MacIntyre Earns Temporary PGA Tour Status And Chance For Full Card

The Scot qualified for special tour membership by way of his T15 at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational

MacIntyre Earns Temporary PGA Tour Status

The Scot now has the chance to earn his full playing privileges in America for next season

After finishing in a tie for 15th at last week’s WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, Robert MacIntyre has earned himself special temporary membership on the PGA Tour and a place in this week's Wyndham Championship on a sponsor's exemption.

The Scot has enjoyed a stellar season to date having made 10 of 12 PGA Tour cuts and registered two top-10s in that time, but because his starts have all come via the world rankings, the 25-year-old hasn’t been able to bank any of the 341 FedEx Cup points he's earned. 

However, thanks to an impressive showing in Memphis at the TPC Southwind course, that has now changed. Four rounds in the 60s left MacIntyre on eight-under and in a tie for 15th alongside Webb Simpson, meaning he qualified for special temporary PGA Tour status and has the chance to earn his full card for next season with a good finish this week. 

He won’t be able to compete in the FedEx Cup play-off series but should he accumulate more points than the player ranked No. 125 at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, MacIntyre will become a PGA Tour member as of the 2021/22 season. 

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It appears to be the next logical step in the young Scot’s burgeoning career. The World No. 49 has found a home at every level of the game since turning pro in 2017. 

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In seven major appearances, the man from Oban in the north of Scotland hasn't missed a single cut, picking up back-to-back top-10 finishes at The Open as well as a T12 in his Masters debut that secured his place in next year's tournament.

And at the backend of last year, MacIntyre finally claimed his first European Tour title at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown by way of a final-round 64.

The 25-year-old's attacking style of play has earned him many plaudits and admirers, and has even put him in the mix for a Ryder Cup debut in September.

Andrew Wright
Staff Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


What's in Andy's bag?

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero (9°)

3-wood: TaylorMade M1 (15°)

Driving iron: Titleist U500 (17°)

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro '19 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54° and 58°)

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1