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Return Of The G Mac

McDowell back to retain his US Open Title

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Chris White

McDowell is perfectly capable of retaining his title

Since winning the US Open last year, Graeme McDowell has earned himself a lot of plaudits, particularly in Europe, while in America, he is viewed as nothing more than a ‘one-hit wonder.’ Well at this week’s US Open, G-Mac is hoping to put those critics straight, and I really believe he can.

The man is a top quality golfer who, despite winning no other majors, has sunk the winning putt for Europe in the Ryder Cup which shows how calm and composed he can be under pressure, and that is exactly why he won’t be fazed by the increased presence of the media this week at the Congressional Country Club this week.

He has learned how to deal with the pressure and will have the experience of last year’s victory behind him from now on, as he goes in search of that second major, and I firmly believe he will win this year and retain his title.

Tiger Woods isn’t there, in case you didn’t already know because the American’s haven’t mentioned it for about 20 minutes, and the American presence in the top 100 is pretty small compared to the other challengers. Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the top three in the world, will all be looked at as potential winners and are early favourites with the bookmakers, but G-Mac certainly has a great chance.

If he goes out and plays his own game, his own way, he will definitely be in with a chance of winning and silencing those critics. He is a truly world class player and it won’t be long before he comes knocking on the door of the world number one ranking. The Northern Irishman has gone from strength to strength in recent years and has finally learned his game. Now all he has to do is produce it on the world stage again and he could be hugging another US Open title.

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