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Graeme McDowell wasn't hiding his frustration over his golf clubs situation


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It's fair to say the build-up to the Irish Open has been frustrating for Graeme McDowell.

It's a word that came up more than once as the Northern Irishman spoke to our own Nathan Murphy at Ballyliffin Golf Club on Monday.

G'Mac is currently without his equipment which has hampered his preparations and he spoke about the issue with Nathan. 

"No clubs yet. Unfortunately, Air France are telling me they'll be in Dublin at 10PM. Hopefully a courier service will have them," he said, before joking that he has no minions available to bring the golf clubs up to Donegal for him.

"A courier service will hopefully have them at the Ballyliffin hotel by 4AM tomorrow morning. I'm on the tee at 7.30 in the morning for the Pro Am and I'm hoping to have my bats back in my hand."

He also spoke about how frustrating the situation has been for him.

"It's been an interesting 36 hours. Anyone who travels a lot or goes to airports, we lose bags. This one, the timing was frustrating because I had to pull the rip cord on The Open qualifier over at St Anne's. I played my practice round yesterday, I was ready to go but I couldn't get a straight answer out of Air France yesterday regarding when my clubs were going to arrive. 

"At about 10AM this morning, I found someone who could talk a bit of sense and actually go and put hands on them for me and hopefully will get them to me tonight. It's been a frustrating one."  


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