BBC Sport - Graeme McDowell encouraged by good start at Irish Open
McDowell encouraged by good Irish Open start
- From the section Golf
Graeme McDowell is heartened by a solid start to the 2017 Irish Open after shooting a five-under-par 67 in the first round at Portstewart.
McDowell, who was born just a few miles away in Portrush, is trying to avoid dropping out of the world's top 100 for the first time since January 2008.
The 37-year-old has yet to record a top-10 finish this season.