Graeme McDowell

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 ...

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 ...

Early Storylines Starting to Develop Around the 2014 US Open

Can Graeme McDowell rediscover the magic he showed in winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach? Because Pinehurst No. 2 has been stretched to a capability of over 7,500 yards, bombers like Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson come instantly to mind. But the plan is for No. 2 to never play to its ...

Five storylines to watch for final round of RBC Heritage

Can Graeme McDowell go back-to-back? (Getty Images) It's not the Masters but we still have some fun golf going on this weekend at Hilton Head. After a rainy Friday, Saturday produced some strong golf and shaped what should be some interesting storylines heading to Sunday. Graeme ...

Ryder Cup Teams for Gleneagles Are Beginning to Take Shape

Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jonas Blixt and Graeme McDowell are on the outside needing a captain’s pick from Paul McGinley to make the team. Although he is over 50 years old, Jimenez just finished fourth in the Masters. Westwood and McDowell have been ...

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 ...

Defending champion Graeme McDowell finishes strong at Heritage

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Graeme McDowell birdied three of his last six holes to stay in ...

RBC Heritage 2014: Tee times, pairings for Thursday's round

The three will tee off one group before Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas and Graeme McDowell. McDowell missed the cut last week, but is the defending RBC champion. Other notable pairings include Zach Johnson playing with Harris English and Luke Donald while Patrick Reed will be joined ...

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...

Donald takes charge at RBC Heritage

Defending champion Graeme McDowell is one shot further back following a disappointing round of 73 on Saturday. Meanwhile at the Malaysian Open, Lee Westwood will take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round. The Briton fired a one-under par 71 in his third round but saw his overnight ...

Kuchar bounces back after Masters near-miss

Luke Donald is one of 16 players tied at one-under par with defending champion Graeme McDowell a shot further back after an even-par round of 71. Lee Westwood put another major disappointment behind him posting an opening round 65 at the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The Englishman, who ...

Masters: Bill Haas leads after first round at Augusta National

“It’s a challenge,” Irishman Graeme McDowell said. “It’s going to eat you up. It’s going to throw you bad breaks.” Haas, of course, knows all that, because as far back as he can remember, he’s seen it first-hand. His father, a standout on the Champions Tour, is here this week, just as ...

How to pick the Masters winner

There are three in the field at the Masters — Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell. Go Irish? If looking for winner, consider: @TigerWoods has missed 4 majors. Irishmen won each. Paddy (2), Clarke and @McIlroyRory — Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) April 10...

Masters updates: Gary Woodland fades after early third-round surge

The list of other big names cut Friday is quite lengthy, too: Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell, Angel Cabrera and Webb Simpson. That’s made finding a center-stage act for Saturday’s third round a little tricky. Watson held the 36-hole lead, a three-shot ...

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