10 July 2010
US Open winner Graeme McDowell: British or Irish?
GOLF CHAMPION Graeme McDowell has tried to end the confusion over whether he should be described as Irish or British.
The 2010 US Open winner comes from Portrush in County Antrim and says:
“Mum's a Catholic, Dad's a Protestant, I was brought up Presbyterian but... I'm Irish.”
He told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in the United States that he’s Irish.
McDowell has made it clear, though, that he does not want to be drawn into any controversy over the issue.