GRAEME McDOWELLNORTHERN IRELAND
Boasting a career high as position no.4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, McDowell has had an impressive golfing career to date. Starting at the age of 8 or 9 playing at Rathmore Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland, by 2001 McDowell was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland team, having already won the Haskins Award at college. In 2002 McDowell turned professional, winning the Volvo Scandinavian Masters that same year.
Skipping forward to 2010, he was the first Northern Irishman to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and also the first European winner since 1970. In the same year, McDowell helped Europe win the Ryder Cup and with great results in further competitions including beating Tiger Woods in the 2010 Chevron World Challenge, by the end of 2010 McDowell was ranked at no.6 in the world.
In 2013, he won his first regular PGA Tour event at the RBC Heritage which was his first tour win since 2010, and in 2016, McDowell was the winner of the 2016 OLH Classic at Mayakoba.
Additional victories as a professional include 8 European Tours and a further Chevron World Challenge. He is also a three-time member of the European Ryder Cup team.
More recently, Graeme McDowell won his 4th PGA Tour title at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic in 2019, and in 2020, he won the Saudi International with a score of 12 under par.