Graeme McDowell ready to go after break

2014 06 489026093

There’s a reason we haven’t seen too much of Graeme McDowell recently, as the Northern Irishman revealed he took the last three-weeks off to spend time with his wife.

McDowell’s wife is pregnant with the couple’s first child, and with the baby due in August G-Mac felt it was only right to spend some time with his wife Kirstin ahead of a busy summer schedule.

"I wanted to try and take some time off and spend some time with her." -Graeme McDowell

“Taking the last three weeks off to the detriment of not getting to Wentworth was disappointing this year. That was based mainly on the fact that I'm not really going to see my wife much this summer,” said McDowell.

“She's due in August and she's not able to travel much. Next week is her last event that she's going to so I wanted to try and take some time off and spend some time with her, and that factored into the three-week off break.”

Graeme McDowell world ranking



As Grame McDowell admitted, it was to the detriment of his golf as he missed the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth as well as Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament. In all, McDowell hasn’t played since the Players Championship and due to the lay-off he has fallen from 18th in the world rankings to 22nd.

A big summer for Graeme McDowell



It’s no surprise then that he is now focused on his golf, as he prepares to return to action at the St. Jude Classic today.

“Like I say, I had some family commitments as well the last few weeks which kind of helped my decision to take some time off.  But I'm feeling fresh and I'm excited to play this week and look forward to the next week at U.S. Open also," said Graeme McDowell.

Beyond the US Open, Graeme McDowell is looking ahead to the Ryder Cup, a tournament that has been kind to him in recent years, as well as the Open Championship.

“I’ve got one eye on the summer, trying to stay physically and mentally fresh for a long summer,” said McDowell. “As well as the three Major Championships that we'll play the next two months and the FedEx Cup Playoffs and hopefully the Ryder Cup team at the end of it.”

With the US Open a week a way,  a top-10 finish at the St. Jude's would give Graeme McDowell the mometum he needs to return to form. Can he do it?

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
Titleist
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO HIT A LOB SHOT | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
TaylorMade
play button
A simple drill for perfect timing | IMG Academy
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Robert MacIntyre explains "tough" decision to split with caddie
LPGA star opens up on receiving death threats
PGA Tour confirms return of fans at event next month
Amnesty International hits out at LET's Saudi double-header
New study highlights health benefits of golf for older participants

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Stop de-lofting your club
Watch
play button
Increasing your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
Work on your body rotation
Watch
play button
Strike down on the ball for more consistency
Watch
See all videos right arrow