Professional golfer from Northern Ireland, Graeme McDowell is currently sharing the lead with Matt Every after the first round of RBC Heritage at Hilton Head. McDowell plays for PGA as well as in European tour. He achieved the biggest milestone of his career in 2010 by winning the US open.
It was quite a difficult condition today in South Carolina for players because of strong winds and cold weather. It was difficult to score birdies but they took advantage of slightly better conditions during the afternoon wave. Every managed six before a bogey on the 18th and McDowell matched him only in reverse after making a bogey on the 1st. Graeme is yet to win any title in his PGA tour. On other hand Every just won another title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and is looking for his second victory this year.
Before entering the professional golf in 2002 G-Mac had a successful amateur career in Ireland and United States. In June 2010, McDowell became the first Northern Irishman to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Bae Sang-moon from South Korea is in the third position at 4 under ahead of a five-way tie for the fourth position between Kevin Kisner, Morgan Hoffman, Scott Langley, Cameron Smith and Matt Kuchar. Matt kuchar is the defending champion and is 3 under.
Earlier this year McDowell suffered a leg injury which he sustained during practice which forced him to withdraw from the Texas open. McDowell is very much exited to play in the Masters as it is a celebration of golf on his favourite golf course in the world. He received a one shot penalty in Augusta by accidentally moving his ball mark as he tried to swat a bee that landed on it on the third hole. The penalty was later revoked by a second official.