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Graeme McDowell: Royal County Down 'is proper Open Championship golf'

May 30, 2015

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"Graeme McDowell think Royal County Down could host The Open but he warned: It can eat you alive,'" Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk writes. "The Ulster ace look set to lead early in the day only to finish with three straight bogeys for a one over 72. Happy not to blow himself out of the tournament in the morning squalls that wrecked Rory McIlroy's day, G-Mac said: This course is a beast, borderline evil in this type of wind. We don't get to experience these conditions very much and this is raw, this is what it's all about. This is proper Open Championship golf.'"


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