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NI's Graeme McDowell to compete in Masters

Portrush golfer Graeme McDowell. Credit: PA

Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell will compete in this year’s Masters for the first time in four years.

The Masters, which should have been played this week, has been put back until a proposed date in November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The top 50 players in the world attend what is one of golf’s most prestigious major tournaments.

Portrush’s McDowell is currently 49th and organisers have confirmed they will honour his place despite the postponement.

McDowell was also due to host the Irish Open at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny from 28-31 May, but it has been postponed as well.