Famous People from Oban
Robert MacIntyre is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.
Before turning professional, MacIntyre attended McNeese State University and represented Scotland in the 2017 Walker Cup.
Robert MacIntyre turned professional in late 2017 and made the final stage of the European Tour Q-school to secure a place on the 2018 Challenge Tour where he finished 12th in the Challenge Tour Order of Merit, to earn a place on the European Tour for 2019.
In his first season, MacIntyre was a joint runner-up in the 2019 Betfred British Masters sponorsed by Tommy Fleetwood. Two weeks later he was runner-up in the Made in Denmark tournament, and earned a spot at The Open at Royal Portrush.
Susie Wolff MBE
Suzanne Wolff MBE (nee Stoddart) is a Scottish racing driver and is married to Toto Wolff, executive director of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
Susie progressed through the ranks of motorsport, starting off in karting, then moving up to Formula Renault and Formula Three before moving to the DTM to compete for Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, she was signed by the Williams Formula One team to work as a development driver.
In 2014, Wolff was the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years, at the British Grand Prix, at Silverstone.
After retiring from racing, in 2016, she joined Channel 4 in the UK to be an analyst for their F1 Coverage and has recently joined the Venturi Formula E Team as Team Principal.
Susan Partridge is a British long-distance runner who competes in marathon races. Her personal best for the distance is 2:30:46 hours. She has represented Britain in the marathon at the European Athletics Championships and the World Championships in Athletics, as well as competing for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.
Raised in Oban in Scotland, she made her first international outings for Great Britain in cross country running, placing 32nd in the junior race at the 1998 European Cross Country Championships, then 89th in the junior section of the 1999 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She is a two-time Scottish national cross country champion, having won in 2003 and 2008.
In April 2004 she made her marathon debut at the London Marathon and came in 20th place with a time of 2:41:44 hours. The following year she returned to the London Marathon to improve her time to 2:37:50 hours for 15th. She was selected for the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and was 25th, helping the British women to fifth in the team rankings. In 2006, she finished as runner-up at the Barcelona Half Marathon before going on to make her international debut for Scotland at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where she came tenth.
At the 2011 London Marathon she improved her personal best to 2:34:13 hours. This gained her a place on the British team for the 2011 World Championships Marathon and she was the first Briton home in 24th place after 2:35:57 hours.
John McPhee is a Scottish Grand Prix motorcycle racer and a competitor in the Moto3 Championship.
McPhee had a successful 2017 riding for the new British Talent Team, which included 3 podium finishes and a pole position in Argentina which helped him end the season in 7th place in the standings.