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McDowell, Kiradech eye glory at World Cup of Golf
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McDowell, Kiradech eye glory at World Cup of Golf

Sep 18 2013, 3:52am CDT | by IANS

Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Graeme McDowell has set his sights on becoming Northern Ireland's first winner of the World Cup of Golf since 1997 when he tees up at the 57th edition of the event at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here from Nov 21-24.

Melbourne, Sep 18 — Graeme McDowell has set his sights on becoming Northern Ireland's first winner of the World Cup of Golf since 1997 when he tees up at the 57th edition of the event at the Royal...

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McDowell, Kiradech eye glory at World Cup of Golf

Sep 18 2013, 3:52am CDT | by IANS

Melbourne, Sep 18 (IANS) Graeme McDowell has set his sights on becoming Northern Ireland's first winner of the World Cup of Golf since 1997 when he tees up at the 57th edition of the event at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here from Nov 21-24.

Melbourne, Sep 18 — Graeme McDowell has set his sights on becoming Northern Ireland's first winner of the World Cup of Golf since 1997 when he tees up at the 57th edition of the event at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here from Nov 21-24.

McDowell is the latest name to commit to the event along with current Asian Tour No.1 Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand who is looking forward to teaming up again with compatriot Thongchai.

Kiradech has enjoyed an outstanding season thus far. He won the Malaysian Open and registered four other top-10s and a tied 25th finish at the US PGA Championship.

"I remember playing in my first World Cup with Thongchai in 2011. It was my first time playing in the World Cup and was a good experience for me. Since then, I've became a better player. Playing in big events only improves your game and you can get better," said Kiradech.

"I've learnt a lot since my World Cup debut and I have gone on to win the 2013 Malaysia Open. It was an important win for me as it showed that I can win against the big players. I'm better prepared now and looking ahead to Melbourne."

Current World No.11 McDowell came agonisingly close to winning the 2009 World Cup of Golf when he and playing partner Rory McIlroy finished joint runners-up with Sweden behind Italy's victorious Molinari brothers, Edoardo and Francesco.

The 34-year-old McDowell from Portrush claimed his second US PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage in April, defeating fellow Major champion Webb Simpson of the United States with a par on the first extra hole of the sudden death play-off.

He then returned to Europe in May and added to his collection of European Tour titles with victory in the World Match Play Championship at the expense of Thongchai Jaidee. One month after his win in Bulgaria, McDowell promptly secured his ninth European Tour title with a four-shot victory in the Alstom Open de France.

"I've won three times this year so it has to go down as a great season and it'd be great to round it off by playing well at the World Cup of Golf. The format here has changed slightly this year but it still retains that team element," said McDowell.

American Matt Kuchar and Italian Matteo Manassero have also committed to compete in the World Cup of Golf.

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Watson, U.S. preaching redemption vs Europe

Sep 19 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer’s hand and couldn’t find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, captain Davis Love III and the rest of the Americans. "That whole day was so diffic ...
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Watson, U.S. preaching redemption vs Europe

Sep 19 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer’s hand and couldn’t find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, captain Davis Love III ...
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Watson, U.S. preaching redemption vs Europe

Sep 19 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer’s hand and couldn’t find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, captain Davis Love III and the rest of the Americans. "That ...
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9 hours ago

Watson, U.S. preaching redemption vs Europe

Sep 19 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer’s hand and couldn’t find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, c ...
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9 hours ago

Watson, U.S. preaching redemption vs Europe

Sep 19 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people. All he could do was watch on the 18th green at Medinah two years ago when Martin Kaymer made the best 6-foot putt of his life that won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He went to shake Kaymer’s hand and couldn’t find him because the German was swept up in the flag-waving, champagne-spraying mass of winners. Stricker walked quietly over to his wife, captain Davis Love III and the ...
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Dublin judge tells Rory McIlroy to hold mediation talks with management company he is suing

Sep 16 2014 4:57pm CDT | Source: Telegraph

Judge says sensitive nature of information about Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell's deals with Horizon calls for ...
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VIDEO: 2010: McDowell helps seal thrilling win

Sep 15 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: BBC Sport - Golf

Graeme McDowell sinks a 15-foot putt to spark jubilant scenes at th ...
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7 Sports Apps You Hope Won’t Be Available For The iPhone 6

Sep 10 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: balls

Balls.ie Tech nerds were left salivating this week as one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year, the iPhone 6, was unveiled. A new smartphone equipped with a new operating system presumably means a new array of apps available to purchase. That’s a lot of “new”s. Well, we at Balls.ie have put together a list of sports apps that the powers that be should definitely avoid making for the latest apple product. InstaGraeme It works along the ...
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McIlroy suffers day of misery at BMW Championship

Sep 7 2014 5:26am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Rory McIlroy suffered a meltdown in his bid to win the BMW Championship. The world No1 started the day two shots behind leader Sergio Garcia but he suffered inconsistent form and looks to be over. He is now in 10th place after finishing on a two over par 72 and his hopes of adding to recent Open title look to be a long shot. At one stage, McIlroy’s took four putts to hole on the 12th to record a triple-bogey six. The new leader is Billy Horschel who will take a three-shot lead int ...
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2014 Ryder Cup Captain's Picks Flop at BMW: How Worried Should Team USA Be?

Sep 6 2014 6:28pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Nice picks, Captain Watson. Looks like your U.S.S. 2014 Ryder cup boat is already treading water. If the BMW Championship is any gauge, Tom Watson’s 2014 Ryder Cup Team captain’s picks are looking pretty sad. Hunter Mahan was six over, and Webb Simpson was four over after the third round, while Keegan Bradley withdrew before the day even began. He was joined by 44-year-old Phil Mickelson who decided to take a rest prior the Ryder Cu ...
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