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The 148th Open Royal Portrush

Friends and rivals


McDowell shows Johnson round Royal Portrush

There’s nothing like a bit of local knowledge to help with your preparations for The 148th Open.

Graeme McDowell and Dustin Johnson may be rivals once golf’s original Championship tees off on Thursday but before then, world No.2 Johnson was shown around the famous Dunluce links by Portrush native McDowell.

“This is the town I grew up in and spent many an hour on the links here. To have The Open back for the first times since 1951 is special for the town - we’re excited to have the best players in the world here and show them what we have up on the north coast.” Graeme McDowell

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