Dream Saturday looms for Scots duo in Abu Dhabi

Forrest Mac Intyre

It's been quite a week for Robert MacIntyre and Grant Forrest - and it's shaping up to get a whole lot better.

The duo, two of the four Scots to have earned European Tour cards for this season off the 2018 Challenge Tour rankings, not only got into the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship; they also made the cut to set up a potentially lucrative weekend that could go a long way to helping them retain their playing privileges.

With one round of the tournament to go - it started a day early to accommodate the Asian Cup - Forrest is sitting in a tie for 12th, nine shots adrift of leader Shane Lowry, with MacIntyre amongst eight players sharing 50th place. 

• Phil Mickelson makes PGA Tour history in Desert Classic

• Padraig Harrington hints at reducing captains picks

A low score in Saturday's final round could help the duo bank some serious cash - and they'll have some high-profile company for the walk.

• Matt Kuchar 'accuser' makes new caddie claim

MacIntyre goes off alongside Ryder Cup hero and back-to-back Abu Dhabi champion Tommy Fleetwood at 8.50am local time, with Forrest teeing off alongside former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen at 11.33am.

Their fellow Scot Scott Jamieson plays alongside Soren Kjeldsen in the fourth-to-last group, with Richie Ramsay - the only other Scotsman to make the cut - paired with Sam Horsfield at 8am.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCOTTY CAMERON PUTTERS (2020)
Scotty Cameron
play button
OLD DRIVER VS NEW DRIVER - TaylorMade SIM vs TaylorMade Original One
TaylorMade
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! Odyssey Stroke Lab Triple Track Ten - VS - TaylorMade Spider X
Odyssey Triple Track
play button
THE BEST LOOKING NEW CLUB I'VE SEEN IN 2020 - BUT WHAT IS IT?
Ping
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Paul Lawrie: The benevolent pro who keeps on giving
Phil Mickelson's former caddie 'Bones' has a new bag...
Introducing 'Join In July' - Our NEW golf club membership drive!
PGA renames prestigious award over links to historic racism
European Tour lifts suspension on Thorbjorn Olesen

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct ball position
Watch
play button
Rotate behind the ball
Watch
play button
Strengthening your grip
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
Watch
See all videos right arrow