Gullane: If Graeme McDowell is hanging around Muirfield beyond on Friday, the rest of the British Open field had better watch out.
The Northern Irishman has been consistently inconsistent since the Masters in April, missing five cuts and claiming three wins in his eight events. He's either back home from a tournament on a Saturday or raising aloft a trophy on a Sunday.
So, which way is he leaning for the British Open?
McDowell says "I think links-style golf is in my blood and I always feel like I revert back well to it. I naturally and instinctively play well in the wind."
The seventh-ranked McDowell's record of one top-10 finish in nine Opens is disappointing, however, for a man who grew up playing links golf at Royal Portrush - the home course of 2011 champion Darren Clarke.