Graeme McDowell eyes Augusta improvement

Graeme McDowell Augusta

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Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell says he will be working tirelessly to master the greens at
August National in search of a first Masters title in Georgia this April.

The 36-year-old claimed his only major title back in 2010 at the US Open but he has failed to replicate that brilliant performance at Pebble Beach in the other three big tournaments.

He finished tied-5th and joint-10th in the 2012 Open and 2009 PGA Championship respectively, but the efforts in the opening major of the year have been frustrating to say the least.

The Portrush-born star is yet to record a top-10 result at Augusta, with his best position coming four years ago where he ended up in a share of 12th.

McDowell, who is a 10-time winner on the European Tour, has rediscovered some of his good form over the last season and he managed to win the 2015 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The world number 55 is now hoping to gather some momentum going into the Masters and he has revealed huge significance has been put on improving his work on the dance floor.

“I’m going to obsess about the greens more,” he said. “Putt it good and drive it more. I love Augusta. It just doesn’t like me yet but there is time.”

McDowell is a huge outside bet at 151.00 to clinch a first green jacket this season but he be facing huge competition from a star-studded field.

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is the joint-favourite alongside defending champion Jordan Spieth at 7.50 to triumph.

Jason Day, who won the PGA Championship last year, is an 11.00 shot while Australian Adam Scott is available at 13.00.

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