Robert MacIntyre ready to address 'serious problems' on DP World Tour

DP World Tour star Robert MacIntyre says he has been working hard with his team in a bid to play his way into the European Ryder Cup team.

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Tue, 18 Apr 2023
Robert MacIntyre ready to address 'serious problems' on DP World Tour

Robert MacIntyre has revealed he is working hard on his mental game right now in a bid to eradicate 'serious problems in a round of golf' on the DP World Tour.

Speaking to The Scotsman ahead of this week's ISPS Handa Championship in Japan, MacIntyre, 26, admits he has been working with his team on ways to quickly put bad shots behind him. 

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MacIntyre is hoping a change of attitude out on the course will give himself the best possible chance to make his way into Luke Donald's European Ryder Cup team for the first time in his career this September. 

As it stands, the two-time DP World Tour winner remains some way out of the automatic spots for a place in the 2023 European Ryder Cup team at 14th in the European Points List and 16th on the World Points List. 

MacIntyre told The Scotsman: 

"I’m trying not to worry as much. There are little things we are doing within my team to battle the outcome. It’s just about committing to what you are doing and not worrying about it. Just commit to every shot and hope it’s good.
"This will be the first week of doing something slightly different during tournament rounds. I’ll let you know how it is going by the results. I’m sure you’ll be able to see how the attitude is on the golf course.
"It’s not easy at all to put it into play, but you have to try. It’s just a grading of how my attitude and temperature is with each shot, each hole, because I get hot and it carries on to the next hole and it causes me serious problems in a round of golf. Just trying to cut out the mental mistakes."

Despite some indifferent early season form, MacIntyre remains narrowly inside the world's top 100 in 98th place.

MacIntyre picked up his best finish of the year so far with a tie for seventh at the Magical Kenyan Open last month. 

That was something of a disappointment for him, however, as he was leading the tournament at one stage on the weekend.

Last year, MacIntyre revealed why he has no interest in ever joining LIV Golf

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