Robert MacIntyre: Scot will donate to hurricane victims for every US Open birdie

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Hurricane Laura devastated the south coast of Louisiana

Robert MacIntyre from Scotland donates $ 3,500 (£ 2,700) for every little bird he makes at the US Open to aid the recovery efforts in Louisiana after it was decimated by Hurricane Laura.

MacIntyre attended McNeese State University in Louisiana and still has links to the area.

With the help of sponsors, the money raised will go to the victims of the storm.

"It felt like the right thing for me to do," MacIntyre said.

"I come from a family background and my mother supports so many people in this area [Oban] and tries to help them."

MacIntyre , who was the rookie of the European Tour the year 2019, attributes his 18-month stay in the US to helping him improve his game.

At least 26 people in Louisiana died after Hurricane Laura hit the south coast of the state and took off. 400,000 people without electricity and 200,000 without water.

MacIntyre will play at Winged Foot next Thursday with extra determination to succeed so he can help his friends rebuild their lives.

"Some friends of mine are just trying to clean it up," MacIntyre explained.

"I can't be there to help because I need to do my job. But if I do my job well, I can raise as much money as I can.

"It won't be an amount that changes their lives. It will just be enough for them. hopefully i can do as many birdies as i can – every little bit helps. "

Hurricane Laura has left a trail of destruction in Louisiana and Texas

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