Graeme McDowell Wins US Open Golf 2010
Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the 110th edition of the US Open (Golf). His triumph ended the 40-year title drought of Europe from the competition.
McDowell, 30, took home the trophy and a total of 1,350,000 USD in winnings.
“I cannot believe I’m here with this trophy. It’s a dream come true. I’ve dreamed all my life, two ‘putts’ to win the U.S. Open,” said McDowell after winning the tournament. “I’m very excited. It’s so hard to win a tournament and more of a ‘great’ … I just tried to stay calm on the second nine holes and I did. I did a good job.”
The last time a player from Europe won the crown was in 1970 when Tony Jacklin of England ruled the event.
Meanwhile, Access Hollywood reported that McDowell has already shot his cameo guest appearance in the upcoming seventh season of Entourage.
“I don’t know which is cooler, two putts from 20 feet to win the U.S. Open or my appearance on Entourage,” he said to Access Hollywood.