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Graeme McDowell’s brilliant 2010? It was all just a dream

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If you didn’t know it already, 2010 was a banner year for Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. Not only did he win the U.S. Open and come back from four shots down to defeat Tiger Woods at the Chevron World Challenge, he also holed the crucial putt to win the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, capping off one of the greatest years ever by a European golfer.

But was the year just a dream?

There’s been a lot of talk recently of European players taking over the golfing world, and this is just another reason why I’m starting to believe the hype.

Aside from McDowell, Lee Westwood moved to the top spot in the OWGR, along Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy also enjoying big seasons abroad.

And did we mention all but Kaymer are now on Twitter? Not only are they dominating on the course, they’re also leading the social media revolution.

As Golfweek’s 4Caddies Tweeted earlier today, “I’m having a hard time picturing Tiger, Phil and Stricks joining forces to film the same kind of jovial spot together …”

Same here. I just can’t see the top three players in the States getting together during their down time to film a commercial.


Written by Jonathan Wall

12/09/2010 at 2:06 pm

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