Robert MacIntyre: Winning Ryder Cup is ‘everything’ for Scottish golfer

Bob MacIntyre says helping Europe lift the Ryder Cup is “everything” after his singles win contributed to a thrilling victory over the United States in Rome.

With Europe needing four points from Sunday’s 12 matches to triumph, Tommy Fleetwood won the 11th game to pass the 14½ points required.

Moments later, rookie MacIntyre beat US Open champion Wyndham Clark 2&1 as Europe concluded a 16½-11½ victory.

“I knew the buzz was going to be incredible,” he told BBC Scotland.

“It’s everything,” he added.”It means everything to my family and friends as well. There was a big crowd from home that came over and I’m just glad we could get it done.”

The 27-year-old from Oban has secured three professional wins on his journey into the world’s top 50 but has endured a patchy season.

However, he was unbeaten over the week, winning two and halving one of the three matches in which he played.

“It was nervy,” MacIntyre said. “I was doing well early and made a little mistake coming in there. I just hung in and accepted what was going to be was going to be and I managed to nick a few coming in.

“I’m a realist, I don’t know if it’s going to be my first and last [Ryder Cup] or if it’s going to be my first of many. I just take every day as it comes and we’ll work hard and hopefully get back here.”

And, asked about the expected party in his home town of Oban, MacIntyre replied: “I’ll be there tomorrow night…”

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