Team Europe Profile: Graeme McDowell


Graeme McDowell

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 33
Hometown: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Birthplace: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Birthdate: July 30, 1979
Turned Professional: 2002

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 2008, 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 8
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 4-2-2
Singles (W-L-H): 2-0-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 1-1-1
Fourballs (W-L-H): 1-1-1
Total Points Won: 5
Total Points Won Point %: 62.5

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
2008: Valhalla Golf Club
United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: McDowell/Harrington lost to Mickelson/Kim (2 holes)
Day 2 Foursomes: McDowell/Jiménez (halved) with Leonard/Mahan
Day 2 Fourballs: McDowell/Poulter beat Perry/Furyk (1 hole)
Singles: McDowell beat Cink (2 & 1)
 
 
2010: Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Session 1: Fourballs: McDowell/McIlroy (halved) with Cink/Kuchar
Session 2:  Foursomes: McDowell/McIlroy lost to Cink/Kuchar (1 hole)
Session 3: Foursomes: McDowell/McIlroy beat Johnson/Mahan (3 & 1)
Singles: McDowell beat Mahan (3 & 1) 

 

PLAYER NOTES

* Returns to the Ryder Cup fold for the third time – 2008, 2010 (winners)
* Clinched the cup for Europe in 2010 thanks to a clutch point earned at the foot of the field against Hunter Mahan
* Formed a strong partnership with countrymen, and friend, Rory McIlroy last time out earning 1.5 points from three
* Became the first European to win the US Open Championship for 40 years at Pebble Beach in 2010
* That season he also won the Celtic Manor Wales Open as well as the Andalucía Valderrama Masters on The European Tour
* Was part of the victorious GB&I Walker Cup team at Kiawah Island in 2001
* Ranked as the Number One Collegiate Golfer in the United States the same year, winning six events from 12 starts with a record stroke average of 69.6, beating the previous best set by Luke Donald and Tiger Woods

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 7
2002 Volvo Scandinavian Masters
2004 61st Telecom Italia Open (play-off)
2008 Ballantine’s Championship (play-off), Barclays Scottish Open
2010 Celtic Manor Wales Open, US Open Championship, Andalucia Valderrama Masters
Other Tournament Victories: Total 1
2010 Chevron World Challenge (USA)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Volvo World Match Play Championship
Best finish:  2nd - 2012
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record
Record: Played 9, Won 6, Lost 2, Halved 1, Points 6½