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Video: Was McDowell's season just a dream?

December 09, 2010

Graeme McDowell's 2010 campaign turned out better than anyone, including McDowell himself, could have imagined. And now, the star from Northern Ireland is in a two-minute-plus video depicting just how dream-like his season that includes winning the U.S. Open, becoming a Ryder Cup and coming from four shots back to beat Tiger Woods in his own tournament has been -- literally.

The amusing video was created to get support for McDowell, a candidate for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award. In it, Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, two fellow friends and Europeans who had fantastic years in their own right, play a trick on G-Mac by stealing both the U.S. Open and Ryder Cup trophies as he sleeps.

When McDowell wakes up to find the hardware he had been clutching, he utters the line, "I knew 2010 was too good to be true."

The video also features Poulter snickering "I can't wait to see his face in the morning," as he and McIlory make off down a hotel hallway with G-Mac's prized possessions in the middle of the night. But while McDowell's solemn expression at the end is entertaining, it has nothing on his extreme case of bed head.

-- Alex Myers