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Graeme McDowell more than happy to play with a clear mind

Graeme McDowell is on the threshold of doing something huge in the game but those who envision a Masters flutter on the pride of Portrush must save their cash for yet another day.

This is not just that the thirty-six year old does not believe that he could not win the green jacket, but as he confronts his 9th fight with the Augusta National with the pock tissue of earlier battles still tender, he is not getting his expectations up.
Having made just 3 cuts after 8 previous tours down Magnolia Lane, he told that he still loves this. He is just there with a huge smile on his face this week, just having some fun. He has got Hilton Head and San Antonio coming up after this one and this is possibly the least of his 3 scopes. But he is okay with that; he is accepting of that. He is just playing there with an open mind this week.


McDowell Opened Up About The Religious Divide In Ireland

35 year old professions golfer from Portrush, Graeme McDowell recently open about the religious divide in Ireland. After the inclusion of golf in the Olympics G-Mac along with current World Number One and a four-time major championship winner Rory McIlroy found themselves in quite a pickle.

Northern Ireland is technically part of Great Britain, but it’s also part of the island of Ireland. But Northern Ireland was not mentioned as part of the Great Britain team which left many Northern Irishmen neglected. On other hand the Ireland team was for athletes hailing from the Republic of Ireland, which is a separate Catholic country. In 2012 McDowell requested the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee to step in and tell the golfers whether they are playing for Ireland or for Great Britain. At first both the athletes went for Ireland but it was not an easy decision and caused a ton of controversy.

According to McDowell having a Catholic mother and a Protestant father is a very difficult situation for a person living in Northern Ireland. His Dad was a member of the Orange Order club and was refrained from coming back because he went to a Catholic Mass with his mum. (more…)

Quicken Loans collaborates with Rickie Fowler

Quicken Loans, based in Detroit, the country’s 2nd largest retail mortgage loaner, today revealed a long-term collaboration with Rickie Fowler, the PGA tour golf professional. The sponsorship would include the Quicken Loans sign gracing Rickie’s signature orange colored golf bag as well the young superstar working as a Quicken Loans spokesperson on PGA TOUR.

Quicken Loans President and Chief Marketing Officer Jay Farner said that Rickie Fowler stands out not just as a magnificent golf player but also as someone who brings a new level of enthusiasm to the sport – which makes him a perfect fit for Quicken Loans. The firm has a history of boosting excitement in the world of sports along with special events like arranging the very first college basketball game on an active aircraft carrier and offering a billion dollars for a perfect college basketball bracket. Now they are looking forward to building on that legacy by teaming up with this one-of-a-kind golfer.

Rickie Fowler said that Quicken Loans is a true contestent, consistently bringing home client satisfaction trophies for their mortgage procedures. He could not think of a better brand to represent. He would do his best to bring home some championships for this winning squad. (more…)

Graeme McDowell wants French Open hat trick

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell has confirmed that he will indeed be making a return to the Le Golf National Course in Versailles, France in July as he bids to become only the second golfer in the history of the game to win the event three times in a row.

The French Open tees off on the 2nd of July and will conclude on the 5th and McDowell will be hoping to emulate the achievements the one man whose name has entered into the folklore of the French Open – Marcel Dallemagne of France, who won the title three times on the bounce.

Dallemagne won the 1936 event at Saint-Germain before following it up with two more wins the following two seasons at Saint-Cloud and Fourqueux respectively.

Speaking at a press conference, McDowell stated that it is quite obvious that he will be back to defend his title. He went on to add that an added bonus would be being able to win the title for the third successive time and do something that has not been done in the past 70 years. (more…)