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Airlines Lose Graeme McDowell's Clubs Night Before Open Qualifier

As if airlines haven't received enough bad publicity as of late, Graeme McDowell has become their next victim. After traveling with Air France en route to Manchester following the French Open last week, McDowell couldn't seem to find his most important piece of luggage.


After receiving no help from the airlines customer service, McDowell continued to tweet at them practically begging for assistance, but wasn't finding any. 





I would LOSE MY MIND, if I were in McDowell's position here. Think about all the hard work these guys put in day in and day out to compete at a professional level. Then when it finally comes time to be able to earn a spot in one of the golf's most coveted majors, an outside party takes away your opportunity to do so.

After looking for so long, McDowell had to call it quits for St. Anne's.



On the eve of the qualifier no less too! Such an unlucky occurrence here and Air France has to make up for this in someway. Perhaps some free flights but if I'm McDowell, do I want to travel with them again? Probably not. 

Fortunately for McDowell, he still has an opportunity to qualify as later this week he will be competing in the European Tour's Rolex Series event, where the top 3 players otherwise not exempt will earn a spot for The Open. 

McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open, and his PGA Tour exemption for winning the 2015 OHL Classic at Mayakoba expires next month. Last year, McDowell  missed The Open for the first time since 2003. Let's hope he can put together a good score this week to earn a spot. 

But to sum up how McDowell is feeling about Air France losing his clubs...



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