Ten years after winning his only major title at Pebble Beach, Graeme McDowell returns to the seaside California layout coming off a victory in Saudi Arabia and hungry for more.
The 40-year-old from Northern Ireland, who won the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach, seeks his first victory on US soil since 2013 this week at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, played over three Northern California courses.
“It’s a fun week, but at the same time I’m here to try and continue to play well,” McDowell said. “Feel like the game is certainly trending in the right direction and obviously would love to have a nice week this week.”
McDowell won last week’s Saudi International title, defeating defending champion Dustin Johnson by two strokes to capture his first European Tour title since 2014 and jump from 104th to 47th in the world rankings.
“The win last week was important at a lot of levels, just to get me back up the rankings, get me back in a couple of the WGC events, which is really important, the major championships, and get me back in the right direction again, so very pleasing,” McDowell said.
“Ticked a lot of boxes and hopefully I can use it as a springboard to kick on for a big year, big season ahead.”