Graeme McDowell has an interesting take on his opponents’ performance.
He said that Marc Leishman and Adam Scott will benefit from the homegrown support at the World Cup of Gold crown. However, he believes that some extra noise can be troublesome to their progress as it can result in added expectation. And this can affect the performance as well.
He will be partnering with Shane Lowry in Melbourne for the team event, which is scheduled for November 24. And he hopes to see some generous Irish supporters when they play at the famous Sandbelt course.
When it comes to the 56-player field, support from the gallery is very important. And he knows that Leishman and Scott will be walking away with most of the backing. But when it comes to the pair’s category which has players from 28 nations, gallery support can be a double-edged sword.
He still remembers the 2013 event where the fan group named “the Fanatics” played a big part in the event at Royal Melbourne. Jason Day and Scott, the Australian pair, walked away with the top prize. And he wishes to have the same kind of fan support so that he and Lowry can outperform themselves.
Such an atmosphere created by the fans at the gallery can be very crucial.
He believes that playing with the Aussie boys will contribute to the fun. And he looks forward to the banter associated with it. A good turnout can always expect over there. The good thing is that there are plenty of Irish in Melbourne, which is definitely going to be a big plus when they will be playing there.
When asked about the upcoming event, he said that expects good support for him and Shane. But he knows for sure that Leishman and Scottie will be getting maximum support due to the home advantage. But he also believes that it will add expectations.