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Graeme McDowell loses clubs ahead of Open qualifying

Graeme McDowell's golf clubs have been lost
Digital staff

GOLFER Graeme McDowell has lost his clubs ahead of a qualifier for the Open Championship.

The Portrush-born sportsman flew to England for qualifying tomorrow, ahead of the Irish Open at Ballyliffin, Co Donegal, on Thursday.

McDowell had been playing in a tournament in France and flew out of Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport to Manchester.

But a bag containing his golf clubs has now gone missing.

He tweeted an appeal for help earlier today.

McDowell is aiming to secure a spot at the Open, due to take place at Carnoustie in Scotland from July 19.

Graeme McDowell playing at the Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. File picture by Margaret McLaughlin

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