McDowell in US Open limbo after Celtic Manor hell
Golfers hate the unexpected, whether it be a shank, a socket or a round of 81 out of the blue when challenging for a title on what should be their favourite course on the planet.
But that’s exactly what happened to Graeme McDowell in the third round of the Saab Wales Open - a series of blow ups, accidents and meltdowns so bizarre that he admits afterwards that he is asking himself some serious questions about his mental game with less than two weeks to go before he defends the US Open title at Congressional.
McDowell and McGrane start well in Wales
Defending champion Graeme McDowell enjoyed a successful return to Celtic Manor as he matched Damien McGrane’s 67 to share sixth place in the Saab Wales Open.
The US Open champion’s steady, four under par effort left him three shots behind South African Keith Horne on his first visit to the course since his Ryder Cup winning heroics last October.
McDowell returns to ground zero
Graeme McDowell is banking on some Welsh wizardry to help break through a mental barrier ahead of his US Open defence.
The Ulsterman defends his Welsh Open title at Celtic Manor hoping to rediscover the magical putting touch that sparked the best season of his career into life last term.