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Video: Royal County Down tougher than the US Open, says G-Mac


The Royal County Down course is a tougher test than the US Open, according to Graham McDowell.

The Portrush man - who finished on 291, seven above par - said the reality was that it was just a very tough course.

"I think this is going to be tougher than the US Open. I can't see how it gets any tougher than this. It was a unique test.

"I grew up in this stuff (links) and I would be the first to admit I don't know how to play this anymore.

"You lose the creativity and art form that is playing golf in the wind," he said.

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