Graeme McDowell has a net worth of $40 million as a professional golfer. Graeme McDowell was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, on July 30, 1979. He is a Northern Irishman who competes on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. McDowell is best recognized for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, breaking a 40-year European drought at the event.
Graeme McDowell MBE born 30 July 1979 is a Northern Irish professional golfer who competes on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. He is most known for winning the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, ending a 40-year European drought at the tournament.
McDowell has won eleven European Tour events and four PGA Tour events. He has also played in the World Cup for Ireland and has been a part of the European Ryder Cup team four times. He has ranked in the top ten times in the Official World Golf Ranking, with his highest placing being fourth from January to March 2011.
McDowell struggled again on the PGA Tour in 2017–18, winning only $581,024 and finishing 144th in the FedEx Cup. As a result, he will only be able to play on the PGA Tour for the 2018–19 season.
McDowell was appointed as a vice-captain for the European squad at the 2018 Ryder Cup by European captain Thomas Bjorn. At Le Golf National outside of Paris, France, in September 2018, Europe trounced the US team by 1712 points to 1012.
McDowell won his fourth PGA Tour win in the Dominican Republic’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship on March 31, 2019.
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McDowell tied for eighth place in the RBC Canadian Open on June 9, 2019, and therefore qualified for the 2019 Open Championship, which was held at his home course, Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
McDowell won the Saudi International on February 2, 2020, with a score of 12 under par. His victory was his first on the European Tour since 2014, and he rose from 104 to 47 in the world rankings.
McDowell was reared as a Protestant despite coming from a mixed Catholic. At the time he won the US Open in 2010, he was living in a “bachelor pad” luxury apartment in Portrush and planning to build a villa in Lake Nona, Florida. McDowell hired Kristin Stape as an interior designer for his Lake Nona home, and the two began dating and were engaged in October 2012. In September 2013, the pair married in an intimate ceremony in the Bahamas. In August 2014, Kristin gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl. She is the mother of a child from a previous marriage.
Kevin Abosch photographed McDowell for “The Face of Ireland” project in January 2011. McDowell is a Manchester United supporter. He skipped the annual par-3 battle in the build-up to the 2011 Masters Tournament in order to witness a UEFA Champions League match between United and Chelsea.
McDowell was awarded an honorary doctorate D.Sc by the University of Ulster in June 2011 for his contributions to golf.
On the University’s Coleraine campus, he received an honorary degree from the University’s Chancellor, actor James Nesbitt, and in his commencement speech, he urged graduates to set high career objectives and follow their intuition.
McDowell is also a co-owner of Nona Blue, a restaurant located outside of his neighborhood’s Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.