Oban’s MacIntyre is one in all solely three Scots within the discipline for the historic event, together with Aberdeen pair Paul Lawrie and David Regulation.
Each of MacIntyre’s earlier Open appearances got here outwith Scotland, following up a tied-sixth end at Royal Portrush in 2019 by coming joint-eighth at Royal St George’s two years later.
Robert MacIntyre says the prospect of glory at this week’s one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St Andrews offers him goosebumps.
Savouring the event on the Outdated Course for the primary time in a landmark yr has fuelled MacIntyre’s need to make a memorable affect.
He stated: “I’ve had that dream since I used to be a wee boy. Once I was driving in on Sunday, that’s the primary time I’ve ever had goose bumps coming to St Andrews.
“I at all times drove into city, and thought ‘oh, we’re in St Andrews.’
“However once I got here in from above the city and I had the music on, I really had goose bumps. It was simply completely different.
“I’ve at all times stated, if there was just one Open Championship that I performed in my life, I’d hope it’s The Open at St Andrews.
“I feel it’s from watching Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, guys like that, that is the final word Open Championship this week.
“It’s a dream come true for me, but it surely’s one thing I’ve received to attempt to compete and win a golf event.
“It’s not going to vary whether or not it was right here or Portrush my first yr, it’s nonetheless the identical golf event. I’m nonetheless right here to compete. However this can be a particular, particular place.
“I’ve not had the most effective of instances right here, but it surely’s simply completely different. The Open Championship in right here is the largest golf event you can play in.”
MacIntyre has arrived at St Andrews on the again of a disappointing outing on the Genesis Scottish Open final weekend, the place he missed the minimize by ending 5 pictures over par over his first two rounds.
Having missed the minimize in three of his final 4 DP World Tour occasions, MacIntyre is aiming to keep away from dwelling on a few of the setbacks which have tripped him up in latest months.