Monday 23 October 2017

Golf nightmare start for McDowell

"I've got to get my ass in gear and start working hard."

That was the verdict of US Open champion Graeme McDowell last night after the Ulsterman shot 80 at the Bay Hill Invitational and put a dent in his preparations for next month's US Masters.

The eight-over-par total equalled the Portrush man's worst round in 10 years as a professional and he admitted afterwards that his iron play was "out of control".

"I'm not very happy with the way I am swinging my club and my iron game is very out of control," he said. "It's not like me. A month ago, six weeks ago, I had it on a string. It's definitely technique issues that I've got to get my head around."

Irish Independent

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