Kristin Stape, Graeme McDowell’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kristin Stape is the wife of golfer Graeme McDowell. (Getty)

Kristin Stape is the wife of golfer Graeme McDowell. (Getty)

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Kristin Stape is the wife of European golfer Graeme McDowell, a Ryder Cup veteran and major championship winner.

Kristin, 34, and Graeme, 35, have known each other since 2010 and have been married for almost 2 years.

A regular at the course, Stape and McDowell have been a bit busier in the past months as they welcomed a new addition to the family last summer.

Here’s what you need to know about Kristin and Graeme:


1. Stape & McDowell Have Been Married Since 2013

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Stape and McDowell were married in a quiet, low-key ceremony in the Bahamas on September 28, 2013.

McDowell proposed in October 2012 atop the helipad at the Burg Al rab hotel in Dubai.

The couple met in 2010 when McDowell hired Stape, an interior designer by trade, to do some work on his Lake Nona, Florida, home.



2. She Is a Florida Native

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Stape is an Orlando, Florida, native while her husband is from Northern Ireland.

McDowell, though, has been in the United States for about 15 years. He was a standout collegiate golfer at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and in 2002 as a senior garnered national player of the year honors.

He then moved to Florida, settling in Lake Nona, which is a community in Orlando.



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3. Kristin Is an Interior Designer

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As mentioned above, Kristin is an interior designer, which is how she met Graeme.

On her Twitter account — @kristinstape — she lists her website as kristinstapedesign.com. Though that website does not appear to be active anymore.

According to her Twitter bio, Kristin considers herself:

Fashionista for the home, eternal optimist, foodie, sports enthusiast, wannabe MacGyver, and most fun of all… a mother.



4. The Couple Has 1 Child Together

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Kristin gave birth to the couple’s first child in August 2014.

Their daughter’s name is Vale Esme.

Graeme’s Twitter account — @Graeme_McDowell — is full of pictures of Vale.

Kristin also has a child from a previous relationship.



5. McDowell Won the 2010 U.S. Open

2010 was a pretty memorable year for McDowell. First, he won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

Then later in the year, his singles victory over Hunter Mahan clinched a 14.5-13.5 win for Europe over the United States in the Ryder Cup.

Graeme has been on the European Ryder Cup 4 times — 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. And he’s enjoyed a lot of success in the events. McDowell is 3-1 in singles competition and 4-2 in foursomes, totaling 9 points for his team over the 4 head-to-head battles with the United States.

Still, that’s got to be tough for Kristin; she’s American, but her husband plays for Europe.


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