Hilton Head Island lifeguard gives an assist to Graeme McDowell's mother

mmccombs@islandpacket.comApril 26, 2013 


Graeme McDowell hugs his caddie, Ken Comboy, after winning the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing in the first sudden death playoff hole. McDowell defeated Web Simpson to become the 2013 champion. The tournament was played at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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Apparently, in the days leading up to the 2013 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Marion McDowell became lost one night while trying to find the beachfront rental home of her son, 2010 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell.

Lucky for her, Hilton Head Island lifeguard Scott Ohlson was on the job and assisted Ms. McDowell in finding the Heritage winner-to-be's home

Graeme McDowell rewarded Ohlson with passes for the entire tournament for him and his family, let him sit in on his post-victory press conference, posed for photos and exchanged contact information for next year.

The Irish Examiner has the complete story here.

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