Graeme McDowell tossed up a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of The RSM Classic to post 15-under 267, a distant seven swings back of champion Kevin Kisner.
Recently, McDowell stated that he was worried about keeping his playing privileges. Two weeks on and that's a distant memory. Last week's winner in his OHL debut, chases with solo third in his second RSM and first since a missed cut in 2011. Looking for back-to-back titles, the 36-year-old began the finale in solo third, four adrift of Kisner. Playing with the would-be-champ and Kevin Chappell, he gave chase early with birdies at the par-4 first and fifth, respectively, both from inside seven feet. However, by the turn he was down seven and the title chase was over. Two oddities came McDowell's way on Sunday. First, he sent his drive at the par-5 seventh flying into the left rough, but his ball careened off Kisner's mom's ankle and back into the fairway. Later, he was battling Chappell for runner-up when his approach on 16 buried in the bunker, completely out-of-sight. Two swings later he was on and to his credit, dropped the six-footer for bogey.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:45:00 PM