Bob MacIntyre in mix to win first golf major but his celebrity supporter is scunnered over TV coverage

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Oban golfing hero Bob MacIntyre has a bonafide shot of becoming the first Scottish winner in PGA championship history and is relishing his shot at glory.

MacIntyre is 12 under going into the final round in Valhalla after a stunning round of 66. And he is right in the mix as he sits only three shots behind leader Xander Schauffele. But not everyone is happy, however, with Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald venting on social media over a lack of MacIntyre from the TV coverage. Writing on X, she said: "Bob Macintyre sitting on nine under par here but you’d have no idea from this coverage."

But the Ryder Cup hero star is staying calm and is backing himself to flourish with 10-plus players having a bonafide shot of coming out on top. Speaking after his exploits, the 27-year-old said: "The only reason there's pressure is because you care so much. It's only because you care about what you're doing, the position that you're in. But it's fun. It's part of it. It's new in an individual event, the pressure. Obviously the Ryder Cup was a bit more severe but I had team-mates to back me up.

"This time it's me and Mike, my caddie. We're out there fighting as much as we can. I'm going to get nervous but all I can do is try my best and see where we end up. If I'm in with a chance, I'm in with a chance, and then we may start thinking about winning a golf tournament. But until about probably the 68th hole I'm going to try and just play golf, and then at the 68th hole I have to maybe think about what I'm doing."

And MacIntyre has put his struggles with moving to America behind him and can reign supreme in Kentucky as fans in his homeland tune in. He added: "To be honest, it's all about my own mindset. It depends on how I'm feeling as a person outside of golf. Everyone knows I've been struggling with living in America since January. It's been difficult.

"I went home there for three weeks, spent a lot of time with friends and family and everyone that really matters to me, and I came back out wanting to play golf. If you're wanting to play golf, you're going to practice hard, you're going to enjoy it, and yeah, the performances have been there the last few."