Robert MacIntyre hopes that his improved fitness will help his swing
Robert MacIntyre & # 39; s motivation is "skyrocketing" as the wave of competitions returns, but the Scotsman enters the WGC St. Jude Invitational with "no expectation".
The 23-year-old spent two weeks in quarantine in the United States with the event at TPC Southwind in Memphis starting Thursday.
MacIntyre finished sixth at last year's Open Championship.
"The motivation was zero until last week," he told BBC Scotland & # 39; s The Nine.
"Even last week there was none. Before we knew we had an event to work for, it was low – but now the motivation is sky high.
"I am so long from f, there is no expectation and I am also the last to enter the field. It's about going back to competition and testing myself again against the best in the world. "
Oban & # 39; s MacIntyre, currently 81st on the world rankings, has set himself" small performance goals "" and hopes to break into the top 50 by the end of the year.
"I'm not used to being at home for twenty weeks straight," he explained. "It's been a struggle, but I've been working hard on my fitness, so I see benefits in my swing.
"If anything, it will help me with the mental side of the game getting fitter and healthier. "
The Ryder Cup is one of the events postponed this year due to the coronavirus, and the Whistling Straits event now takes place in 2021.
MacIntyre believes it would have been a "struggle" for him to form the European team this year and added, "It is a huge bonus that it has been pushed back. If I play well, I have a greater chance. "