Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre feels he “can compete with somebody on this planet” as he prepares for his first US Originate.
The match at Winged Foot begins on Thursday after being postponed in June due to of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 24-one year-dilapidated from Oban, the area amount 89, carried out tied for sixth at the 2019 Originate Championship and shared 24th at closing week’s Andalucia Masters.
“If I hit the photos I am making an attempt to hit, or no longer it is merely a golf route at the end of the day,” MacIntyre instructed BBC Scotland.
“I’ve merely been struggling currently with my game nonetheless I’ve started to search out exact indicators. I had two rounds below par at Valderamma. It shows I am on top of things of the golf ball and the psychological facet.
“If I play smartly then I feel admire I will be able to compete with somebody on this planet. I’ve watched highlights of the 2006 US Originate (at Winged Foot) nonetheless diversified than that I’ve seen flyovers of holes. I deem or no longer it is uncomplicated – preserve out of the rough and you may per chance per chance believe a exact week.”
MacIntyre’s fellow Scot Colin Montgomerie used to be runner-up in 2006 after failing to par the closing hole.
“I had beneath no circumstances in actuality seen the video of Monty’s closing hole,” MacIntyre defined. “I made up our minds after I bought home from Valderamma to gape it. He effect himself in that perform and he had an opportunity to purchase a famous. You come by one shot at it and unfortunately it used to be perhaps one of the most worst photos he has ever hit.
“Who’s conscious of, I will most definitely be down that stretch and hit the identical shot as him, with any luck no longer nonetheless or no longer it can per chance per chance perhaps occur to any individual. Someone goes to believe a gargantuan likelihood of successful and going to hit a sad shot and value them a famous championship.
“Or no longer it is merely piece of the game and why we just like the game. It throws up so many scenarios and outcomes and it drives you psychological now and all over again as smartly.”
Sticky toffee pudding & banofee pie at US Originate
European Tour avid gamers admire MacIntyre are having to conform with strict coronavirus protocols and are being saved within a “virtual bubble”.
“I am no longer coping gargantuan to be factual,” MacIntyre revealed. “Others are struggling worse than me. I’ve had a reach of doing it, with the PlayStation and what no longer to pass the time nonetheless you are seeing more withdrawals now mid-spherical than ever.
“Some guys merely explode and make contact with it a day nonetheless or no longer it is piece of what it is only now. We’re lucky enough to be taking part in competitive golf and to wait on out that we believe got to believe the strict things in perform. I will be able to no longer search for it transferring for a wee while.
“Once I lope to America I in actuality believe a wiser wait on community and I will be able to obtain of wait on it as same outdated as I will be able to. In Europe or no longer it is you and the caddy. You are within the market on your obtain. Within the States or no longer it is form of more free. I’ve bought my caddy, my coach and my mum is coming out and she or he goes to wait on out the cooking for us. We would be having the sticky toffee pudding and banofee pie. She has bought all of it.”
MacIntyre chose to play the complex Valderamma route “for more of a psychological take a look at relatively than a physical one” earlier than Winged Foot.
While Winged Foot is lined by thick rough, the Spanish route is lined by hundreds of cork oaks – nonetheless the premium on accuracy is the identical.
“Whilst you hit coarse photos I deem you’re going to come by punished. The rough from what I in actuality believe seen is brutal,” added MacIntyre, who will most definitely be joined at the US Originate by compatriot Connor Syme and US-primarily based Scottish amateur Sandy Scott.
“I know plenty about huge Sandy. I played amateur golf with Sandy and used to be his partner after we won the Countries Cup for European teams in France. We played as companions on the closing day.
“His game has changed plenty since he has long gone to the United States. He is hitting the ball plenty farther now. Again he is from the Highlands and I name him a ‘teuchtar’ [a Gaelic-speaking Highlander]. He is a gargantuan participant and he’s going to carry out smartly.”