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Born: 1979-07-30, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Nationality: NIR
Height: 5' 10, Weight: 160lbs
Home: Orlando, Fla., and Portrush, Northern Ireland
College: University of Alabama-Birmingham & Queen's University
Turned Pro: 2002
Joined PGA Tour: 2005
Official World Golf Ranking: 49
Notes: McDowell ended a 40-year wait for a European winner at the U.S. Open when he claimed his first major title in 2010 at Pebble Beach. He joined Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, and Tiger Woods as winners of U.S. Opens played at the famous oceanside course. His victory was only the second major triumph at the time by a player from Northern Ireland, following Fred Daly (1947 British Open winner), who also came from Portrush. It was the first U.S. Open victory by a Europea...

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Graeme McDowell

McDowell ended a 40-year wait for a European winner at the U.S. Open when he claimed his first major title in 2010 at Pebble Beach. He joined Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite, and Tiger Woods as winners of U.S. Opens played at the famous oceanside course. His victory was only the second major triumph at the time by a player from Northern Ireland, following Fred Daly (1947 British Open winner), who also came from Portrush. It was the first U.S. Open victory by a European since Tony Jacklin in 1970. McDowell joined the elite company of UK golfers to have won the U.S. Open, alongside Harry Vardon (1900), Ted Ray (1920), Jim Barnes (1921), Tommy Armour (1927) and Jacklin (1970). His one-two finish with Frenchman Gregory Havret was the first by two Europeans since 1927, when Tommy Armour of Scotland finished 1st and England's Harry Cooper was runner-up.
The U.S. Open victory was McDowell's second win in a row. Two weeks earlier, he captured the Celtic Manor Wales Open with rounds of 64-63 over the weekend on The Twenty Ten Course, where three months later he held his nerve against Hunter Mahan to seal the victory for Europe at the Ryder Cup. Added a victory at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, but ultimately finished 2nd to Martin Kaymer in a battle for the European Order of Merit title.
McDowell was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, the middle child of three brothers. He picked up a golf club for the first time at age 7, when his dad, Kenny, would take him and younger brother Gary to the local pitch-and-putt course. At age 10, the boys were allowed to join Rathmore, the golf club that shares the world-famous links of Royal Portrush.
In a stellar amateur career, McDowell played a prominent role in Great Britain and Ireland's retention of the Walker Cup in 2001. He studied engineering at Queens University in Belfast, then transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he played college golf through the spring of 2002. As a senior with the Blazers in 2002, McDowell won six of 12 college events, as well as the Haskins Award, given to the outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States.
Won his first European Tour title in only his fourth start at the 2002 Scandinavian Masters, and finished 6th on the Order of Merit in 2004 after winning the Telecom Italia Open.
Won the inaugural Ballantines Championship in March 2008, sparking a terrific season that included a second victory at the Barclays Scottish Open and a Ryder Cup debut at Valhalla Golf Club.
Member of the 2001 Walker Cup Team. Member 2008, '10, '12 and '14 European Ryder Cup Teams.
Awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Years honors list.
2010 Notes: Won the U.S. Open and twice in Europe. Ended his year with a win at the unofficial Chevron World Challenge over Tiger Woods. Was also the hero of the Ryder Cup, helping the European Team win the clinching point.
2011 Notes: Made a career-high 16 starts on the PGA Tour. His 10 made cuts and three top-10s included a 3rd-place finish at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Decided not to defend his Chevron World Challenge title and instead played the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the Sunshine Tour, where he shot two 70s on the weekend to tie for 3rd at Gary Player C.C.
2012 Notes: Finished 2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational behind Tiger Woods. Also had a top-10 at the Honda Classic, and finished 12th at the Masters. On the European Tour, finished 3rd at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and runner-up to Nicolas Colsaerts at the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Played in the final group at both the U.S. Open and the British Open, where he finished T-2nd and T-5th, respectively. As a member of the European Ryder Cup team, had a 1-3-0 record.
2013 Notes: Broke his two-and-a-half-year victory drought with a win at the RBC Heritage, beginning a streak in which he also won at the Volvo World Match Play and French Open over seven starts. But in the other four starts, he missed the cut at the Players Championship, BMW PGA Championship, U.S. Open and the Irish Open. For the year, was 55th in the FedExCup race and 28th in the money race. Won twice on the European Tour, and finished 4th in the Race to Dubai.
2014 Notes: Finished T-6th at the Irish Open, and defended his title at the Alstom Open de France. On the PGA Tour, had eight top-10s, at the WGC-HSBC Champions (T-3rd), AT&T Pebble Beach (T-7th), WGC-Accenture Match Play (T-5th), WGC-Cadillac (T-9th), Arnold Palmer Invitational (T-10th), British Open (T-9th), RBC Canadian (T-9th) and WGC-Bridgestone (T-8th). Finished the PGA Tour year ranked 56th in the FedExCup standings and 41st on the money list. In 13 starts on the European Tour, he finished 14th in the Race to Dubai.
2015 Notes: Started the year with a T-3rd at the WGC-HSBC Champions. While practicing at the Valero Texas Open, though, he strained his left leg. Played the pro-am and first round with heavy strapping around it, but the pain was too much and he withdrew midway through the round. Doctors said he had a tendon strain, which affected his lower leg and ankle area. Because of the injury, he elected not to play at the Shell Houston Open and underwent treatments in Orlando. The leg was fine at the Masters and has not bothered him since. Ended his year 160th in the FedExCup rankings and 134th on the money list. On the European Tour, finished 68th in the Race to Dubai.
2016 Notes: Played in 21 PGA Tour events, making 11 cuts and finishing in the top-ten five times. In his first start of the season, McDowell tied the tournament-low 36 holes at OHL Classic at Mayakoba at 12-under-par 130. Parlayed his 36-hole lead into his third career PGA Tour victory via sudden death in a Monday finish, defeating Jason Bohn and Russell Knox with a birdie on the first extra hole. Claimed the victory in Mexico was incredibly significant as it came at a time when he was struggling with his game. Came back the following week and contended at The RSM Classic, where he shot rounds of 67-68-65-67, leading to a 15-under 267 total and 3rd-place finish (seven shots behind runaway winner Kevin Kisner). Capped an opening two-week stretch where he played his eight rounds at 33 under par. Following a 1-over 71 in the first round of The Honda Classic, posted three rounds in the 60s at PGA National to finish alone in 5th. Had a T-9th at the Players Championship and a T-5th at the Wyndham Championship. Was 48th in the FedEx Cup rankings and 33rd on the money list, his earnings of $2,596,170 was his best financial season on the PGA Tour. On the European Tour he played in 13 events, making 11 cuts. Was in the top-ten twice, T-4th at the British Masters and T-10th at the Scottish Open. Was 62nd in the Race to Dubai with euros571,617 in earnings.
2017 Notes: On the PGA Tour had four top-25 finishes in 17 starts, highlighted by a pair of T-14th finishes at the Honda Classic and Valspar Championship. Unable to advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, ending his season after the Wyndham Championship at 136th in the FedExCup standing. On the European Tour he played in 10 events, making 8 cuts,with his best finish was T-13th at the Dubai Desert Classic. Finished 137th in the Race to Dubai.
2018 Notes: Played in 20 PGA Tour events, making 13 cuts with one top-10 finish and four top-25 finishes. Best finish of the year was T-10th in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished 144th in the final FedExCup point race. Played in 9 European Tour events making 6 cuts with one top-ten, a T-5th at the Italian Open. Was 91st in the Race to Dubai.
2019 Notes: At the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club CHampionship won for the fourth time in his 215th start at the age of 39 years, 8 months and a day. He won by one shot over Chris Stroud and MacKenzie Hughes. Shot a final-round 66 to finish T-7th at the Valero Texas Open. It marked his first back-to-back top-10s on the PGA Tour since winning the 2015 Mayakoba Golf Classic and finishing 3rd at The RSM Classic. With a 29-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole McDowell finished T-8th at the RBC Canadian Open and he earned a spot to play in the British Open being held in his home country of Northern Ireland.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 475, Cuts Made: 345 (73%), Top Tens: 90 (19%) , Rounds: 1562, Scoring Avg: 70.95, Career Earnings: $36,218,144 - Best Finish: 1st (14 times)
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Career Totals for Graeme McDowell per Year
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Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5s % Top 10s % Top 25s % Rnds 1st Rd2nd Rd3rd Rd4th RdPre CutPost CutAll RndsP/RBi/RE/RBo/REarnings
Year Starts Cuts Made % Wins % Top 5 % Top 10 % Top 25 % Rnds 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd 4th Rd Pre Cut Post Cut All Rds P/R Bi/R E/R Bo/R Earnings
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Stats: P/R=Pars per Round, Bi/R = Birdies per Round, E/R = Eagles per Round, Bo/R = Bogeys per Round. Only provided on last 3, 5 or 10 year reports.