Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/21/12
Graeme McDowell looks like a guy people would pay to be an opponent, someone having way too much fun to accomplish anything important. And by the time you realize he doesn't really cut loose until the hard work is done, it's already way too late. Midway through an unusually bright afternoon along the northwest coast, the Northern Irishman was a long way down the leaderboard at the British Open, hiding in plain sight. McDowell had gone off at 4 under, in the fourth-to-last group, but by the time he reached the seventh hole at Royal Lytham, he was giving up ground to players on both sides of him like a stalled car about to be shoved to the side of the road. ''I'm walking down the eighth fairway today ready to throw something in the nearest bush because I'm feeling the British Open getting away from me,'' he recalled. Then McDowell cut a 9-iron that rolled within 10 feet of the flag, made that for birdie and it was game on. By the end of Saturday, McDowell had zoomed to a 67, the N...
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