MacIntyre Set For PGA Tour Switch

The strange thing about this week's DP World Tour Championship is that the big story is of who's played well enough to qualify for the PGA Tour.

There are 10 spots available to play in the States in 2024 and, unless something goes very wrong, Bob MacIntyre will claim one of them. Also in the mix are the likes of Adrian Meronk, Ryan Fox, Victor Perez, Thorbjorn Olesen, Alexander Bjork and Sami Valimaki.

The Scot spoke after the Ryder Cup that a move Stateside was the next logical step in his career but, unsurprisingly, he doesn't see it changing him.

"Getting a PGA Tour card would obviously be massive for my career," MacIntyre told BBC Sport. "My life will change quite dramatically with where I have to live, what I have to do - but Bob MacIntyre won't change. He's going to be the same guy and I will still live life the same way. It's not the be-all and end-all though. I've got a great life, making good money, I get to travel the world, my family are well.

"I came close when I hit temporary status and I've done well in the past couple of years so I knew if I played well it would take care of itself – good golf takes care of every problem."

And the 27-year-old can easily see him return to play some golf in Europe, given the many benefits that it offers.

"You look at the fields we get around the world; guys still come back and play on the tour and probably enjoy it more. There is more of a family feel. It's where you can go for dinner with the boys and we have fun, a great laugh. That's the thing about this tour, it's not all about the golf, it's about the life and the memories and the friends you make. To me that's everything."