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Sports Personality of the Year 2010: Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell's 2010

Sports Personality of the Year
Venue: Birmingham LG Arena Date: Sunday, 19 December Time: 1900 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live & BBC Sport website.

We will be dedicating a day to one of the top 10 contenders from 6-17 December (in alphabetical order).


Graeme McDowell's rise to stardom in 2010 has been nothing short of incredible.

In June he became Europe's first US Open champion for 40 years when he clinched his maiden major title in impressive fashion at Pebble Beach.

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The Northern Irishman's victory also made him the first player from the United Kingdom to win a major since Paul Lawrie claimed the Open at Carnoustie in 1999.

The 31-year-old then showed nerves of steel to win the final singles match at the Ryder Cup in October, earning the point which won back the trophy for Europe.

And the rise of 'G-Mac', as he is affectionately know, has continued at pace, with victory at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October securing him a place in the world's top 10 golfers.

McDowell has described his year as "amazing" and it could get even better yet - if he were to follow in the footsteps of Nick Faldo, who was the last golfer to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year gong in 1989.


Stories from Graeme McDowell's year:

Graeme McDowell

See the full interview with Graeme McDowell in Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders - Monday 13 December, BBC One, 2305 GMT



see also
SPOTY top 10: Mark Cavendish
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Tom Daley
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Jessica Ennis
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: David Haye
17 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: AP McCoy
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme McDowell
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Graeme Swann
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Phil Taylor
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Lee Westwood
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY top 10: Amy Williams
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
2010 BBC Sports Personality - How they voted
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
McDowell clinches Valderrama win
31 Oct 10 |  Golf
Europe win Ryder Cup
19 Sep 04 |  Ryder Cup
McDowell in historic US Open win
21 Jun 10 |  Golf
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs named Sports Personality 2009
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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