Graeme McDowell turned professional in 2002. The Northern Irish golfer since has seen 3 PGA Tour wins and 7 European Tour wins.

Birthday 30/07/1979

Birthplace Portrush, Northern Ireland

Official World Golf Ranking 53rd

Height 5 ft, 11 in

Studied University of Alabama-Birmingham

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 12th (2012)
US Open – 1st (2010)
Open Championship – 5th (2012)
PGA Championship – 10th (2009)

Graeme McDowell made the headlines after winning the US Open in June 2010. He finished on Even Par after the four days of action, one shot ahead of France’s Gregory Havret. Victory at Pebble Beach ensured McDowell became Europe’s first US champion for 40 years.

The Portrush native became the first Northern Irishman to win a major since Fred Daly won the open back in 1947 at Hoylake. He also became the first player from the United Kingdom to win a major since Paul Lawrie’s victory at Carnoustie in the Open in 1999.

2010 carried on in the same fashion for McDowell after carrying Europe over the line in the Ryder Cup. In the Celtic Manor Resort Classic, his 3&1 victory over Hunter Mahan gave Europe a remarkable 14 ½ to 13 ½ victory over the United States to regain the trophy.







McDowell made his Ryder Cup debut in 2008 at Valhalla in a 16 ½ to 11 ½ defeat to the Americans but impressed as one of Nick Faldo’s wildcards. As a result, McDowell has played in three more Ryder Cups, winning two of them.

Just a few weeks back, McDowell won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, edging out Russell Knox and Jason Bohn in a play-off. McDowell confirmed victory on the first extra hole to knock in a birdie to clinch his first win since the French Open last July. McDowell will be eager to take this impressive form into the new year.


Graeme McDowell Bunker play tips – 1. Set Up The set-up is key to your ability to be able to play the bunker shot well. You create added loft on the club by leaning the shaft back at address, rather than pointing the face to the right of your target.…

McDowell 80 yard pitch

People often don’t realise that 60% of a professional golfer’s practice time is spent hitting shots from inside 130 yards. That’s certainly the case for me and having a short game is massive, especially when you are under pressure. I grew up playig a lot of links golf. With the…

McDowell 100 yard tip

To be a great pitcher of the ball you need options. With pin positions and ground conditions varying so greatly from golf course to golf course, you need two options to hit every key yardage – one that flies high and stops quickly and another that comes in lower and…

Graeme McDowell wins Alstom Open de France

Graeme McDowell fired a superb final round of 67 to beat Thongchai Jaidee and Kevin Stadler by a single stroke and defend the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. McDowell began the final day eight shots behind Stadler but the American struggled during the last round,…