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Family affair

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SOUTHHAMPTON, Bermuda – One of the year’s best snapshots is the embrace between Graeme McDowell and his father, Kenny, following the Northern Irishman’s victory at Pebble Beach in June.

Little surprise then that this week at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Kenny McDowell is along for the victory lap at Port Royal Golf Club. The only difference on Monday was that McDowell’s mother Marian, who is battling Multiple Sclerosis, got a rare glimpse of her son in action during the pro-am.

“They had my mom buggied around,” he said. “It’s one of the first times she’s seen me play in a long time and was really special.”

And his father?

“He’s kicked back on a beach somewhere,” McDowell smiled.