2010 US Open champion, Graeme McDowell, has made it clear that he is looking forward to testing himself at this year’s tournament, held at the gruelling Olympic Club course in San Francisco.
The Ulsterman will be looking to repeat his success of two years ago, when he clinched victory at Pebble Beach to win his first and only Major title to date.
The course in San Francisco will be a different beast to the one at Pebble Beach, however, and McDowell has admitted that he is excited at getting started on the immaculate greens at the Olympic Club, as well as the longest hole ever to be played at a Major, in the 670-yard par five 16th.
“To me it seems like it’s a left-to-right players set-up, and I like the way it sets up for me so far,” McDowell admitted, after taking his first walk around the course.
“The greens are maybe the best greens I’ve seen in a very, very long time. They roll perfectly and it’s going to be a great test; it’s the US Open and we expect it to be tough.
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