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Graeme McDowell |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/30/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 168
College: Alabama-Birmingham

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Graeme McDowell settled for a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in his opening round of the BMW Championship.
After getting brushed off the course due to Thursday's weather delay, McDowell returned to Cherry Hills this morning to polish off his first round. It was his first as a father; his daughter was born on Aug. 25. He sat out last week's Deutsche Bank Championship and slid to 53rd in the FedExCup standings. G-Mac hit only 11 greens in regulation in his first loop of Cherry Hills and saved par just twice while squaring five bogeys. His only notable conversion fell in for birdie from 37'3" at the par-4 fourth hole. Sep 5 - 1:31 PM

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In a post-tournament interview at the PGA Championship on Aug. 10, Graeme McDowell laid out his schedule for the FedExCup Playoffs, which overlaps the timing of the scheduled birth of his first child.

We've known for months that G-Mac's wife was going to deliver in August, but the baby controls the schedule. For now, he's in the field at Ridgewood Country Club for The Barclays. "Boston week [Deutsche Bank Championship] we have the baby coming so I'm going to take Boston week off and then I'll be in Colorado [for the BMW Championship], hopefully in Atlanta [TOUR Championship] and hopefully Gleneagles [Ryder Cup], kind of the tentative schedule subject to change," he said at Valhalla 10 days ago. McDowell enters the Playoffs slotted 43rd in points. Assuming he skips the DBC, the pressure is on to make the cut at The Barclays. For example, Ken Duke opened the 2012 Playoffs as the 42-seed. He then went 0-for-2 to drop to 76th, so he didn't advance to the BMW. But back in 2009, Nathan Green started 41st, missed two cuts and dropped to only 65th. Regardless, expect a solid performance from the Ulsterman this week.
Aug 20 - 6:52 PM

Graeme McDowell turned in a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to end his week inside the top 10 at 7-under 273.

The Ulsterman got things going with a 44-yard chip-in eagle on the par-5 second hole and really never looked back. Of his three birdies, his 21'9" effort on the par-4 eight hole stands as an additional highlight. He suffered his lone bogey on the par-4 ninth after he failed to recover from a poor drive. He enters the PGA Championship at Valhalla in solid form.
Aug 3 - 6:40 PM

Graeme McDowell signed for a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open.

G-Mac had a colorful scorecard today, circling five birdies while giving three back along the way. The Englishman continued his struggle on the greens at Royal Montreal, making just two putts outside of five feet during his final round and adding in a three-putt on the par-4 third. Despite the putting woes, McDowell still held on at 9-under 271 for his seventh top 10 of this PGA TOUR season.
Jul 27 - 4:22 PM

Graeme McDowell failed to make a move as he signed for an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open, reaching the 54-hole mark at 7-under 203.

Entering the week as the number one putter on TOUR, McDowell finished the third round surprisingly ranked 52nd in the field in strokes gained-putting. With just 12 par breakers on the week, G-Mac will have to ditch his conservative play style if he wants to catch Jim Furyk at the top. Given his lack of putts made this week, that is certainly an area he could improve upon come Sunday.
Jul 26 - 6:10 PM

Graeme McDowell spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-34=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 7-under 133, three strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

G-Mac admitted to some fatigue in his post-round interview on Golf Channel on Thursday, but it's not affecting his performance inside the ropes. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling today and circled five birdies, four of which from outside 14 feet. The longest stretched 20'11" at the par-4 18th. His most impressive par save rolled in from 11'9" at 13. It's worth noting that McDowell also holed out from the fairway for eagle from 213 yards at the par-4 11th in his opening round.
Jul 25 - 1:03 PM

Graeme McDowell departs Royal Liverpool with a final-round 5-under-par 34-33=67 at The Open Championship to end his week at 10-under 278.

McDowell spread three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey across his first 13 holes at Hoylake, but caught fire at the finish. He followed birdies on 14, 15 and 16 up with an eagle at the par-5 18th. He improved his score every day, backing up an opening-round 74 with a 69, 68 and a 67. While it won't be good enough for a Claret Jug, he is in the mix for a top 10.
Jul 20 - 12:38 PM

Graeme McDowell lit up Royal Liverpool for a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the third round of The Open Championship to join Darren Clarke in the clubhouse lead at 5-under 211.

The Ulsterman was an afterthought after squaring two bogeys and circling just one birdie on his outward nine at Hoylake, but caught fire on the back. It started with a birdie at the par-5 10th, and the momentum continued wit birdies at 11, 14, 15 and 18. He was a logical pick for daily gamers on Saturday with bad weather expected. While the storms didn't materialize, he still delivered for those that called his number.
Jul 19 - 9:09 AM

Graeme McDowell successfully defended his title at the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris.

G-Mac began the finale eight strokes back of Kevin Stadler, who was poised for the wire-to-wire victory. Instead, the American blew up for a 5-over-par 41-35=76 to settle for a share of runner-up honors with Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee. McDowell, who played in the fifth-to-last pairing, closed with a 4-under 34-33=67 that included a bogey-5 at the 72nd hole. He posted 5-under 279. Stadler stood over a par putt inside the leather at the last to force a playoff, but he clunked it by. It's the Ulsterman's 10th European Tour title. He's now officially exempt into the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Jul 6 - 11:18 AM

Graeme McDowell posted 2-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the 114th U.S. Open, good for a share of the clubhouse lead.

He hasn't been playing great golf relatively speaking of late, and he's likely distracted by the imminent birth of his first child (due in August), but the 2010 champ and 2012 co-runner-up loves himself this tournament. He converted an eagle at the par-5 fifth in a bounce-back from his only bogey of the day at 4. G-Mac added a birdie-3 at 14. He parred the rest of the course.
Jun 12 - 1:04 PM

The opening round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic was suspended for darkness at 8:12 p.m. CT.

They played until sunset at TPC Southwind, but they had to. A weather delay of two-and-a-half hours this afternoon prevented the conclusion of the first round today. When play is scheduled to resume on Friday at 7:00 a.m., Graeme McDowell will be sizing up a 173-yard approach from the fairway at the par-4 17th hole. He's 1-under-par on the round with four birdies and three bogeys. A total of 60 golfers were stranded tonight; all have completed at least 10 holes. G-Mac made news to taking a pass on the BMW PGA Championship two weeks ago. He cited his responsibility to remain home with his pregnant wife even though she's not due until August. The SJC is his first of a planned three consecutive weeks on the road.
Jun 5 - 9:52 PM

Graeme McDowell alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's practicing for three consecutive weeks of competition.

This means that he'll return to action at next week's FedEx St. Jude Classic. The U.S. Open and Irish Open will ensue in that order. When he elected not to tee it up in last week's BMW PGA Championship by citing that he was going to spend time with his pregnant wife, it was a tenuous excuse at best given she's not due until August, but it's still good news today that he's set to play TPC Southwind where he shared ninth place in his debut in 2009.
May 30 - 2:50 PM

Graeme McDowell will not compete in next week's BMW PGA Championship due to his decision to stay home in Florida with his pregnant wife.

The couple's first child isn't due until August, so it's an interesting decision. He's missed the cut in each of his last three tries at Wentworth, but the BMW is the flagship event on the European Tour. "I very much appreciated Graeme taking the time to phone me personally to tell me he wouldn’t be at Wentworth," said European Tour chief executive George O’Grady. "But the fact that he wants to spend time with Kristen, who will not be able to travel for the next three months, is entirely understandable." For the time being, McDowell is scheduled to play again at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on June 5-8.
May 15 - 12:18 PM

Graeme McDowell opened his title defense of the RBC Heritage with an even-par 37-34=71.

If not for a late mini-flurry, this would have been out of control. He played his first 12 holes in birdie-free 3-over before wrangling three birdies and three pars on the final third of the round. His set included conventional conversions from 14'1" and 10'4" at the fourth and ninth holes, respectively. McDowell also rolled in a birdie from the fringe 13 yards away at 7. And we can't ignore the par save from 11'9" at the par-3 14th. He's only five strokes off the clubhouse lead. It's worth adding that he opened last year's title with the same score.
Apr 17 - 2:11 PM

Graeme McDowell solved the riddle of Harbour Town Golf Links in 2013 and is back to defend his RBC Heritage title this week.

G-Mac had a suspect record in his first three trips to Hilton Head, missing one of his three cuts and failing to crack the top 60 in the others. On paper, he is seemingly a great fit for this course. He ranks first on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained-putting and is inside the top 20 in driving accuracy and proximity. Other than the pressures and distractions that always come with defending, there is no reason to think he won't play well this time around.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 14 - 9:22 PM