Graeme McDowell
Professional golfer
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell MBE is a Northern Irish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. He is well known for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament. McDowell has won seven events on the European Tour, and the 2010 U.S. Open which was also his first and only win on the PGA Tour.
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Golf-European Tour Qatar Masters scores
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Jan 26 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Qatar Masters at the par-72 course on Thursday in Doha -8 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 64 -7 Mikko Korhonen (Finland) 65 -6 Nathan Kimsey (Britain) 66 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 66 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 66 -5 Alexander Knappe (Germany) 67 Simon Dyson (Britain) 67 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 67 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 67 Thomas Detry (Belgium) 67 Raphael Jacquelin (France) 67 Ignacio Elvira (Spain) 67 Paul Dunne (Ireland) 67 -4 Sam Walker (Britain) 68 Thomas Aiken (South Africa) 68 Callum Shinkwin (Britain) 68 Gregory Bourdy (France) 68 ...
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Erratic McDowell 'feeling good' for Mexico title defense
Yahoo News - 4 months
(Reuters) - A rejuvenated Graeme McDowell heads into his title defense at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico fervently hoping he can iron out a few inconsistencies in his game that have marred his 2016 campaign. The former U.S. Open champion posted five top-10s in 21 starts on the 2015-16 PGA Tour, including a playoff victory in Mexico 12 months ago, but his 'bad' weeks led to a total of 10 missed cuts on the U.S. circuit. "I've been disappointed that I haven't kicked on better this year, to be honest," McDowell, 37, told reporters while preparing for Thursday's opening round at El Camaleon Golf Club.
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Grove fans hail Alexander the Great after Noren win
Yahoo News - 4 months
By Tony Jimenez WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Alexander Noren underlined his status as Europe's hottest golfer by grabbing a third victory in eight events at the British Masters on Sunday, becoming the first man to win three times on the tour in 2016. Noren, who also won the Scottish Open in July and last month's European Masters in Switzerland, finished two strokes clear of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (67). Former world number one Lee Westwood ended a miserable run of form as a 67 secured third place on 269, two ahead of fellow Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Richard Bland, Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, Alexander Levy, of France, and Swede Peter Hanson.
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Golf-European Tour British Masters scores
Yahoo News - 5 months
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour British Masters at the par-71 course on Saturday in Chandler's Cross -16 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 67 65 65 -13 Richard Bland (Britain) 67 64 69 -12 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 68 66 67 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 66 67 68 Richard Sterne (South Africa) 66 68 67 Peter Hanson (Sweden) 70 65 66 -11 Marcel Siem (Germany) 69 68 65 Lee Westwood (Britain) 67 68 67 -10 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 68 68 67 -9 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 71 66 67 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 68 65 71 Marc Warren (Britain) 66 69 69 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 68 66 70 Alexander Levy ...
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Baby joy and Ryder agony spark McDowell into action
Yahoo News - 5 months
By Tony Jimenez WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Graeme McDowell has had a fruitless year in terms of victories but he appears to have re-focused on his career after experiencing family joy and golfing agony in quick succession. The Florida-based Northern Irishman played his first event on European soil since July when he finished tied 15th at last week's Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland and is on course to do even better in the British Masters at The Grove. "I really feel as if I've turned the corner in the last three or four months," said McDowell after birdies at his last two holes on Friday gave him a three-under-par 68 and a challenging six-under aggregate of 136.
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Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup - Golf.com
Google News - 5 months
Wall Street Journal Jordan Spieth in New Role as U.S. Anchor at Ryder Cup Golf.com Jordan Spieth was undefeated in team matches at the 2014 Ryder Cup, but is lost his singles match to Graeme McDowell. by Sean Zak. Twitter. Posted: Tue Sep. 27, 2016. Install App. CHASKA, Minn. — It may be peculiar how much the Ryder Cup matters, ... Why Bubba Watson should be lauded, not chastisedESPN The Latest: Another victory for US in (Junior) Ryder CupUSA TODAY Michael Phelps Is Calmer These Days, on the Golf Course and OffNew York Times New York Post -Golf Channel -FOXSports.com -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press all 1,403 news articles »
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Wyndham Championship scores
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Aug 21 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Wyndham Championship at the par-70 course on Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina -21 Kim Si-Woo (Korea) 68 60 64 67 -16 Luke Donald (Britain) 65 68 64 67 -15 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 66 64 68 67 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 65 68 65 67 -14 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 66 68 64 68 Brett Stegmaier (U.S.) 66 67 69 64 Johnson Wagner (U.S.) 66 68 65 67 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 63 68 65 70 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 68 66 64 68 -13 Kevin Na (U.S.) 63 67 67 70 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 70 67 67 63 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 66 64 67 70 Bud Cauley (U.S. ...
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Jimmy Walker's caddie lives major win through boss's eyes
ABC News - 7 months
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- When Jimmy Walker and Andy Sanders met for the first time at Baltusrol in 2000, there was little debate over which Texas collegian was the better bet to someday win a major championship. Sanders was a two-time All-American and individual conference champion at Houston, and Walker was something less than that at Baylor. They had come to New Jersey for the U.S. Amateur and had stumbled into each other around the 10th tee on the Upper Course. Sanders remembered thinking that Walker could hit it a mile. Walker remembered thinking, "Wow, that's Andy Sanders. He's from Houston. He's really good." Sanders was good enough to outplay Graeme McDowell of Alabama-Birmingham in Conference USA. He was good enough to dream of doing exactly what his friend, Walker, did Sunday on the Lower Course at Baltusrol -- finish a surreal 36-hole day with enough patience, power and precision to seize his first major title at age 37. But.. ...
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Late Lytham lapse still haunts McDowell
Yahoo News - 8 months
By Tony Jimenez TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - European Ryder Cup hero Graeme McDowell goes into this week's 145th British Open looking to make amends for the day he let victory "slip through his fingers" in the 2012 edition at Royal Lytham. The Northern Irishman was in the thick of things toward the top of the leaderboard with nine holes to go four years ago but had to make do with a share of fifth place behind eventual winner Ernie Els after dropping four shots on the back nine. McDowell featured in the same final-round group as Adam Scott who dominated the tournament from day one before suffering an agonizing late slump that saw the Australian toss away a four-stroke lead over the closing four holes.
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Golf-European Tour Scottish Open scores
Yahoo News - 8 months
July 9 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Scottish Open at the par-72 course on Saturday in Inverness -12 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 70 66 68 -10 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 70 70 66 Matteo Manassero (Italy) 71 67 68 -9 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 71 66 70 Justin Walters (South Africa) 72 70 65 -8 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 70 70 68 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 70 69 69 -7 Romain Wattel (France) 73 71 65 -6 Richard Bland (Britain) 70 68 72 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 74 70 66 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 72 68 70 Chris Paisley (Britain) 73 68 69 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 72 66 72 Ricardo Gouveia (Portugal) ...
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Golf-European Tour Scottish Open scores
Yahoo News - 8 months
July 7 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Scottish Open at the par-72 course on Thursday in Inverness -3 Scott Hend (Australia) 69 Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 69 -2 Richard Bland (Britain) 70 Yang Yong-Eun (Korea) 70 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 70 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 70 Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 70 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 70 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 70 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 70 -1 Alexander Levy (France) 71 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 71 Richard Sterne (South Africa) 71 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 71 Craig Lee (Britain) 71 Luke Donald (Britain) 71 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 71 Matteo ...
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McDowell Among 11 Alternates Added to British Open
NYTimes - 8 months
Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari and Ryan Palmer are among 11 alternates added to the field for the British Open.
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Harrington steps up after McDowell rules out Rio
Yahoo News - 8 months
Padraig Harrington stepped up for Ireland on Thursday after compatriots Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy ruled out playing in Rio when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. "It would be a huge honor for me to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games, having played an active role in golf’s bid to be re-included in the Olympic Games program," said Harrington, a three times major champion, in a statement. World number four McIlroy announced his withdrawal on Wednesday because of fears over the Zika virus which can cause birth defects.
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McDowell sets Ryder Cup target
Yahoo News - 10 months
Graeme McDowell knows all too well his goal of qualifying automatically for a fifth straight Ryder Cup later this year hinges on competing this season in all four Majors. Unfortunately, McDowell has not yet qualified for July’s British Open at Royal Troon and where in 2004 he made his debut in golf’s oldest Major. It is the first occasion McDowell has started a new season not being exempt into the British Open since 2010 and on the back of earning a five-year exemption in winning earlier that year the US Open at Pebble Beach.
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Players Championship scores
Yahoo News - 10 months
May 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Players Championship at the par-72 course on Sunday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida -15 Jason Day (Australia) 63 66 73 71 -11 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 71 67 70 69 -10 Ken Duke (U.S.) 74 67 65 72 Colt Knost (U.S.) 72 63 74 69 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 71 67 72 68 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 70 68 75 65 -9 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 68 71 67 73 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 66 69 72 72 -8 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 72 70 69 69 Alex Cejka (Germany) 67 67 72 74 Daniel Berger (U.S. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Graeme McDowell
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In November 2015, McDowell won his third PGA Tour title at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
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    He finished the 2015 season at 160th in the FedEx Cup standings and was the first time he had missed out on qualifying for the playoffs since 2010.
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    McDowell endured one of his worst years as a professional during the 2015 season.
    More Details Hide Details In fifteen events on the PGA Tour, McDowell made only eight cuts, with just one top five finish, coming in his first tournament of the year. In this tournament, the WGC-HSBC Champions, he held the 18, 36 and 54 hole leads and began Sunday with a one stroke lead. He shot a final round of 73 and missed a birdie putt on the final hole, which would have earned him a place in the playoff.
  • 2014
    Age 34
    McDowell subsequently competed in the Race to Dubai Final Series events on the European Tour including a tie for third in the HSBC Champions. McDowell finished 14th in the Race to Dubai rankings on the European Tour in 2014.
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    McDowell qualified to represent Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup narrowly edging Stephen Gallacher for the final place based on Official World Golf Ranking points.
    More Details Hide Details At the Ryder Cup, he formed a successful partnership with Victor Dubuisson with comfortable wins the afternoon foursomes on Friday and Saturday. In the lead match of the Sunday singles, McDowell recovered from being 3 down to Jordan Spieth to win 2&1. With these wins Europe won the Ryder Cup.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    In his next event, Alstom Open de France, he recorded his only win of the season, defending the title he won in 2013 despite going into the final round 8 shots behind Kevin Stadler.
    More Details Hide Details Following this McDowell continued his good form at the Open Championship with a top-10 finish, and further top-10 finishes in his next two events at the RBC Canadian Open and the Bridgestone Invitational. At the PGA Championship, McDowell made the cut finishing in a tie of 46th, subsequently competing in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, however he failed to progress to the year end Tour Championship finishing outside the top-30 in 56th place.
    In July 2013, he won the Alstom Open de France, shooting a final round of 67 to finish four shots ahead of Richard Sterne.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014 McDowell continued to play on both the European Tour and PGA Tour. In the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship he made comebacks including winning the 18th in each of his first 3 matches before losing to eventual runner up Victor Dubuisson in the quarter finals. McDowell followed this up with a top-10 finish at the second World Golf Championship of the season at the Cadillac Championship, before missing the cut at the first major of the year at the Masters. McDowell made the cut at the U.S. Open and came close to a maiden national open win at the The Irish Open where he finished in a tie for 6th.
    In the 2013 U.S. Open he missed the cut; the event he had won in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details This was the first time that he had ever missed the cut in that event.
    In the 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship, he defeated Thongchai Jaidee, 2 & 1, to win.
    More Details Hide Details The win moved him to the top of the Race to Dubai and 7th in the world. He missed the cut in the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    McDowell hired interior designer Kristin Stape to work on his Lake Nona house: subsequently the pair began dating, and were engaged in October 2012. The couple married in a small ceremony in the Bahamas in September 2013. Kristin gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl, in August 2014.
    More Details Hide Details She has a child from a previous relationship. When quizzed on whether he'd represent Britain or Ireland at future Olympic events, McDowell stated: “I’m not bothered who I play for. I’ll be honoured to represent Britain or Ireland or both. I’m proud to play golf for Europe." On the subject of his nationality, he added: “Yes, I sit on the fence but why not? There’s no right or wrong answer. I’m always going to upset someone, so why not sit on the fence?” He often travels and practices with Rory McIlroy and Pádraig Harrington. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to golf. In January 2011 McDowell was photographed by Kevin Abosch for "The Face of Ireland" project.
    The following month, at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes, McDowell was in contention on Sunday for the second consecutive major.
    More Details Hide Details He had shot rounds of 67-69-67 during the first three days to be at seven under par and trail leader Adam Scott by four strokes in second place with Brandt Snedeker. McDowell played in the final group on Sunday for the second consecutive major championship and third time overall, alongside Scott. He had a disappointing round of 75 (+5) and was never in contention for the championship all afternoon. His challenge was ended at the par five 11th, when he snap hooked his second shot into the trees left and had to take a penalty drop, costing him a bogey. He finished the championship in a tie for 5th with fellow European Luke Donald. It was however his best ever placing at The Open Championship. In December, he won the World Challenge, beating Keegan Bradley by three shots. McDowell started the season on the PGA Tour at the Northern Trust Open, where he shot 73-72 to miss the cut. He played the following week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and reached the quarter-finals. It was his best ever showing at the tournament, beating Pádraig Harrington 2-up, Alexander Norén in 20 holes and Shane Lowry 3&2, before losing 1-down to Jason Day in the quarter-finals. McDowell played in The Honda Classic the week after and recorded his second consecutive top-10 with a T-9 finish. The next week he played in the final group with Tiger Woods in the WGC-Cadillac Championship and finished in a T-3 position.
    McDowell was runner up in May 2012 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship at the Finca Cortesin Golf Club, losing the final 1 down to Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts.
    More Details Hide Details In a tight match, McDowell was never more than 2 down but was never in front in the match either. After the match he admitted that the better player won and that he played poorly, shooting five over for the round. Previously in the knockout stages, McDowell had beaten Richard Finch 3&2, Sergio García on the 19th hole and Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2 up. In June 2012, the U.S. Open returned to California, when it was held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, less than 100 miles from Pebble Beach, the site of McDowell's 2010 U.S. Open victory. Again he was in contention after rounds of 69-72-68 on the first three days had positioned him at one under for the championship. He was tied for the lead going into the final day with Jim Furyk, both playing in the final group on Sunday. The second time in three years that McDowell had featured in the final group of the U.S. Open. Despite a disappointing front nine, where he found himself four over, he made several birdies on the back nine, including one on the 17th hole to trail by one shot with one hole to play. After a good drive and approach to the green, he was faced with a 25-foot putt to tie the lead and force a playoff, but narrowly missed it to the left and had to settle for a par.
    McDowell opened up the year with a third-place finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the European Tour in January. He finished two strokes behind winner Robert Rock. In March 2012, McDowell recorded his joint best finish on the PGA Tour outside of his U.S. Open win, when he finished as runner-up, five strokes behind Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
    More Details Hide Details This was the second time McDowell had been a runner-up on the PGA Tour. Two weeks later, McDowell had his best performance at The Masters, when he finished in a tie for 12th. He shot a final round of 68 to jump up inside the top 15.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    McDowell is a devoted Manchester United fan. In the buildup to the 2011 Masters Tournament he skipped the annual par-3 contest in order to watch a UEFA Champions League clash between United and Chelsea.
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    In May 2011, McDowell was in contention to win the PGA Tour's flagship event, The Players Championship, but shot a final round 79 to end his chances.
    More Details Hide Details He earned over a million dollars on the PGA Tour but could only finish the year 73rd in the FedEx Cup standings.
    McDowell had a solid but unspectacular season in 2011 where he did not record a win on either of the main tours.
    More Details Hide Details He finished third on four occasions, three on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour. McDowell finished the year 16th on the European Tour's Race to Dubai, his year consisting of 17 out of 18 cuts made and five top-10 finishes.
  • 2010
    Age 30
    On December 5, 2010, McDowell beat Tiger Woods in a playoff to win the 2010 Chevron World Challenge.
    More Details Hide Details McDowell and Martin Kaymer shared the European Tour Golfer of the Year award.
    He finished the 2010 season with another win at the Andalucía Valderrama Masters and was second behind Martin Kaymer in the 2010 Race to Dubai standings.
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    On Monday, 4 October 2010, McDowell was charged with putting to win on the 17th green of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
    More Details Hide Details His was the last match of the 12 player singles, with his opponent being Hunter Mahan, to win the tournament 14.5/13.5 for Europe, and it was his 5-foot putt that was conceded to give victory to Europe.
    McDowell embraced his father, Kenny, on Father's Day, and almost immediately called fellow golfer Rory McIlroy to joke about a possible partnership in the 2010 Ryder Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He celebrated with a large crowd, including the golfer Pádraig Harrington, in the United States. There were celebrations in his native Portrush as well when news of McDowell's win broke, with "the mother of all parties" planned to get underway in the town. The "famous win" set off "a brand new life" for McDowell, according to The Guardians golf correspondent, Lawrence Donegan. The Daily Telegraphs Mark Reason said: "The previous three tournaments in the United States have been won by Lee Westwood, Justin Rose English and now McDowell. It's an unprecedented surge and America must feel like it is being invaded". McDowell's manager, Conor Ridge, accepted bookings for American TV shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as a cameo role in Entourage. Shortly after winning the U.S. Open, McDowell joined the PGA Tour and earned a five-year exemption for winning a major.
    In June 2010, McDowell won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, becoming the first Northern Irishman to accomplish the feat, and the first European U.S. Open winner since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
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    In June 2010, McDowell won the Celtic Manor Wales Open by three shots.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 29
    Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    He played in the 2008 Ryder Cup, earning 2.5 points for the European team and finished the season ranked fifth on the Order of Merit.
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    In 2008 he returned to the winner's enclosure by winning first the Ballantine's Championship in South Korea, and then the Barclays Scottish Open.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    He failed, however, to finish in the top-150 in the 2006 PGA Tour money list, and decided to return to the European Tour for 2007.
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    McDowell managed two top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, including a tie for second place at the Bay Hill Invitational, which enabled him to earn enough money to become fully exempt on the PGA Tour in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    In 2005, he divided his time between the European and U.S. PGA Tours.
    More Details Hide Details He was not yet a full member of the PGA Tour, but his top-50 placing in the Official World Golf Ranking insured that he received invitations to play in many events in the United States.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    He did not win in his second season, but in 2004 he claimed the Telecom Italia Open and finished sixth on the European Tour's Order of Merit.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    McDowell turned professional in 2002 and won that season's Volvo Scandinavian Masters, which was only his fourth start on the European Tour.
    More Details Hide Details That win led to McDowell being given honorary life membership at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.
    As a senior with the Blazers in 2002, McDowell won six of twelve college events and the Haskins Award, given to the outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland team which retained the Walker Cup in 2001 at Sea Island, Georgia.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    He was also the first player from the United Kingdom to win a major championship since Paul Lawrie won The Open Championship in 1999, and the first Northern Irishman to win a major since Fred Daly won the 1947 Open Championship.
    More Details Hide Details McDowell was only the second European to win the U.S. Open since 1925. He rose to number 13 in the world rankings, then a career high, and became the eighth European in the top 15.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on July 30, 1979.
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