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U.S. Open 2024: Robert MacIntyre’s dad won’t be on bag at U.S. Open, will remain 1-0



Scottie Scheffler has won five times on the PGA Tour this season and is breaking records left and right, but he’ll never have a better winning percentage than Dougie MacIntyre. The (most likely) one-time fill-in caddie for son Robert MacIntyre will remain 1-0 after the duo’s RBC Canadian Open victory now that the recent PGA Tour winner has decided on a new looper. It was a hell of a run.

Despite his first tour win with his dad on the bag, MacIntyre will switch over to Mike Burrow as his new full-time caddie as Pinehurst’s U.S. Open quickly approaches. The two worked together at the PGA Championship at Valhalla and partnered for quite a few events back in October.

Burrow joined the MacIntyre team while Danny Willett recovered from shoulder surgery, and with Willett sidelined for Pinehurst No. 2, Burrow felt like a perfect fit. MacIntyre split with fomer looper Mike Thomson right before the Ryder Cup and temporarily played with Greg Milne on the bag for the international competition.

Dougie MacIntyre will go back to his day job as head greenkeeper at Glencruitten, but he might be available if a fellow pro wants a certified winner. That would be quite the mind game. For now, Dougie will continue to watch his son flourish on tour.

"I'm a grass-cutter, not a caddie,” Dougie said after the unexpected victory. “Honestly, it's unbelievable. Last Saturday I thought, 'can I leave my job?' 8 o'clock the next morning I'm on a flight here. Wow."