& # 039; I don't want to be a one-hit miracle & # 039; – McDowell sees another big and Ryder Cup again

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McDowell won his first European Tour title since 2014 in Saudi Arabia in February

World number 50 Graeme McDowell says that winning another big one feels feasible after rediscovering some of his best forms in recent months.

Northern Ireland 2010 Open champion, 40, claimed his first European Tour title since 2014 with victory at the Saudi International in February.

"I thought to myself 12 months ago that I wanted to be back at the top of the sport – one last time for how long I can stay there," McDowell said.

"[My form] really gave me that kick where the top of the game becomes tangible for me again."

McDowell enjoyed a nice finish until 2019 and continued his revival this year with a fourth placed finish in Hawaii before returning to the top 50 in the world with his triumph in Saudi Arabia.

The return to form comes after several disappointing years that McDowell, who represented Europe in four consecutive Ryder Cups between 2008 and 2014, fell out of the world's top 200 in 2018.

It is almost 10 years since McDowell won the US Open on Pebble Beach

"I think if you are not on your back nine on Sunday with the ultimate pressure on your shoulders, you think you have forgotten how to do it , "he said.

"I have been there a few times in the last year where you let the juices flow, I think I remember how to do it.

" It's a case now the game there as often as I can be.

"It would be nice to be a multiple champion, [not a] one-hit wonder."

Augusta appearance will not be a & # 39; make or break & # 39; season

McDowell's current rankings would be sufficient to give him an invitation to the first major of the year in Augusta in April, but the Portrush resident needs a decent finish in one of his next three tournaments to be sure of his place.

Although a first Masters performance since 2016 is now a very real target, McDowell insists The erm goals will not be omitted by his performances in the following month.

"I would like to be in Augusta – it is my favorite course in the world," he said.

"But it is I am not going to make or break my schedule or season. Augusta is not the end goal. That is a chance of back-nine on Sunday at a big championship.

" If it's not this year, it's next year. "

Ryder Cups & # 39; the best experiences of my career & # 39;

McDowell claimed the winning point for Europe at the Ryder Cup 2010 in Celtic Manor

After winning three straight Ryder Cups, McDowell & # 39; s bad shape saw him miss the European team from fellow countryman Darren Clarke in 2016 while he was vice captain was in Paris during the victory of Europe two years later.

"I spent one of these last two Ryder Cups on the couch and one with a vice captain's radio. I'm not sure which one was harder," McDowell thought.

"To be so close in France, watching the boys was difficult, but also a lot of fun.

" Watching at home on TV is not fun if you think you're good enough to to be there. "

McDowell & co-Irish lead winner Padraig Harrington will become Europe's captain later this year as they try to keep the cup at Whistling Straights in Wisconsin. I want to be part of it," McDowell said .

"I think he will be a fantasy stic captain and I would love to be one of the players and put on that European shirt at the first tee.

McDowell hopes to find his way to Harrington's Ryder Cup team

"The four Ryder Cups are the best experiences of my career so far.

" It felt like 24 years ago long ago. Even 12 months ago it felt a long way off.

"It feels more practicable now. I have a lot of work to be on the team between now and September, but I have the schedule ahead of me and I have the desire and the drive."

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