At the end of 2010, Graeme McDowell was ranked 6th in the world. He was the reigning US Open champion and was still riding the wave from holing the Ryder Cup-winning putt at Celtic Manor.
Now he finds himself nearly 150 places down the rankings and relying on invites and exemptions to play regularly on the PGA Tour.
Between 2010 and 2014 McDowell’s stock remained high and the Northern Irishman did right to cash in. He opened his own pub and restaurant in Orlando and started his own clothing line.
5 months ago, National Club Golfer