McDowell Has World Cup Fever

Former U.S Open Champion, Graeme McDowell, is chomping at the bit to get going in the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf, which is set to take place at Royal Melbourne this November.

McDowell has had one of the strangest years of his career, balancing the sweet taste of victory on three occasions, with an array of missed cuts, and now he's looking to end it on a high.

Realising that the World Cup of Golf as an opportunity to do just that, McDowell said: “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.

I’ve played the World Cup a few times in the past, and always really enjoyed it. The format has changed slightly this year, but it still retains that team element."

The World Cup of Golf was once an annual event but it now takes place bi-annually, and has been derided for losing its annual slot.

McDowell has enjoyed plenty of team-format success during his career, courtesy of Europe's era of dominance in the Ryder Cup, and he clearly isn't put off by any such negative talk about the event.

The face-off for the title will begin on the 21st, and a line-up boasting Matt Kuchar, Matteo Manassero, and Thongchai Jaidee amongst others is cause for renewed optimism for the event's organisers.

It's never going to be as big as the football World Cup, let’s face it, but G-Mac and co can clearly see its merits and are looking forward to playing for national pride.