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Valspar Championship: Robert MacIntyre adds Ryder Cup score to caddie’s bib

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Robert MacIntyre taunted his American hosts at the Valspar Championship in Florida by labelling his caddie’s bib with Europe’s Ryder Cup-winning score.

MacIntyre took advantage of a quirk of the tournament that allows players to choose wording for their caddie’s bib.

The Scot opted for ‘EUR 16.5-11.5 USA’ in reference to the USA’s heavy defeat by Europe in Rome in September.

Among mixed responses on social media, Ryder Cup Europe posted on X: “He’s only gone and done it. We approve.”

Their USA counterparts responded: “Never too soon to start thinking about Bethpage in 2025.”

Meanwhile, the official PGA Tour account asked: “Too soon?”

MacIntyre, 27, was unbeaten with two and a half points at the Marco Simone Country Club as Luke Donald’s side won back the Ryder Cup, but he did not pair up with English caddie Mike Burrows until a month later.

Making his ninth appearance on the PGA Tour this season, MacIntyre has missed the cut in half of his previous events.

A one-under-par opening round at the Valspar Championship left him six off the lead set by America’s Kevin Streelman.

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