Arguably the world’s most in-form golfer has gone from strength to strength lately despite a gruesome schedule which has seen him clock up over 32,000 air miles in the past seven weeks. Following up from his glorious 2010 season in which he won the US Open, was the hero at the Ryder Cup, rose to 5 in the world rankings, defeated Tiger at his own tournament (despite a 4 shot deficit going into the final round) and was awarded an MBE in the New Year honours, McDowell flew from his Northern Ireland home straight after Christmas for the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii (that’s one heck of a journey) only to miss out on a play off by just one shot, shooting a final round joint course record of 62 in the process.
Is there anything the gritty Irishman can’t do? Watch this space in 2011 to see if he can add to his US Open or even dethrone Lee Westwood at the top of the pile. I, for one, wouldn’t bet against both happening.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.