Graham Mcdowell

Graeme McDowell - Ryder Cup Europe 2012

American Ryder Cup TeamGraeme McDowell turned professional after winning the Haskins Award for most outstanding collegiate golfer in the USA. The Ulsterman, had also been a a member of the Great Britain and Ireland winning Walker Cup Team, the year before. He made a huge breakthrough at Pebble Beach in 2010 where he won the US Open to claim his first major victory, it was fantastic performance from the man from Northern Ireland and he will be hoping to add to that major haul over the next few years.

Ryder Cup 2012 Outright Win Odds

Graeme had rapid success, on only his fourth start he won the Volvo Scandinavian Masters by one shot from this year’s US Masters Champion, Trevor Immelman. He earned himself several respectable places in a variety of other tournaments over the next year or two, but did not return as a winner until 2004, when he won the Italian Open. It was a great win, with McDowell taking the title after a play off with Frenchman, Thomas Levet. The win pushed him into the top ten golfers in Europe and the top 50 in the world.

His top 50 World Ranking earned Graeme several invitations to play on the USPGA Tour, where he secured two top ten finishes in 2005; and he has not looked back from there regaining his very best form in 2010 which culminated in his win at Pebble Beach.

Since his win in the US Open McDowell has become a more confident player and is clearly looking forward to heading to Medinah as one of the key members of the team and featuring heavily in the Top European Player Betting. He could well form a Northern Ireland dream team in the Ryder Cup with his good friend Rory McIlroy, they formed a strong partnership in 2010 and could welll do the same in 2012.

Ryder Cup Record - Graeme McDowell