• The 2010 US Open winner has been in dreadful form in 2015
• Hopes to respond at the Scottish Open at Gullane this week
Graeme McDowell has fallen out of world top 50 for the first time since before his US Open triumph in 2010 – but has vowed to bounce back at this week’s Scottish Open at Gullane.
The Northern Irishman missed the cut at the Open de France – a tournament he’d won at Le Golf National the previous two years – after carding a second round 78 and he heads into the next two weeks searching for answers as to the current state of his game.
Speaking after not making it to the weekend, Graeme McDowell said: “This week was not about trying to win three French Opens in a row – it was more about where my game is at right now.
"I’m looking forward to what should be a more straightforward test at Gullane" - Graeme McDowell
“I am aware my season is not going the way I want it to and I just need a couple of good weeks. There is a lot of technique in my mind and I have to strip that out and get back to basics.
“I’m looking forward to what should be a more straightforward test at Gullane and to get myself ready for the Open at St Andrews.”
McDowell jetted straight to Scotland for a practice round at St Andrews on Saturday and posted on his Instagram page:
It’s been a nightmare 2015 so far for the world No.52, with only one top ten finish in 15 events coming at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic way back in January.
His Open de France missed cut was his third in a row following poor showings at the US Open and FedEx St Jude Classic, while his best showing aside from the one in Dubai was 26th place at the RBC Heritage.
McDowell hasn’t played in the Scottish Open since 2011, where he finished T42, but does have happy memories of the tournament as he picked up one of his ten European Tour victories at Loch Lomond Golf Club back in 2008.
Graeme McDowell :: Return to form?
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