Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell says he needs to start again after losing his PGA Tour card. McDowell, who broke his Major duck at the 2010 US Open, has struggled for consistency over the past couple of years and his last victory on the American circuit came at the 2015 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
The 39-year-old went into last week’s Wyndham Championship needing a good finish to make the FedEx Cup playoffs but despite making the cut, he ended up in a tie for 57th, leaving him 144th in the FedEx standings.
‘G-Mac’, who has been named as one of Thomas Bjorn’s vice-captains for the 2018 Ryder Cup, has now lost his PGA Tour card but he is feeling confident of enjoying a resurgence in form when he gets back to competitive action.
“I’m just going to hit the reset button,” McDowell was quoted as saying by golfbytourmiss.com. “I’ve played 14 of the last 17 weeks so it’s been a bit of a chase, unsuccessful.
The positives are, golf’s in good shape but I just haven’t capitalised on my good weeks well enough this season.
“I’m not unbelievably dejected. I feel my game’s close and if I can keep chiselling away and make the strides forward I know I can, I feel like I’m a hell of a lot closer than this time last year.”
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