McDowell withdraws as McIlroy sets his sights on victory in Quail Hollow

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell has withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour Wells Fargo event at Quail Hollow.

The 2010 US Open champion said that he was feeling “under the weather” at last week’s Zurich Classic in America.

” I Very much wanted to play Quail Hollow but didn’t want to go there undercooked. Practice and rest for me this week,” McDowell said on Twitter.

McDowell’s fellow countryman Rory McIlroy will be in action at the Quail Hollow event where he won his first PGA Tour win in 2010.

Super Rory will defend his US Open title at the Olympic Club in six weeks’ time and is expecting the course in San Francisco to be a lot tougher than last year’s venue at Congressional.

McIlroy knocked four shots off the US Open championship record when he shot 16 under par last year.

“The thing that made the scoring low was the fact they got so much rain before,” said McIlroy.

The US Open will be held between the 11th – 17th June

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