Graeme McDowell could miss Open thanks to blundering airline

G Mac

Graeme McDowell has been forced to withdraw from Final Qualifying at St Annes Links today – after an airline lost his clubs.

McDowell took to Twitter to reveal that he won’t be teeing it up in the 36-hole shootout for a place at Carnoustie after Air France misplaced his gear on a flight to Manchester from Paris following the HNA Open de France.

He elaborated on the reasons for his withdrawal in a follow-up tweet.

Former US Open champion G-Mac missed the Open last year, missing golf’s oldest major for the first time since 2003.

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He tweeted several times throughout the day yesterday in an attempt to locate his missing equipment.

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McDowell isn’t the only tour pro to have been let down by Air France in the last few days. Scotland’s David Drysdale also suffered a similar fate with his clubs, as his wife and caddie Vicky explained on Twitter.

Come on, Air France - sort it out!

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