Graeme McDowell channels Ricky Bobby: Win or missed cut
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Graeme McDowell channels Ricky Bobby: Win or missed cut

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As Ricky Bobby says in "Talladega Nights": "If you ain't first, you're last."

Graeme McDowell seems to have taken that message quite literally in his last eight worldan wide starts.


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McDowell won the Alstom Open de France (French Open) on Sunday by four shots for his third worldwide win of the year. Only Tiger Woods and G-Mac can claim that many wins in 2013.

All three of those wins have come in his last eight starts, beginning with a win at the RBC Heritage after the Masters. It was his first official PGA Tour title since winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Then a month later, McDowell won again -- this time, taking the European Tour's Volvo World Match Play Championship. Add in the win at Le Golf National, site of the 2018 Ryder Cup, and G-Mac has a trifecta on the season.

In between those three wins? All the same result: missed cut. The Ulsterman didn't cash in any of the other five tournaments he has played since that win at Harbour Town.

Here's a rundown of results:

  • Masters: MC
  • RBC Heritage: Win
  • The Players Championship: MC
  • Volvo World Match Play Championship: Win
  • BMW PGA Championship: MC
  • U.S. Open: MC
  • Irish Open: MC
  • French Open: Win

As McDowell put it on Twitter, his binary results are: 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1. And, as we all know, that translates to the number 81. So, another missed cut?

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