Graeme McDowell will return to France for the French Open

Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell has confirmed that he will return to France for the 99th edition of the famous Alstom Open de France, or simply, the French Open which is scheduled to take place between the 2nd and 5th of July as he attempts to become only the second golfer in the history of the illustrious event to win the title three times on the bounce.

Having successfully managed to defend his title last year, the Northern Irishman will be aiming to emulate the only person who has managed a hat-trick in the event – Frenchman Marcel Dallemagne who won his three titles at Saint-Germain in 1936, Saint-Cloud in 1937 and Fourqueux in 1938.

Speaking to the media, McDowell said that obviously he would be returning to defend his title, adding that it would be a beautiful thing to win the title three times in a row. Graeme McDowell who is currently ranked at number 22 in the Official World Golf Rankings and is a winner of the US Open, won his tenth title on the Tour when he managed to take advantage of a slip from the leader Versailles last year on the final day.

Graeme McDowell set to leave Horizon

Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell is set to cut short his time with Horizon Sports Management and will be managing his own affairs from now on. The departure of G-Mac from the Horizon fold comes at the end of the his contract on the 31st of December and he leaves with the blessings of the entire team at Horizon, unlike the acrimonious circumstances in which his compatriot and world number one Rory McIlroy left the group.

The man from Ulster joined Horizon Sports Management from the ISM group of Chubby Chandler in 2007 and since then, has played in four Ryder Cups, won eleven titles on Tour as well as won his first major title with the US Open in 2010.