Bob MacIntyre withdraws from $20m PGA Tour event to go on ‘proper sesh’

Bob MacIntyre has chosen to take a week off to enjoy the festivities back home in Oban after winning his first-ever PGA Tour title and receiving an invitation to this week’s $20 million Memorial Tournament.

After winning his first PGA Tour tournament, Bob MacIntyre hinted in an interview with Amanda Balionis that he was ready to get down. That’s exactly what he plans to do, having withdrawn from this week’s $20 million Memorial Tournament, which is being hosted by record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus.

At the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday night, MacIntyre, 27, won his first PGA Tour title with a valiant final-round score of 68 against Ben Griffin.

In the PGA Tour’s current era, the Scot became just the sixth Scottish winner.

With his dad Dougie serving as a stand-in caddie, he accomplished it in a spectacular way.

In addition to taking home the $1.7 million first prize and moving up to 39th in the Official World Golf Rankings, the victory propelled him to the top of the Aon Swing 5, securing his spot in this week’s $20 million Memorial Tournament at renowned Ohio’s Muirfield Village.

This season’s PGA Tour features eight signature events, the seventh of which is Nicklaus’ event.

But even though MacIntyre was invited to one of the most coveted events of the PGA Tour season—an event that features nine of the world’s top ten players—he has made the decision to return home to Oban, Scotland, and throw a wild party for his girlfriend, family, and friends.

The winner of the 2024 Memorial Tournament will receive $4 million in prize money. The 36-hole cut will include the top 50 players and ties, as well as any players within 10 strokes of the lead.

Upon being questioned by Balionis on the 18th green about his upcoming schedule, MacIntyre replied that his father Dougie would be returning home for a much-needed vacation. He continued by saying that he was returning to Scotland to “have a hell of a party.”

According to Flushing It, who first verified the news on social media on Monday, “a proper sesh” is definitely planned.

Floshing “Robert MacIntyre has WD from the Memorial and is returning home to celebrate his Canadian Open win, as he promised in his presser,” the tweet reads. He is going to have an awesome time!”

The news was then quickly verified by the PGA Tour Communications team on X and Twitter.

Workday presented the Memorial Tournament, featuring Robert MacIntyre WD.

Using the Aon Swing 5, Davis Thompson takes MacIntyre’s place in the field.

— ThePGATOURComms (@PGATOURComms) 3 June 2024
After spending the next few days at home, MacIntyre will prepare for the third major of the season, which is the US Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina, which is scheduled for June 13–16.

While he did not play in The Masters, he did well enough to finish in the top eight at the US PGA last month.

Davis Thompson will take MacIntyre’s spot in this week’s Memorial Tournament.

I think Davis deserves a pint from Bob!

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