Bob MacIntyre: Scottish golfer secures PGA Tour card after finishing joint-18th in Dubai

Bob MacIntyre playing the second round of the DP World Tour Championship
Bob MacIntyre posted a final round of 71 at the DP World Tour Championship

Bob MacIntyre secured his first PGA Tour card by coming home in joint-18th place at the DP World Tour Championship.

The Scot, 27, finished 13th in the overall DP World Tour rankings, qualifying him for one of the 10 PGA Tour spots available.

Ryder Cup player MacIntyre, who was 11 under par, has three professional wins and has featured at all four majors.

Compatriot Ewan Ferguson, 27, finished joint-ninth in Dubai on 15 under.

The £2.5m event was won by Dane Nicolai Hojgaard, whose 21-under score put him two shots in front of Norwegian Viktor Hovland and English duo Matt Wallace and Tommy Fleetwood.

Speaking about the prospect of playing on the PGA Tour, MacIntyre said earlier this week: "My life will change quite dramatically with where I have to live, what I have to do - but Bob MacIntyre won't change.

"He's going to be the same guy and I will still live life the same way.

"It's not the be-all and end-all though. I've got a great life, making good money, I get to travel the world, my family are well.

"I came close when I hit temporary status and I've done well in the past couple of years, so I knew if I played well it would take care of itself - good golf takes care of every problem.

"I don't think [the DP World Tour] is a feeder tour - I get why people say it is, but I think it's only going to get stronger and stronger."