Burns had been MacIntyre’s swing coach for seven years and he was a key a part of Bob’s close-knit workforce that has been so central to his early successes. Now Bob’s working with new coach Simon Shanks as he prepares for the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance.
However one thing needed to give in a irritating latest run for the 25-year-old from Oban, and it was time for a change.
Robert MacIntyre’s parting of the methods with long-time coach Davie Burns was like parting with a brother, however the younger Scots star feels it was a vital transfer.
“I used to be with Davie for six, seven years,” he mentioned. “We had so many cellphone calls earlier than it occurred and I knew it was going to be exhausting.
“Davie is sort of a brother, if I’m being trustworthy. In every single place I went, he went.”
However irrespective of how shut you might be, generally it’s a must to make these powerful choices, he continued.
“It was good in a method and presumably a foul factor in a method as nicely,” he mentioned. “This can be a job I’m doing, it’s a enterprise I’m working. I’m attempting to be the most effective I might be at this sport.”
The Scottish two years in the past was the place Bob made the swap from caddie Greg Milne to Fifer Mike Thomson, and that was a comparable tough choice.
“When Greg and I parted methods it was exhausting, generally you don’t know the place you’re going,” he mentioned. “After the primary match with out Davie in Germany I believed: ‘Am I doing the best issues right here?’
“However I don’t take choices calmly, they’re all the time calculated. And I really feel for now I’ve made the best choice. I’ve spoken to Davie about it.
“We nonetheless message one another. All of it ended the best method. I spoke to him about it, and I may return to Davie tomorrow if I phoned him up, I’m positive.”
The indicators had been there in Eire that it was the best choice, he mentioned.
“I used to be doing the identical factor and I needed to alter the outcomes,” he mentioned. “Final week in Eire I felt the thrill again. Sunday I felt, ‘we’re again in a golf match’. It’s been some time since I felt like that.