CHAMPION golfer Graeme McDowell is on top of the world after he became a father for the first time.
McDowel, 35 and from Portrush, broke his joyous news to his followers on Twitter.
He tweeted: “Thanks so much for all the well wishes.
“Mum and baby girl are happy and healthy. Happiest moment of my life hands down. #daddy #love”
His American wife Kristin Stape underwent a planned Caesarean section on Monday.
British Open and US PGA champion Rory McIlrory also sent his congratulations to McDowell.
He tweeted: “Congrats on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! #DaddyGMac.”