Graeme McDowell has just made the cut two times in 7 appearances at US Masters. He has been not very successful compared to other majors. For a good measure, this week, he would arrive at Augusta still attempting to shake off an ankle problem which forced him to withdraw from Valero Texas Open 10 days earlier following the very first round.
In fact, he is also engaged in wrestling with his game. He is beginning to confront the fact that he has let himself to wander from the mental advance that once gave him so much success. He is one of a favored few to have won 1 major but it is not enough.
He told that he feels like he has been at crossroads recently, he is attempting to get himself back to the player he was and the way he thought rather than being this guy who is attempting to be perfect and has less patience and gets frustrated and angered quicker than he ever did. He is attempting to take a step back and realize that you are supposed to be happy when you get to this point.
Therefore, when they list the favorites for Masters later this week, McDowell would not be among those. He would be the underdog and that is actually fine. It is because he has always been an underdog. It is one of the reasons he is so liked and admired. The golf player universally known as G-Mac is the underdog’s champ.