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The Hangover Is Over
By mustang6560 on 4/22/13
As Brian Wacker noted in his RBC Heritage wrap-up, Graeme McDowell finally captured his second PGA Tour victory Sunday.
Some hangovers last longer than others; it all depends on how much you drink.

"I've been working my ass off since September of 2011 to get over the U.S. Open hangover and everything that goes with it," Graeme McDowell said Sunday night at the RBC Heritage, beer in hand. "This has been a work in progress for two years."
We love our analogies in sport, and since Graeme recently opened his bar in Orlando, I guess it's fitting Brian chose a drinking analogy to describe the Northern Irishman's winless drought.

The conditions Harbour Town Golf Links yesterday were brutal. Graeme was one of three player to shoot in 60s, which setup his come from behind victory. To put the conditions into perspective, more players shot in the 80s Sunday than in the 60s.

It took an extra hole to defeat to reigning U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, but Graeme's nearly three year winless drought on the PGA Tour is officially over. His first victory on the PGA Tour came at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, which was the same year he helped the Europeans win the Ryder Cup and the same year he beat Tiger Woods at his own tournament. He amassed seven top 5s since his lone major championship victory, but wasn't able to breakthrough until yesterday.

I'm happy to see Graeme back in the winner's circle. He's one of the brighter personalities in professional golf and he isn't afraid of tough conditions. If only his fellow countryman Rory McIlroy could learn to grind a like Graeme...

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[ comments ]
bkuehn1952 says:
Good on you, Graeme. Next thing to work on is spelling your first name correctly so it goes on the Claret Jug properly.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Imagine if Simpson had won the playoff instead - this article might have been titled "Graeme Cracker."
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