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Graeme McDowell feeling business impact of pandemic as Nona Blue Taverns closed

Like every PGA Tour player, Graeme McDowell has spent the last two weeks considering his competitive future. But the Northern Irishman is also dealing with other professional concerns.

McDowell was among a group of founding partners of Nona Blue Modern Tavern in 2013 and the concept expanded to a second location just outside the gates of TPC Sawgrass in 2016. Like many food service businesses, both Nona Blue locations have been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We closed our doors because our model isn’t based on take-away food. We are a come-and-be-present restaurant. We had to take the tough decision to close the doors in both restaurants,” McDowell said during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.