Who's who in golf - Graeme McDowell


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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).


Did you know?

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

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. McDowell (N.Ire) beat Thomas Levet (Fr) at the fourth playoff hole. Event 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. Second-placed Trevor Immelman (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McDowell (N.Ire). [King's course, Kungsängen GC, nr Stockholm].

 

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