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Graeme McDowell holds off Dustin Johnson to win Saudi event

[ad_1] KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Graeme McDowell shot a steady level-par 70 to win the Saudi International by two strokes on Sunday for his first European Tour title since 2014. McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open winner at windy Pebble Beach, protected his lead on a breezy afternoon by the Red Sea to card a 12-under 268 total, holding off late pressure by defending champion Dustin Johnson.
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McDowell takes 3rd-round lead at Saudi International

[ad_1] KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Six years after combining brilliantly for Europe in the Ryder Cup, Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson will play together in the final group at the Saudi International on Sunday. McDowell birdied four of his last seven holes – including the 18th – to shoot 4-under 66 in the third round and claim a one-stroke lead on 12-under 198 overall at Royal
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McDowell, Green card 64 to share lead at Saudi International

[ad_1] KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Graeme McDowell and Gavin Green shared the lead at the Saudi International on Thursday by shooting 6-under 64 in the first round. McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion at Pebble Beach, birdied the final three holes despite strong afternoon winds sweeping the course next to the Red Sea. Five players were one shot behind at 5 under, including 2016 British Open
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Jack McDowell says Tony La Russa had sign-stealing system with White Sox in ’80s

[ad_1] Former Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell on Friday accused Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa of having a camera-aided sign-stealing system installed when he was with the Chicago White Sox in the late 1980s.McDowell, who made his major league debut for the White Sox in 1987 and pitched for 12 seasons in the majors, never played for La Russa, who was fired by the White Sox during
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The Latest: McDowell posts 68 in 3rd round at Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Graeme McDowell didn’t go quite as low as he wanted to get back in the mix at the British Open, but the Portrush native moved in the right direction. McDowell hit his approach to 2 feet on the 18th for his fifth birdie in a round of 3-under 68. That put him at
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McDowell makes the cut before home crowd at Royal Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday in the British Open was make the cut. And he felt it. “Anytime you’re trying to make a cut on a Friday afternoon, especially at a major championship, you’re always a little tight, a
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A homecoming for McDowell, the golfing son of Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Inside the entrance to Rathmore Golf Club, just past a sign offering umbrellas for sale on a rainy day, sits a replica of the U.S. Open trophy the club’s favorite son won at Pebble Beach in 2010. A large painting of Graeme McDowell hangs next to the bar, just in case anyone at the working man’s club on the grounds of the more exclusive
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2010 champ McDowell on the upswing on return to Pebble Beach

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Instead of winning more majors, Graeme McDowell has been focused on qualifying for them. And instead of enjoying what could have been the prime of his playing days on cruise control, McDowell has had to buckle down simply to keep his career going. It was nine years ago that the up-and-comer from Northern Ireland donned his grey cardigan on Sunday at Pebble Beach, then
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Another clutch 6-iron for McDowell leads to big win

[ad_1] Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages. The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter Mahan. McDowell had a 1-up lead when he hit 6-iron to 15 feet for a birdie that gave