Sunday, June 20, 2010
Graeme McDowell Will Now Call All His Friends to Gloat
If you've ever checked this website, you've seen the jokes about Graeme McDowell and his constant cell phone usage on the golf course (earlier this week, after I posted this picture, I noticed him warming up before a round talking on his cell phone while he hit some irons shots one handed ... he's obsessed!).
I guess after winning the U.S. Open on Sunday against a star-studded leaderboard, he can call/text/sext anyone and everyone he wants whenever he wants.
McDowell's final round 74 wasn't as impressive as it was survived, something a lot of the other guys in the hunt couldn't seem to do on a nasty day at Pebble Beach. Tiger Woods shot 75 when he needed something low. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els came in at 73. Third-round leader Dustin Johnson shot a colossal 82.
The only competition McDowell faced all afternoon was from little known Gregory Havret, a Frenchman that was paired with Tiger on Sunday.
What we learned about Pebble Beach is that without a flawless Tiger tearing it up, par is a great score. This is the second time the U.S. Open has been at Pebble Beach in this century, and only one man has ever broke par on it. It's a bear, and it took absolutely no prisoners in round four.
Congrats to Graeme. This marks the fourth time in 12 major championships that someone from the Irish isles was able to take home the big enchilada. Maybe Rory McIlroy can add to that list in a few weeks at St. Andrews? Stay tuned.