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McDowell: US Open drama, Ryder Cup controversies, and my love for Dubuisson

Graeme McDowell joins Alex Perry to take him on an entertaining walk down memory lane
 

A major champion, more than a dozen tour titles, and a three-time Ryder Cup winner – and those are just the highlights. To borrow the cliche, there isn’t much Graeme McDowell hasn’t done in golf.

Now 41, the popular Northern Irishman sat down with me at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for this episode of the Slam podcast from NCG to discuss growing up in the game, his college career, and why he chose a life in the US over home comforts.

And, of course, he gives us a fascinating insight into that US Open win at Pebble Beach as well as the rollercoaster ride that is his Ryder Cup career. A future captain? Don’t bet against it. But there are other goals in his sights before that.

And we finished off the chat with a quick-fire round, including everything you need to know from his favourite golf course to the Rules of Golf he would change – plus the strangest requests he gets from fans.

The NCG Podcast with Graeme McDowell

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Graeme McDowell was speaking to NCG at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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