McDowell: "An amateur winning this week wouldn't surprise you"

McDowell: "An amateur winning this week wouldn't surprise you"
 NCAA and US Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau

NCAA and US Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau

Graeme McDowell believes the new generation of young guns is set to dominate the game.

While the big three of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are the men to beat, the Ulsterman is tipping a new crop of 20 somethings to take over soon.

Looking at Masters race, G-Mac said: “I think that's the game of golf in general right now. It's wide open. An amateur winning this week wouldn't surprise you. For me that’s the theme of the game right now. 

“If the amateur Bryson DeChambeau was on the leaderboard at the week-end it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. It's the way the game of golf is now. 

“You've got young, strong, fearless professional golfers running around and it doesn't matter if you're, twenty or 40, it's an amazing game and I think we're going to see that trend going forward.”

Amateur invitees

  • Bard, Derek United States
  • Chaplet, Paul Costa Rica
  • DeChambeau, Bryson United States
  • Jin, Cheng China
  • Langasque, Romain France
  • Schmitz, Sammy United States