Oban’s Robert MacIntyre has secured a place at the rescheduled US Open in September.
The US golf association yesterday announced revised exemption categories for the tournament, which had originally been due to take place in June before being postponed due to coronavirus.
Among the categories to gain exemption is players who were within the top 70 in the world golf rankings on March 15, when the placings were frozen as a result of the pandemic.
Although MacIntyre is ranked 75th in the world at present, his March ranking of 67th has ensured his spot among the 144-strong field travelling to New York on September 17-20.
It will be the first time MacIntyre has featured in the US Open, with his only previous major outing coming at last summer’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush, where he finished tied sixth.
It was a major highlight in a memorable year for MacIntyre, who ended 2019 as the European Tour’s rookie of the year.
MacIntyre’s last competitive outing was the Qatar Masters in early March, in which he finished tied 61st.