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McDowell's wife expecting a girl in August

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 19: Jordan Spieth of the United States walks across a green during a practice round prior to the start of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)  - 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Graeme McDowell has at least one reason to look forward to the summer - his wife is expecting.

McDowell said Friday that his wife, Kristin, is pregnant with their first child. She learned this week it will be a girl. He says the baby is due at the end of August. That's a busy time of the year for the 2010 U.S. Open champion because of the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup in Scotland.

McDowell says he learned on New Year's Day that his wife was pregnant, shortly after they returned from seeing his family in Northern Ireland. They were married in October in the Bahamas.

His wife has a 5-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, so McDowell says he already knows plenty about Disney princesses.