GOLF: McDowell wins US Open

Portrush golfer Graeme McDowell has become the first European to win the US Open.

McDowell clinched his first major title in an impressive win at Pebble Beach last night.

The local man won by one shot from France's Gregory Havret with Ernie Els two behind in third and Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods tied fourth.

30-year-old McDowell came from three shots behind overnight as third-round leader Dustin Johnson imploded early on.

"It's an absolute dream come true, I've dreamed about this all my life," said McDowell, who won his fifth European Tour title in Wales two weeks ago.

See Tuesday's Coleraine Times for reaction to G-Mac's hisotric win.