For Graeme McDowell, Open and shut
BETHESDA, Md. -- Turns out Graeme McDowell is a love-'em-and-leave-'em kind of U.S. Open champion. He didn't even pin a note on the USGA's pillow.
When it came time to say goodbye to the Open trophy he won a year ago at Pebble Beach, McDowell was almost happy to see it gone. They had a great run together, but the relationship had grown stagnant. McDowell wanted out.
Or in breakup guyspeak: "It's not you, it's me."
McDowell shot an opening-round 1-under-par ...
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2011 U.S. OPEN
Course: Congressional CC, Blue Course
Where: Bethesda, Md.
Yardage, par: 7,574 yards, par-71