PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA | When Graeme McDowell, the last man to win the US Open at Pebble Beach, rolled in a 30-foot putt on the 72nd green of the RBC Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ontario last Sunday afternoon, he wasn’t the only one to be pleased. His gutsy performance brought a great deal of pleasure to a considerable number of people who admire the Northern Irishman for his golf, his geniality and the success he has had in his professional career.
It meant that he had finished in a share of eighth place, which earned him some world ranking points as well as the not insignificant matter of nearly one quarter of a million US dollars.
It was further evidence of a revival in his form following a victory in a tournament in the Dominican Republic in March and a reminder that he, who won that US Open in 2010 and later that year delivered the point that won Europe the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales, was not quite ready to ease into comfortable semi-retirement with a growing family and two successful r...
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