Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

Born July 30, 1979, Graeme calls Portrush, Northern Ireland, and Lake Nona, Florida, home. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Industrial Distribution in 2002, and turned professional after graduation. He started his career playing on the European Tour, but now splits his time and competes on both the PGA TOUR® and European Tour. Graeme is considered one of the top golfers in the world, and has been a Mastercard Ambassador since 2010.

In 2010, Graeme enjoyed a breakout year. He won the U.S. Open, becoming the first European winner in 40 years, and beat Tiger Woods in a playoff to win the Chevron World Challenge. He also clinched the 2010 Ryder Cup for Team Europe with his putt on the 17th green of the final day.

In 2012, Graeme had another stellar year and didn’t finish outside of the top 12 at any of the four major championships, including a T-2nd at the US Open. He had four top-10 finishes during the year and finished 11th on the PGA TOUR money list.

In 2013, Graeme added three victories to his resume. He won the RBC Heritage on the PGA TOUR and then added two victories on the European Tour at the Volvo World Match Play Championship and the Alstom Open de France.

In 2014 Graeme successfully defended his title winning the Alstom Open de France in back to back years.

Off the course, Graeme is heavily involved in the G-Mac Foundation, a charity he founded in 2011 to support children’s medical research in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the United States.