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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
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Graeme McDowell wins at Corales Puntacana Resort

[ad_1] PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2016, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes. “This is big. This is big. … It’s been a rough few years,” said McDowell, the 39-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland. McDowell took the lead from Stroud
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McDowell shoots 64 to take lead in Dominican Republic

[ad_1] PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Graeme McDowell one-putted the first 15 greens Saturday and shot his second straight 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. Winless since 2016, the 39-year-old major champion from Northern Ireland had a 15-under 201 total. He opened with a 73. “I’ve been seeing these Paspalum greens pretty well early in the week, but
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Suarez, McDowell scuffle after on-track incident

[ad_1] AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and both drivers had to be forcibly restrained Friday after they were eliminated while jockeying for position in the first round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway.Just about everybody waited until the last couple minutes of the 10-minute qualifying session before exiting pit road, creating chaos on the mile-long track. Suarez and McDowell