Graeme McDowell

Earliest Masters memory: Staying up late when I was 16 to watch Greg Norman running away with it in 1996. Then 
Nick Faldo reeling him in.

Favourite hole: I love 11. You get to the top of the hill and look down on Amen Corner. It’s one of the finest views in golf, up there with the 7th at Pebble Beach and St Andrews’ 17th.

Hardest hole: 11 again! It’s difficult without being unfair. Hit a great shot there and you get rewarded. If you don’t, you’re in Rae’s Creek. Or you’ll have a tough chip.

How tough? The severity of slopes and run-offs, speed of the greens and pin positions… it’s special/horrible/amazing. Tee to green is not that brutal. But it’s the ultimate test in golf of chipping and putting.

Where do you stay? We rent a private house ten minutes from the course and I’ll have the family and some friends to stay. We’re gonna bring a chef in for the week to bring a taste of home.

Champions Dinner? I’m thinking about an Ulster Fry. A good golfer’s breakfast with a few fries on the side. And a pint of Guinness for a welcome drink.