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Graeme McDowell shares sweet snaps of newborn daughter in hospital

Published 26/08/2014 | 15:21

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BMW Masters - Day One...SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 24:  Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland stand together on the 15th hole during the first round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club on October 24, 2013 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)...S
Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell in action in China last year

Irish golfer Graeme McDowell is one proud dad.

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The Northern Irish champion welcomed his first child, a little girl, into the world yesterday with his wife Kristin Stape.

And he shared a sweet photo of the three of them in the hospital together, while he tenderly plants a kiss on his daughter' forehead.

"Welcome to the world to our beautiful daughter," he wrote on Twitter. "7 lbs 4 0z at 604am August 25th 2014. Name to be confirmed! #love."

Graeme McDowell and Kristin Stape on their wedding day
Graeme McDowell and Kristin Stape on their wedding day

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Kristin underwent a planned cesarean and her 35-year-old other half tweeted about his new arrival.

He wrote: "Thanks so much for all the well wishes. Mum and baby girl are happy and healthy. Happiest moment of my life hands down. #daddy #love."

Graeme McDowell of Europe and  Kristin Stape
Graeme McDowell of Europe and Kristin Stape
Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell in action in China last year
Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell in action in China last year

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The couple wed in the Bahamas in January 2013 and opted against a glossy magazine photoshoot, instead, again, using Twitter to share the moment with the world.

Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell in action in China last year
Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell in action in China last year

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