Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell was paid a dividend of $475,000 last year by a golf company that he owns, according to accounts filed

Graeme Mcdowell : News | Wife | World ranking

Graeme McDowell MBE  is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland.

Graeme Mcdowell : News | Wife | World ranking

Personal information
Nickname G-Mac
Born 30 July 1979 (age 43)
Portrush, County Antrim Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 168 lb (76 kg; 12.0 st)
Sporting nationality  Northern Ireland
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Kristin Stape

(m. 2013)

Children 3

He has a total of eleven tournament victories on the European Tour, and four on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. In 2022, he joined LIV Golf.

McDowell has also represented Ireland at the World Cup and he has been a member of the European Ryder Cup team on four occasions.

He has appeared in the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, with a highest ranking position of 4th (January to March 2011).


Graeme McDowell was paid a dividend of $475,000 (€490,214) last year by a golf promotions company that he owns, according to latest accounts filed here.

Abridged accounts for McDowell’s Boyport Services Ltd – signed off in August – show that $475,000 dividends was paid out last year compared with $2.1 million in 2020.

Graeme Mcdowell : News | Wife | World ranking

He had received dividend payouts of $1.42 million in 2019 and $2.87 million in 2018 – a total of $6.86 million over the four years.

Accumulated profits at the company last year increased by $126,631 to $15.25 million.

McDowell has been subjected to criticism concerning his decision to sign up to the controversial and lucrative new Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tour earlier this year.

After speaking out on his reasons for joining earlier this year, the Portrush golfer commented at the JP McManus Pro-Am event in July that “in hindsight, I wish I had said nothing”.

On joining the LIV tour the 43-year-old said: “It’s financially a great opportunity for me and my family.”

Graeme McDowell wife

Graeme McDowell’s  wife is Kristin Stape. They have been married since 2013 and have three kids together.

Kristin Stape is a professional interior designer,  Fashionista for the home, sports enthusiast, and above all a mother of three.

Graeme Mcdowell : News | Wife | World ranking

Graeme McDowell’s wife, Kristin Stape, has been by his side for the ups and downs of his golf career.

The couple married in 2013, and they have three children — two daughters and a son — together. They’ve worked on behalf of a variety of charities and live in Florida together.

World ranking 

Graeme McDowell is not currently ranked in the top 300 of the world golf rankings.

Graeme McDowell’s peak world ranking occured on February 28, 2011, when he was ranked #4 with 6.443 world ranking points.

Graeme Mcdowell : News | Wife | World ranking

McDowell Year End World Rankings

Year                  Ranking                  Points              
2002 185 0.82
2003 >300  
2004 55 2.10
2005 56 2.15
2006 132 1.18
2007 106 1.43
2008 33 2.77
2009 39 2.57
2010 6 6.18
2011 13 4.55
2012 15 4.81
2013 14 5.01
2014 15 4.24
2015 57 2.32
2016 84 1.74
2017 184 0.97
2018 237 0.75
2019 120 1.33
2020 80 1.65

Graeme McDowell has never been ranked #1 in the world. The closest he came was on February 28, 2011 when he was ranked #4.

Graeme McDowell has spent a total of 55 weeks ranked in the top 10. His longest stretch was 32 consecutive weeks between December 6, 2010 and July 11, 2011.

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