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Wednesday 13th March 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 13.3.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2019. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team A fter returning a bitterly dis- appointing 78 on the final day at 'The Arnie' and claiming a tie for 54th finish at two-over par having been just three shots off the lead on day one, Graeme McDowell's hopes of securing his PGA Tour future and a place at The Open in Portrush slipped that bit further out of reach. Gmac had spoken about try- ing to get out of his own way to reach his goals but he was six- over through five holes on Sunday and visibly tripping over himself. When you want something as badly as he does, attaining it doesn't get any easier. "I'm just trying to take a little pressure off myself and just realise that I love this game, I love being out there and I love doing what I do. But it's hard to do because I want it really badly, I want to be back up there competing with these guys and I do feel like I have some good stuff in me "My career so far has been pret- ty solid. If it ends now, so be it, but I'm going to enjoy what I have while I have it because if it was gone tomorrow, I would miss it." There's no doubt that McDowell has more to give and with time on his side, just, he could still achieve it. He's next in action at the March 21st starting Valspar Championship, before competing at the Valero Texas Open and RBC Heritage Classic in April. The sponsors have been kind to McDowell in affording him invites, and rightfully so. Let's just hope he can get out of his own way to make them count. As another invite passes him by, so does another shot at redemption for Graeme McDowell. PRESSURE MOUNTS ON GMAC'S AMERICAN DREAM Graeme McDowell

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