Posted February 05, 2014 on AP on Fox
Graeme McDowell twisted his back and swung a club to loosen his joints in the morning chill of February at Pebble Beach, a course that looked nothing like he remembered it. ''I was a little more warmed up the last time I played here,'' he said. The first fairway, once lined with thousands of fans, was empty on this day. The putting surfaces were emerald green. McDowell recalls them being closer to brown. That was the U.S. Open, his first major. This is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-am. For three years, McDowell had little incentive to return to the scene of his greatest individual feat. ''It's not going to get any better than how it felt last time I was here,'' McDowell said. ''It was pretty tough to top the experience that weekend - the emotions, my dad, winning my first major championship. Doesn't get any better than that. So I really wasn't in a rush to come back.'' He found two good reasons to return, starting with the silver-haired man who joined him on the tee wi...
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