Baby Azalea? Not likely, says G-Mac

Graeme McDowell insists he won’t be naming his baby daughter after any of the holes at Augusta National after suffering yet more Masters misery.

The Portrush man missed the cut for the fifth time in seven starts even though he had the latest ultra-sound picture of his unborn daughter stuck in his yardage book for inspiration.

G-Mac grinned: “I had her ultrasound picture on the back of my yardage book trying to spur me on the last two days.

“She’s my inspiration and she’s due at the end of August but she couldn’t pull daddy out of it there.“

McDowell and his wife Kristin have yet to decide on a name but it’s unlikely to have any connection with the Masters.

G-Mac said: “The list of names is quite long but it won’t be Azalea or Georgia or Dogwood or anything like that, I promise you.”

A second round 78 saw McDowell miss the cut by two shots and he knows that he’s unlikely ever to win the Masters until he can lose his fear of the greens.

He said: “There will be no green jacket in my wardrobe any time in the near future. I have got some work to do before I can win around this place.

“The second you lose confidence and get a little scared of it, it beats the c**p out you. I putted diabolically for two days, if I am to be honest with myself.

“But what can I do? I can’t skip it. It’s the Masters so I am going to play.”

Refusing to give up, he added: “I will find way around here some year. I will. I know in my heart I will. It is a hard golf course but I will be back. I am always learning and I will bank what I have learned this week."