The Open 2014

13th-20th July

Presented by

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell: Shot a 66 to lead after round one at Hoylake in 2006

Graeme McDowell: Shot a 66 to lead after round one at Hoylake in 2006

* 2010 US Open champion after one-shot win at famed Pebble Beach in California.

* Joint runner-up in 2012 US Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco.

* Played in three Ryder Cups (2008, 2010 and 2012). On winning side twice and clinched victory for Europe at Celtic Manor in 2010 by beating Hunter Mahan in penultimate singles.

* Peak world ranking of 4th in February, 2011.

* 10 European Tour wins. Won 2004 Volvo Scandinavian Masters on just fourth European Tour start. Most recent came at 2014 French Open. 2 PGA Tour wins.

* Three wins in 2013. RBC Heritage, Volvo World Match Play Championship, Alstom Open de France.

* Expecting first child this summer.

* Fifth in 2012 Open at Lytham. R1 leader at Hoylake in 2006 but faded to 61st.

Graeme's Vital Stats

  • DOB: 30/07/1979
  • Nationality: Northern Ireland
  • Height: 5ft 11