Burns had been MacIntyre;s swing coach for seven years and he was a key a part of Bob’s close-knit workforce that has been so central to his early successes. Now Bob’s working with new coach Simon Shanks as he prepares for the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance.
However one thing needed to give in a irritating current run for the 25-year-old from Oban, and it was time for a change.
Robert MacIntyre’s parting of the methods with long-time coach Davie Burns was like parting with a brother, however the younger Scots star feels it was a vital transfer.
“I used to be with Davie for six, seven years,” he mentioned. “We had so many telephone calls earlier than it occurred and I knew it was going to be laborious.
“Davie is sort of a brother, if I’m being trustworthy. In all places I went, he went.”
However irrespective of how shut you’re, generally you must make these robust selections, he continued.
“It was good in a method and probably a foul factor in a method as nicely,” he mentioned. “This can be a job I’m doing, it’s a enterprise I’m working. I’m making an attempt to be the perfect I could be at this sport.”
The Scottish two years in the past was the place Bob made the swap from caddie Greg Milne to Fifer Mike Thomson, and that was a related tough choice.
“When Greg and I parted methods it was laborious, generally you don’t know the place you’re going,” he mentioned. “After the primary match with out Davie in Germany I believed: ‘Am I doing the fitting issues right here?’
“However I don’t take selections calmly, they’re all the time calculated. And I really feel for now I’ve made the fitting choice. I’ve spoken to Davie about it.
“We nonetheless message one another. All of it ended the fitting method. I spoke to him about it, and I might return to Davie tomorrow if I phoned him up, I’m certain.”
The indicators had been there in Eire that it was the fitting choice, he mentioned.
“I used to be doing the identical factor and I needed to vary the outcomes,” he mentioned. “Final week in Eire I felt the excitement again. Sunday I felt, ‘we’re again in a golf match’. It’s been some time since I felt like that.