MacIntyre To Play Korn Ferry Tour Finals In Quest For PGA Tour Card

The 25-year-old will attempt to earn a PGA Tour card through the Korn Ferry Tour finals

MacIntyre To Play Korn Ferry Tour Finals In Quest For PGA Tour Card

The 25-year-old will attempt to earn a PGA Tour card through the Korn Ferry Tour finals

Robert MacIntyre has decided to tee it up at the Korn Ferry Tour finals in an attempt to secure one of the 25 PGA Tour cards up for grabs for next season.

The three-event series on America's second-tier circuit begins in Idaho on Thursday at the Albertsons Boise Open, before moving to Ohio for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship the following week and concluding in Indiana with the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. 

The top 25 points scorers across the three tournaments will earn their full PGA Tour playing privileges for the 2021-22 season. 

MacIntyre missed out on the chance of a PGA Tour card at last week’s Wyndham Championship, having gained entry into the field through a solid showing at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational. 

As a result of his performance in Memphis, the Scot qualified for special temporary tour status and was therefore able to accumulate FedEx Cup points. 

Had the 25-year-old scored more points than the player ranked 125 at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, he would have become an official PGA Tour member next season. 

However, after a steady opening two rounds, a disappointing weekend put paid to the World No. 51’s hopes. 

The man from Oban will be looking to emulate Englishman Tom Lewis, who won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2019. 

When his latest stint in America is over, MacIntyre is scheduled to fly back to the UK to play in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The European Tour’s flagship event represents the last chance for the Scot to either qualify automatically, or to convince Padraig Harrington that he deserves a spot on the European Ryder Cup team set to defend the trophy at Whistling Straits.

Fellow Scot and Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie believes MacIntyre's "never-say-die" attitude is well-suit to the cut-and-thrust of the biennial contest.

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