Graeme Mc Dowell - What's in the Bag?
ONE MORNING in June encapsulated how the word is indeed a village. Graeme McDowell – with his father, Kenny, close-by – stood on the waterfront overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Cannery Row and switched and swapped mobile phones with his manager Conor Ridge as one radio station after another, tea-time in Europe and breakfast-time on the west coast in the United States, sought a piece of the new US Open champion.
McDowell’s US Open triumph, though, captured, more than any other, the universality of golf. Here was a player who had honed his game as a youngster playing out of Rathmore Golf Club, an ordinary club with two extraordinary courses at Portrush on its doorstep, with his uncle Uel as his first swing coach and an education on a golfing scholarship in the USA, finding a way to claim one of golf’s greatest prizes. Not only that, the manner of McDowell’s win at the famed Pebble Beach links left no room for anyone to question his right to the major: he played the best golf, demonstrated the strongest mental fortitude. 3 months later this fortitude from Mc Dowell allowed him to shoot a superb birdie in the Ryder cup and lead Europe to victory.
In October 2010, Graeme did it yet again with a superb win at the Valdarrama Master's championship in Spain.
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