McDowell: Majors should be priority when golf returns

A year ago this week, Graeme McDowell resurrected his career with a victory at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. That feels like a lifetime ago, McDowell said, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made his return of form with the clubs “slightly irrelevant.” McDowell was speaking from his home in Florida where he was laying low with his family and waking up most mornings to his son asking him to go build train tracks.

McDowell was one of the voices of reason when the Players Championship was canceled after one round, saying one day later, “To be honest, I was expecting the horn to go off on the ground yesterday… It’s the right call. It’s the responsible move. At the end of the day what we’re doing out here is insignificant compared to what’s going on on the planet right now.”

Today was supposed to be the media day for the European Tour’s Irish Open, an event that McDowell, a proud Northern Irishman, committed to host in late May, but with each passing day seems…

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