Golf: Gutted McDowell focused on US Open

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Graeme McDowell admits in getting over his US Open disappointment quickly and sets his sights on success at the Open Championship.

Graeme McDowell admits it is important he gets over his US Open disappointment quickly, as he sets his sights on success at the Open Championship.

The 33-year-old was fancied by many to mount a strong challenge at Merrion this week, as he went in search of a second US Open title.

But the 2010 champion missed the cut after carding rounds of 79 and 74, to leave him on +13 – missing the cut by four shots.

Having recently won the Volvo World Matchplay event, McDowell was expecting a decent showing at the second major of the year but it wasn’t to be.

He admitted: “I’m temporarily dejected. I struggled the last couple days, but that’s golf and that’s the US Open.”

McDowell added: “I’ll shake it off though and I’ll get ready for the Open Championship in a few weeks’ time. That’s my next target.”

The Northern Irishman’s form at the Open Championship has been mixed, with three top-25 finishes and three missed cuts during nine appearances in the major.

McDowell though will be buoyed by last year’s effort at Royal Lytham, where he finished in a tie for fifth.

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