Bob MacIntyre's words about Justin Rose at Ryder Cup will hit you in the feels

Bob MacIntyre has revealed how his Ryder Cup partner Justin Rose supported him and even managed to keep him from tears in Rome. 

Bob Macintyre & Justin Rose
Bob Macintyre & Justin Rose

Speaking to the media ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Bob MacIntyre was full of praise for his Ryder Cup partner Justin Rose and revealed that the Englishman even managed to keep him from tears en route to victory.

Paired together in both the Friday and Saturday four balls, Rose and MacIntyre forged an excellent partnership at the 2023 Ryder Cup, managing to defeat Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas on Saturday and secure a dramatic late draw with Max Homa and Wyndham Clark on Friday, thanks to an excellent clutch putt from Rose on the 18th green.

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Justin Rose
Justin Rose

An excellent blend of youth and experience, the pair were not only successful on the course but also struck up a strong relationship that MacIntyre claims helped keep him calm throughout the week.

MacIntyre said:

"Probably the first tee shot on the Friday, he seen I was nervous, I was almost crying walking off the range.
"But when we had done all the video and the TV cameras and all that, he comes over, put his arm around me and goes, 'everything is going to be alright, this will be over in two-and-a-half minutes'. He was brilliant, he's so experienced, he kept me calm, he trusted me, and he believed in me, even though I was terrible on the greens on Friday.

MacIntyre was unbeaten in his three matches at Marco Simone, and managed to finish the week with a 2-0-1 record following a win in his singles match against 2023 US Open Champion Wyndham Clark. 

Despite putting up a brave fight against Patrick Cantlay on Sunday, Rose lost 2&1 in his singles match, finishing the week with a 1-1-1 record and extending his overall Ryder Cup record to 14-9-3.

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Rose has now played in six Ryder Cups, and his experience proved to be pivotal in guiding MacIntyre through the three days.

Discussing how Rose kept him calm, MacIntyre said:

"He just kept believing in me. I still had not made a putt for 12 holes (on Saturday), and I stood on 13, and he was trying to help me read the putt.  I was like, 'Justin, it's alright. I got this one'.
"And once I holed that, he put his arm around me and was like 'that's what it's all about, we stay in this fight and we fight together.' He was incredible the whole week, he was someone I knew I got along with, but now I know him on a different level."

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