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Baby joy for Graeme McDowell and wife Kristin Stape

By Claire Williamson

Portrush champion golfer Graeme McDowell has become a father for the first time.

The 35-year-old took to Twitter yesterday to tell fans about the new addition to his family.

He said: "Thanks so much for all the well wishes.

"Mum and baby girl are happy and healthy. Happiest moment of my life hands down. #daddy #love"

McDowell's American wife Kristin Stape underwent a planned Caesarean on Monday.

Fellow Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy tweeted his congratulations. He said: "Congrats @Graeme_McDowell and @kristinstape on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! #DaddyGMac." There have been no pictures or names released yet.

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