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Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell MBE (born 30 July 1979) is a Northern Irish professional golfer. McDowell has won seven events on the European Tour, including the ... More »Graeme McDowell MBE (born 30 July 1979) is a Northern Irish professional golfer. McDowell has won seven events on the European Tour, including the 2010 U.S. Open which was also his first win on the PGA Tour. He has also represented Ireland at the World Cup and been a member of the European Ryder Cup team. Before turning professional, McDowell had a successful amateur career both in Ireland and in the United States, where he won many tournaments and was recognised as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in 2002. He also represented Ireland internationally and was a member of the triumphant Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team in 2001. McDowell was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He has played with Rathmore Golf Club since he was eight or nine years old. His uncle, Uel Loughery, coached him there when he was younger. At the age of 14, McDowell played senior cup for Rathmore. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, he won the Haskins... [ Wikipedia ]

The Masters 2014: Steady Graeme McDowell hopes the omens prove correct

Might this week's absence of the world No 1 benefit Graeme McDowell? McDowell is the best putter on the PGA Tour so far this season, according to the statistics. Such things mean little in the heat of competition but on these treacherous greens you need a wand that behaves itself. ...

BBC Sport Masters 2014: McDowell happy with finish as he grinds to opening 72

Graeme McDowell is content to finish with an opening 72 after playing his final six holes in two under on day one at the Masters. "My irons were not as sharp as they need to be and that leaves you grinding around here," McDowell told BBC Sport Northern Ireland. "The par fives were ...

BBC Sport US Masters 2014: McDowell aims to fulfil boyhood dream

Graeme McDowell says he will fulfil a boyhood dream if he wins the US Masters for the first time at Augusta this week. The former US Open champion from Northern Ireland is confident going into the tournament despite failing to make the cut in four of his six appearances. McDowell ...

BBC Sport Graeme McDowell column: A new name could win this year's Masters

By Graeme McDowell

Coverage: Live BBC Two coverage on 12 April from 19:30 BST and on 13 April from 18:00 BST. Live Red Button, online and mobile coverage of Amen Corner from 18:00 BST on 12 and 13 April. Daily live text and radio commentary. This week there's a real chance we could have a rookie winner of the ...

McDowell hoping for more Heritage heroics at Hilton Head

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland is the defending champion at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Graeme McDowell will hope history repeats itself as he defends his RBC Heritage title at Harbour Town Links at Hilton Head this week. Last year ...

Graeme McDowell in confident mood before Major test at Augusta

Graeme McDowell: “I’ve had a solid start to the season. Everything is in good shape and I’m hitting the ball well, putting well.” Photo: Harry How/Getty Not so much the quiet man, as one flying in a little under the radar. Graeme McDowell – who has taken his time to acquire the ...

PGA Power Ranking: Breaking Down the Top 25 Post-Masters

Why He's Here: Graeme McDowell falls precipitously because he has proven that, although he can play well on Tour, he's awful at Augusta National. The 14th-ranked player in the world has now missed the cut in five of his seven appearances at the Masters. That's unacceptable for a player ...

The Masters 2014: Jubilant Jimenez takes route 66 to stay in with a real chance of glory

Taxi to the airport for Phil Mickelson, missing from Masters Sunday for the first time in 17 years, along with European Ryder Cup players Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell plus Ernie Els, Dustin Johnson, Victor Dubuisson, Angel Cabrera and Matteo Manassero. Exits made all ...

Masters 2014: Bill Haas leads Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson by a shot

“It’s probably easier to lose patience on Thursday because you’ve spent three days preparing for what you’re going to do as opposed to what you don’t want to do,” confessed Graeme McDowell. “You stand on the sixth tee today and you know long right is the miss, but it’s hard not to go pin ...

Jordan Spieth not planning to hang in G-Mac and Rory's shadow

Graeme McDowell opens the Irish challenge at 2.35pm this afternoon, but an hour later Augusta will go box-office when Rory McIlroy begins his round in the company of two budding American stars. Patrick Reed is the gifted 24-year-old with three PGA Tour wins, two of those coming this ...

Britain's best lack power to win Masters except Rory McIlroy, says Denis Pugh

Pugh’s reasoning is backed up by the fact McIlroy’s US Open and PGA Championship wins have come on courses longer than Augusta, while Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke – Britain’s other recent major champions – have prevailed on courses measuring less than the Masters’ 7,435 ...

Spieth ready for more after Masters success

The Island Packet, Theophil Syslo | AP Photo Defending champion Graeme McDowell displays framed artwork he received during the opening ceremonies for the 46th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head ...

The Masters: Bubba Watson takes 3-shot lead into weekend

Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Dustin Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Charl Schwartzel were all headed home as well before the weekend. The 2012 champion at Augusta National sparked the best run of the tournament so far when he stuck his tee shot at No. 12 within ...

Masters Notebook: Lefty’s 76 puts him in peril

That hasn’t been my forte in the past, but I’ll learn to love it this week.” One person who hopes to see those conditions is 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell, a player whose game would benefit most from firm greens and demanding conditions. “It has to be firm and fast for me to have ...

A bagful of memories of a home in Augusta Golf News World & Ireland Golf Results, Fixtures & Tab

Graeme McDowell with his caddie Ken Comboy. “We upgraded the house as we went.” Before the Masters began, four caddies carved out a quiet moment to lift their bottles of beer in a toast to their favourite former nun, a Southern woman whose hospitality survived her death. Joyce Culpepper...

McDowell Says Fearless Rookies Will Be a Masters Threat

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell believes a rookie could burst from the pack and win this week's Masters for the first time since Fuzzy Zoeller's shock victory on his Augusta debut in 1979. With Tiger Woods absent injured, the tournament is expected to be one of the ...

Celebration of Palmer Brings Questions About Woods

"I probably would have put every last dollar I had on the gamble that he would break Jack's record pre-2009," Graeme McDowell said. "Now, slightly longer odds. I'm not quite sure I'd put every dollar I had on it now. " McDowell has seen enough of Woods and the shots he could hit ...

Golfers tee up for the 'green'

Graeme McDowell, Pro golfer, provides a preview of the 2014 Masters Tournament as the unofficial start to the golf season begins. And McDowell shares his thoughts on how he's been playing. My game's been steadily improving the last few years, he says...

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