McDowell rallies against to beat Mahan

There must have been a time during the first round of the World Golf Championship – Accenture Match Play Championship between Hunter Mahan and Graeme McDowell where the Northern Irishman must have thought that his run of luck had finally disappeared.

Having rallied two times during the previous two rounds even to reach the third round, McDowell found himself two shots behind the American with just two holes left to play after he missed a couple of eight foot putts from close range. And he must have thought that was it for him, especially considering that the American had lost just four times from the previous eighteen matches at Dove Mountain.

McDowell stated that he really thought he had blown it as he walked off the 16th green. He also mentioned that he thought he must have had no chance to get another chance at it. But after rallying to take the match with yet another rally, Graeme McDowell admitted that he had used all his nine lives during the tie and then some as well.

And he also felt a bit of guilt, mentioning that he feels he has been robbing these other guys of hard earned victories. He mentioned that he is not embarrassed because it’s the wrong word but he does feel some guilt about it.

Graeme McDowell is someone that understands these situations, considering how many times he has put his opponents in these situations and when asked what he said to Hunter Mahan after the win, the Northern Irishman mentioned that he felt for him. He stated he didn’t say sorry to Mahan because that would have been arrogance on his part but he understood what he went through and felt for his situation at not winning after trying so hard throughout the first round tie.

Who Brought Back The Europeans After 40 Years

The Northern Ireland golfer, Graeme McDowell plays both European Tour and PGA Tour. McDowell became a popular in helping his team win the US Open that was held in the year 2010 at pebble Beach. With this win, the drought that was going on for the Europeans for almost 40 years came to an end. Graeme has bagged victory for nine European Tour events and two events of the OGA tour. He has also represented the team of Ireland at the World Cup Tournaments. On three occasions Graeme McDowell has been a member of the European Ryder Cup team. The official World Golf Ranking has always showed McDowell in the top ten. His best ranking has been 4, which was in the year 2011 from January to March.

McDowell started off as a professional in the year 2002 and also won the Volvo Scandinavian Masters for the season held in that year. He did not record a win in the second season. However, again in 2004 he won the Telecom Italia Open and also finished sixth on the Order of Merit for the European Tour. In 2005 the player had to divide time for both PGA and European tours. In the 2006 PGA tour he could not manage to finish in the top 150. 2007 saw him returning to the European Tour. He returned amongst the winners in 2008 once again by winning the Ballantine’s Championship, South Korea followed by the Barclays Scottish Open. In the Ryder Cup of that year, he earned 2.5 points for the European team and ranked fifth in the order of merit by the end of the season.

The years 2010 and 2012, unlike 2011 recorded some spectacular game plays and wins from the Irish Golfer. His 2013 season included the PGA Tour at the Northern Trust open and the US open, BMW PGA Championship where he missed the cut. However he won the Alstrom Open de France, and the Volvo World Match Play Championship. He also reached the quarter finals in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.