Graeme McDowell was born on this day in 1979. He is well known for winning the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, where he ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament.
McDowell has won nine events on the European Tour, and two on the PGA Tour. He has also represented Ireland at the World Cup and been a member of the European Ryder Cup team on three occasions. He has appeared in the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking and his best ranking position is 4th (January to March 2011).
Before turning professional, McDowell had a successful amateur career both in Ireland and in the United States.