, seems like an extremely remote possibility.

Harrington is believed to have assured Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter of picks earlier in the summer, leaving only one spot.

Former world No.1 Justin Rose, a veteran of five Ryder Cup matches, is favourite for that - again, assuming he doesn't qualify automatically - with 2019 Open champ Shane Lowry, Austria's Bernd Wiesberger and Dundee-based Frenchman Victor Perez also in the mix.

• US Ryder Cup team completed with wild cards

• QUIZ: Name Mickelson's Ryder Cup teammates

In the event that MacIntyre, as expected, does not receive a pick, it would be the third straight Ryder Cup in which a Scot has failed to make the European side.

In the 40 matches, comprising the first official contest in 1927 up to and including the 2014 edition at Gleneagles, there was only one occasion (2008) in which a Scot didn't feature.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
4 IRON TIPS IN UNDER 3 MINUTES
Andrew Jowett
play button
BUDDIES TRIP | Does Adare Manor live up to the hype?
Adare Manor
play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
Titleist
play button
FINDING THE PERFECT IRON | Callaway Apex custom fitting
Callaway
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup: Harry Potter star collapses on course during Celebrity Match
Ryder Cup: Brandel Chamblee takes swipe at "worst ball-striker" Ian Poulter
Ryder Cup: Rahm and Garcia to lead Europe's defence
Brooks Koepka dishes on Bryson, his fitness and *those* Ryder Cup remarks
Ryder Cup: What happens if a player tests positive for COVID?

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Hold your finish for more compression
Watch
play button
Keep your left arm straight
Watch
play button
The correct set up is crucial
Watch
play button
Don’t let the hands flip over at impact
Watch
See all videos right arrow