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Name: - Graeme McDowell
Country: - Northern Ireland
Born : - July 30th, 1979 in Portrush, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Original Home/Club: - Rathmore GC (whose members play on the Valley course, Royal Portrush GC).
Occupation: - Professional golfer; restaurateur.
Turned Pro: - 2002
Web Address: - http://www.graememcdowell.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Srixon, Verizon, RBC, Audemars Piguet.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (2010). Walker Cup player (2001). Ryder Cup player (2008, '10, '12, '14). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and Asian Tours. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2011).

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As an amateur Graeme McDowell studied at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2002 he received the Haskins Award, as the No.1 ranked collegiate golfer in the USA. He won 6 out of 12 events with a stroke average of 69.6, beating the previous scoring average records set by Luke Donald and Tiger Woods. | Graeme is often referred to as "G-Mac".

Top tournaments won by Graeme McDowell

2019Men AmericaPuntacana ChampionshipPuntacana Resort270 (-18)$540,000
Played as the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (March 28-31). Second-placed Mackenzie Hughes (Can) and Chris Stroud (USA) finished 1 shot behind McDowell (N.Ire). [Corales course, Puntacana Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic].
2015Men AmericaMayakoba ClassicMayakoba Resort266 (-18)$1,116,000
Played as the OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Nov 12-15, 2015; PGA Tour 2015/16 season). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Russell Knox (Scot) and Jason Bohn (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). Monday finish required after bad weather during the weekend. [El Camaleón course, Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico].
2014Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National279 (-5)€500,000
Played as the Alstom Open de France (July 3-6). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Kevin Stadler (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion McDowell (N.Ire). McDowell came from 8 shots behind Stadler, who held a four shot lead going into the final round. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
2013Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National275 (-9)€500,000
Played as the Alstom Open de France (July 4-7). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 4 shots behind McDowell (N.Ire). [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
2013Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town275 (-9)$1,044,000
Played as the RBC Heritage (April 18-21). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
2013Men EuropeWorld Match PlayThracian Cliffs2 & 1€800,000
Played as the Volvo World Match Play Championship (May 16-19). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Thracian Cliffs G&BC, Kavarna, Bulgaria].
2012Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC271 (-17)$1,000,000
Played as the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual (Nov 29-Dec 2; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Keegan Bradley (USA) finished 3 shots behind McDowell (N.Ire). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2010Men EuropeAndalucia MastersValderrama281 (-3)€500,000
Played as the inaugural Andalucía Valderrama Masters (Oct 28-31). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den), Gareth Maybin (N.Ire) and Damien McGrane (Ire) finished 2 shots behind McDowell (N.Ire). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
2010Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) and Martin Kaymer (Ger) jointly won the European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators. The panel felt both players achieved equally outstanding results in 2010.
2010Men MajorsUS OpenPebble Beach284 (E)$1,350,000
The US Open (110th) (June 17-20). Second-placed Gregory Havret (Fra) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner McDowell (N.Ire). [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].
2010Men EuropeWales OpenCeltic Manor269 (-15)€350,940
Played as the Celtic Manor Wales Open on the Twenty Ten course (June 3-6). Second-placed Rhys Davies (Wales) finished 3 shots behind McDowell (N.Ire), who shot a final round 63 in response to Davies's final round and course record 62. [Twenty Ten course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
2010Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC272 (-16)$1,200,000
Played as the Chevron World Challenge (Dec 2-5; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Tiger Woods (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. The result left Tiger without a win in 2010, his first winless season since turning professional in 1996. [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2008Men AsiaBallantine's Ch'shipPinx GC264 (-24)US$511,096
Played as the inaugural Ballantine's Championship (March 13-16; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) beat Jeev Milkha Singh (India) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Pinx GC, Jeju Island, S Korea].
2008Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond271 (-13)€631,045
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 10-13). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA) finished 2 shots behind McDowell (N.Ire). [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].
2004Men EuropeItalian OpenCastello Tolcinasco197 (-19)€200,000
Played as the Telecom Italian Open (Apr 29-May 2). McDowell (N.Ire) beat Thomas Levet (Fr) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Castello Tolcinasco GC, Pieve Emanuele, nr Milan].
2002Men EuropeScandinavian MastersKungsangen270 (-14)€316,660
Played as the Volvo Scandinavian Masters (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Trevor Immelman (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McDowell (N.Ire). [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].


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