Tired McDowell looking to relax

US Open champion will rest up before next Major

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Tue, 20 Jul 2010

Tired McDowell looking to relax

Graeme McDowell is looking forward to a well-earned rest after a busy month.

The Northern Irishman has spent the weeks between winning the US Open and finishing 23rd at St Andrews by living it large.

The 30-year-old took his trophy on a tour of Hollywood, including Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and a cameo on hit TV comedy Entourage.

He then flew back to England to be grilled by GOLFmagic before heading home to Northern Ireland where the Guinness flowed freely.  

But now G-Mac is looking to relax ahead of the Irish Open, which is followed by the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the final Major of the season, the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

“The Open was maybe a week too soon,” he admitted.

“I could have probably done with using those two weeks after Pebble a bit more wisely but you want to celebrate and enjoy yourself.

“I’m down from cloud nine to about cloud five. There was definitely a sense of coming down last week.

“I tried hard to focus but it was difficult. Maybe I’m lacking that killer edge, that grind.”

But would he change it for the world?

“But I wouldn’t change it for the world,” he added.

That will be a no, then. 



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