Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

(GREY-am)

Height: 5'10" (1.78 m)
Weight: 160 (73 kg)
Age: 41 (July 30, 1979)
Birthplace: Portrush, Northern Ireland
Residence: Orlando, Florida; Portrush, Northern Ireland
Family: Wife, Kristin; Valyn, Vale, Wills

Education: University of Alabama-Birmingham (2002, Economics, Engineering)
Special Interests: Spending time with family, watching football and soccer, restaurateur, movies
Turned Professional: 2002
City plays from: Portrush, Northern Ireland


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2021-22)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (4):
2010 (1) U.S. Open Championship. 2013 (1) RBC Heritage. 2016 (1) OHL Classic at Mayakoba. 2019 (1) Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
International Victories (10):
2002 Volvo Scandinavian Masters [Eur]. 2004 Telecom Italia Open [Eur]. 2008 Ballantine's Championship [Eur]. 2008 Barclays Scottish Open [Eur]. 2010 Celtic Manor Wales Open [Eur]. 2010 Andalucia Valderrama Masters [Eur]. 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship [Eur]. 2013 Alstom Open de France [Eur]. 2014 Alstom Open de France. 2020 Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers.
Other Victories (2):
2012 World Challenge. 2010 Chevron World Challenge.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Round 4)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#3 : 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#4 : 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,350,000 : 2010 U.S. Open Championship (Finished 1)

National Team Selections


Arnold Palmer Cup : 2000, 2001 Eurasia : 2014 Royal Trophy : 2006 Ryder Cup : 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Seve Trophy : 2005, 2009 Walker Cup : 2001 World Cup : 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 2 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 242 761 4 3 5 37 72 167 73 3 $18,359,123
2021 1 2 1
2020 16 48 1 4 9 7 1 117 $751,082
2019 20 71 1 3 7 18 2 68 $1,671,523
2018 20 59 1 4 13 7 144 $581,024
2017 17 56 4 11 6 136 $639,770
2016 21 60 1 1 5 6 11 10 48 $2,596,170
2015 15 40 1 1 2 8 6 1 160 $686,438
2014 17 62 1 8 10 16 1 56 $2,077,387
2013 16 49 1 1 4 5 11 5 55 $2,174,595
2012 16 54 2 4 8 13 3 42 $2,408,279
2011 16 47 1 3 4 10 6 73 $1,088,898
2010 10 30 1 2 4 7 3 200 $1,589,337
2009 11 39 2 4 11 $645,516
2008 4 16 2 4 $182,545
2007 3 10 2 1 $52,768
2006 15 43 3 8 7 $357,902
2005 14 42 1 3 5 10 3 1 $814,359
2004 3 8 1 2
2003 3 11 1 2 $9,620
2002 3 12 3 $31,910
2001 1 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2021 CUT
2020 CNL CUT T69 T35
2019 T29 T16 T57
2018 CUT
2017 T69 CUT CUT
2016 T9 CUT CUT T18 T63 T28 T38
2015 T56 T52 CUT CUT T49 T3 T56 T52 T17
2014 T62 CUT T46 T28 T9 3 T9 T5 T8
2013 CUT CUT T12 CUT T58 T3 T5 T40
2012 CUT T12 T11 T2 T5 T42 T13 T33 T24
2011 T33 CUT CUT T14 CUT 3 T42 T9 65
2010 T26 CUT CUT 1 T23 T34 T6 T33 T22
2009 78 T17 T10 T18 T34 T66 T33 T45
2008 T15 T19 T48 T56
2007 T30 CUT
2006 T37 T48 T61 T33
2005 T40 CUT CUT T80 T11 T6 T17 W/D
2004 CUT CUT T43
2002 T52
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 CUT
2019 CUT T57
2016 CUT CUT T42
2014 T38 T36
2013 CUT T47 T57
2012 CUT T74 T34
2011 T43 T37

Personal


  • Picked up the sport at age 7 with his brothers at the urging of his dad.
  • Says standing on the 18th green at Pebble Beach after winning the U.S. Open is his biggest thrill in golf.
  • Played numerous sports as a youngster, but, as he says, "golf always won."
  • Earned an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Ulster.
  • In early 2013, opened Nona Blue Modern Tavern outside Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., an upscale restaurant and sports bar. The 5,600 square-foot facility offers menu items that range from seafood and steaks to shepherd's pie. Says a must-try item is G-Mac and Cheese. Second restaurant, also called Nona Blue, opened on September 14, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., just outside the gates of PGA TOUR headquarters.