Graeme McDowell loses clubs ahead of Open qualifying
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.
Need assistance from @airfrance. Flew into Manchester last night from CDG and my golf clubs are untraceable. I have a 36 qualifier tomorrow for @TheOpen and really need my bag. Thanks in advance. #help— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) July 2, 2018
McDowell is aiming to secure a spot at the Open, due to take place at Carnoustie in Scotland from July 19.