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McDowell refuses to panic


PARIS — Graeme McDowell is hoping to rediscover his best form in this week’s French Open at Le Golf National near Paris.

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The 33-year-old Northern Irishman has missed the cut in five of his last six strokeplay events after being forced to take another weekend off during last weekend’s Irish Open.

McDowell has, however, managed to notch wins this year at the RBC Heritage the week after the Masters and the World Match Play in Bulgaria to prove he still has what it takes.

“Obviously that Volvo World Match Play offsets some really average golf for me I suppose,” said McDowell.

“I really just haven’t had enough course time the last couple of months and that was highlighted at the US Open — he shot rounds of 76 and 77 at Merion – and it was highlighted a little bit last week in Ireland, missing by one there.

“I thought I had snuck in for the weekend and I could have done with a couple of extra rounds of golf under my belt, but used the weekend constructively, hit a lot of balls.

“I feel like, thankfully, I’ve got a couple of victories under the belt this year to offset maybe the panic button being hit.

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