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Graeme McDowell in swipe at US Open cup flight luggage fee

Graeme McDowell has blasted an excess luggage charge by Cathay Pacific Airlines — for carrying the US Open trophy.

McDowell, known as G-Mac, was checking in at Singapore's Changi Airport on Monday on his way to the Hong Kong Open.

The airline adjudged his luggage to be over the weight and demanded an excess fee of around €300.

“All because I was carrying the US Open trophy that I brought to Shanghai, Singapore and on to Hong Kong, so that people could admire it,” said an angry McDowell.

Victory in Hong Kong would boost McDowell’s chances of being crowned Europe's number one at next week's Dubai World Championship.

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