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McDowell stays cool under pressure

Originally Published: June 20, 2010
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- At a U.S. Open that will likely always be defined by failure, Graeme McDowell turned what was a final-day fiasco for just about everyone else into the highlight of a lifetime.

Players crashed harder than any waves ever did this week at Pebble Beach, and it was difficult not to get swept up by the undertow.

But somehow McDowell became the first European in 40 years to capture the U.S. Open on a day when far more heralded players such as Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson ...

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