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Encyclopedia > Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell
Personal Information
Birth 30 July 1979 (1979-07-30) (age 28)
Portrush, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg)
Nationality Flag of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Residence Portrush, Northern Ireland
College University of Alabama at Birmingham
Career
Turned Pro 2002
Current tour European Tour
Professional wins 3 (European Tour: 3)
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters CUT: 2005
U.S. Open T30: 2007
British Open T11: 2005
PGA Championship T37: 2006
Awards
Haskins Award 2002

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McDowell was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Like an increasing number of promising junior UK golfers McDowell took a golf scholarship at an American university. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, he won the Haskins Award for most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. In 2001 he was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland team which retained the Walker Cup at Sea Island in Georgia. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... This article is about the constituent country. ... The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The university is part of the three-member University of Alabama System, which includes the University of Alabamas main campus located in Tuscaloosa (UA) and the University of Alabama... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Haskins Award is presented annually by the Haskins Commission to honor the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... Sea Island may refer to: Sea Island (British Columbia), an island in Richmond, British Columbia that contains Vancouvers major airport. ...


McDowell turned professional in 2002 and won that season's Volvo Scandinavian Masters, which was only his fourth start on the European Tour. He didn't win in his second season, but in 2004 he claimed the Telecom Italia Open and finished sixth on the European Tour Order of Merit. In 2005 he divided his time between the European and PGA Tours. He was not yet a full member of the PGA Tour but his top 50 placing in the Official World Golf Rankings ensured he received invitations to play in many events in the U.S. and McDowell managed two top ten finishes on the PGA Tour including tied second place at the Bay Hill Invitational which earned him enough money to become fully exempt on the PGA Tour in 2006. The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The Italian Open golf championship, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Telecom Italia Open is the Italian national golf open for men. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ...


However he failed to finish in the top 150 in the 2006 PGA Tour money list and decided to return to the European Tour in 2007.


In 2008 he competed in the Ballantine's Championship in Korea in which his score was 24 under par. This went into a playoff in which he won and fetched a paycheck for € 333,300 and putting him in 4th on the Ryder Cup points list. The Ballantines Championship is a golf tournament which will be played for the first time on 13-16 March 2008 at Pinx Golf Club on the island of Jeju in South Korea. ...

Contents

Amateur wins (5)

  • 1996 Ulster Boys Championship
  • 1999 Irish Youths Championship
  • 2000 Irish Amateur Close Championship, Irish Youths Championship, World Universities Championship

Professional wins (3)

European Tour wins (3)

The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The Italian Open golf championship, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Telecom Italia Open is the Italian national golf open for men. ... The Ballantines Championship is a golf tournament which will be played for the first time on 13-16 March 2008 at Pinx Golf Club on the island of Jeju in South Korea. ...

Results in major championships

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Masters DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T80 T48 T30 DNP
The Open Championship CUT T11 T61 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T37 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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Team appearances

Amateur

  • Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2001 (winners)
  • Palmer Cup: (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2000 (winners), 2001

The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Palmer Cup is an annual eight man team golf competition between American college golfers and European college/university golfers. ...

Professional

  • Seve Trophy: (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2005 (winners)
  • Royal Trophy (representing Europe): 2006 (winners)

The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland. ... The Royal Trophy is a mens professional team golf tournament which was played for the first time in January 2006 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the European Tour's official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Graeme McDowell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
Graeme McDowell (born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, 30 July 1979) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who divides his time between the European Tour and the PGA Tour.
He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1998 to 2002 and was ranked number one collegiate golfer in the United States.
McDowell turned professional in 2002 and won that season's Volvo Scandinavian Masters, which was only his fourth start on the European Tour.
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