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Graeme McDowell |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/30/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 168
College: Alabama-Birmingham

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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. Nov 22 - 5:45 PM

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Graeme McDowell crafted a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-32=65 in today's third round of The RSM Classic to post 12-under 200, four swings back of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner.

McDowell won last week's weather-delayed OHL in his first start of the 2015-16 season. It was his third TOUR title in his 148th start, and came from three back in the finale to win in a playoff. This week, McDowell is 12-under thru 54, trailing by four. Playing two groups ahead of the final threesome, which included Kisner, he circled five on the card against no dropped shots. His 65 was tied second best on the day (Kisner) and bumped him nine spots to solo third. The 36-year-old missed but three greens on his loop, including at the par-4 first after taking a, what he termed, "idiotic" penalty. With preferred lies in play for 17 of the last 18 rounds on TOUR, McDowell approached his tee shot in the fairway and lift, cleaned and placed it, only to learn that preferred lies were not in effect. After the penalty drop, he hit the green and canned a 9'9" par putt and was on his way.
Nov 21 - 5:27 PM

Graeme McDowell reached the halfway point of The RSM Classic in 7-under-par 67-68=135 and sits four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

G-Mac is a grizzled veteran, so it's not surprising that he's again in contention after claiming victory in a playoff on Monday in México. Thus far in Georgia, he's striped 21 (of 28) fairways and hit 27 greens in regulation. That places him outside the top 50 in both stats at last check. However, he's offset three bogeys with 10 birdies.
Nov 20 - 3:45 PM

Graeme McDowell spun a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the weather-delayed final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 18-under 266, and then won with birdie on the first hole of sudden death over Russell Knox and Jason Bohn.

McDowell emerged from the three-man horse race to win his third TOUR title in his 148th career start and first since the 2013 RBC Heritage. After opening in 67-63-70, he began his final frame on Sunday at 13-under (T3) and three adrift. Playing in the penultimate threesome, the Northern Irishman was at 16-under total and 3-under on his loop when play was initially halted due to heavy rain. When the battle resumed, he added birdies at 10, 12 and 13 prior to play being nixed for darkness. But he co-led at 19-under heading into Monday. Today's restart saw the 36-year-old three-putt the 16th for his lone bogey but a clutch par save on the 72nd hole of regulation got him into the playoff. McDowell becomes the first international to triumph at the OHL. The win gets him into the Masters, THE PLAYERS and PGA Championship.
Nov 16 - 10:23 AM

Overnight leader Graeme McDowell bobbed and weaved to a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in the third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba for a three-day total of 13-under 200, three adrift of Derek Fathauer.

After opening in 67-63, McDowell held a one-shot lead over playing partner Fathauer heading to the weekend. It was his first 36-hole lead on TOUR since the 2014 WGC-HSBC where he eventually finished T3. Unfortunately, McDowell's third round began similar to his opener, with OB off the tee leading to double bogey-6 at the first and followed with bogey at the par-4 second. The 36-year-old fought back with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 to turn 1-over. He went back-to-back again on 10 and 11 and just prior to the horn sounding due to lightning, he went OB right off the tee at the par-5 13th. When play resumed following an 84-minute stoppage, he finished up the hole with bogey-6. The Ulsterman added his fifth birdie of the day at the par-4 17th to complete his scoring, eventually settling into a four-way tie for third place. Thru 54 holes, he's T1 in total birdies (24) but T24 in bogeys and T67 in double bogeys.
Nov 14 - 4:05 PM

Graeme McDowell buried nine birdies en route to an 8-under-par 31-32=63 in today's second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and posted 12-under 130, good for a three-stroke clubhouse lead after 36 holes.

Despite yesterday's 67, the concern was that he'd need to manufacture more scoring chances to consider making a run at his third PGA TOUR title. Well, he totaled 15 greens in regulation today to set the stage on cue. G-Mac has missed only three (of 28) fairways, so he's taking the pressure off his irons, but that he's executing is refreshing. He's pacing the field of 132 with 16 birdies at the break.
Nov 13 - 12:13 PM

In his first action at El Camaleón Golf Club since 2007, Graeme McDowell toured the track in 4-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Now in the final year of a multi-year exemption on the PGA TOUR and ineligible for the BMW Masters on the European Tour this week, G-Mac made his 2015-16 season debut in México for the first time. It started ominously, too, with a double bogey at the par-4 first hole. But the 36-year-old connected birdies at Nos. 4-8 to turn in 3-under. He traded two birdies with one bogey coming in before checking up two shots back of the foursome sharing the clubhouse lead. Despite the field-tying-high seven birdies today, McDowell will need to plan on setting up even more greens in regulation if he's going to contend this week. He split 12 (of 14) fairways but hit only 11 GIR. Needless to say, he squeezed as much out of his potential as possible today.
Nov 12 - 5:50 PM

Graeme McDowell climbed into the top 10 after two rounds of the Turkish Airlines Open by matching his lowest round of the season with a 7-under-par 31-34=65.

He's 9-under 135 at the midpoint. His previous 65 came back in his very first event of the season and that T9 at the Dubai Desert Classic remains his best finish of a disappointing campaign. G-Mac put himself in place to beat that and hopefully challenge for a first win of 2015 with a lap of the Montgomerie Maxx Royal featuring seven birdies and 11 pars. He picked up shots at 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 17 and goes into the weekend five shots behind leader Jaco Van Zyl. The 2010 U.S. Open winner hit 15 greens in regulation today and is 10-for-11 in scrambling through 36 holes.
Oct 30 - 10:47 AM

Graeme McDowell has finished in the top 20 in all four starts at the UBS Hong Kong Open and returns there for another crack this week.

It's been a tough season for G-Mac, who hasn't recorded a single top 10 since his T9 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. But there have been definite signs of improvement in recent weeks with a T19 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and a T30 in the British Masters. McDowell, who is 67th on the Race To Dubai, told, "I feel like I'm really close. It has not been the kind of year I'd hoped for but that's the game of golf. You've got to take the rough with the smooth. Got to keep working and keep trying. So I feel like sort of turning the corner and the motivation, the confidence is coming back to me, and looking forward to being on leaderboards very soon." McDowell describes Fanling as a "thinking man's course" and his form there reads: 5-18-11-6. His last appearance was in 2010.
Oct 21 - 4:32 AM

Graeme McDowell will play his first tournament on German soil for six years when he tees it up in this week's Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

G-Mac made the top 15 at the Mercedes-Benz Championship in that 2009 event while going further back he has a second, a third, a fourth and a fifth in past events in Germany. He'd settle for something similar this week as the Northern Irishman hasn't delivered a worldwide top 10 since a T9 at the Dubai Desert Classic in his opening event of the season. There were better signs when he posted T17 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but he's been off the course since missing the cut at the PGA Championship. It looks as if gamers will have to buy into the notion of 'form is temporary, class is permanent' to get McDowell on board this week.
Sep 21 - 5:10 PM

Graeme McDowell hung up a 1-under-par 33-36=69 in his third round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and is 4-under 206 after 54 holes.

That's five swings behind leader Justin Rose although G-Mac will be frustrated it isn't one closer after he missed a five-foot par putt at the last. Before that, the Northern Irishman looked set to complete a back nine containing only pars. McDowell converted from 13'3" at the opening hole and added another from 4'5" at the second before finding a third birdie, this time from 7'2", at the 8th. That was the end of the forward move, however, as he bogeyed the 9th before setting out on the par train from 10 to 17. In truth, a sub-par round was an impressive feat given that he split just three (of 14) fairways although his misses weren't too bad as shown by greens in regulation figures of 72.22%.
Aug 8 - 5:49 PM

Graeme McDowell followed his opening 66 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 1-over-par 35-36=71 in today's second round.

At the time he posted 3-under 137, McDowell held outright possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but that will not hold by the time the entire field concludes two rounds. Still, that he's included in the conversation at all is a wonder. G-Mac has hit only eight greens in each round thus far. He found only one birdie today and gave back a pair of shots with bogey, but avoided a third with a par save from 20-and-a-half feet at the par-3 15th hole.
Aug 7 - 1:49 PM

Graeme McDowell carded a 4-under-par 31-35=66 to set the new clubhouse target on day one of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

G-Mac made it look easy on the front nine, tapping in for birdies at 2 and 3 and adding another pair from inside 10 feet at 6 and 7 to turn in 31. The Northern Irishman hit 5-under after converting from 5'9" at 10 but after that it became something of a struggle. McDowell dropped a shot at the 12th and then had to show off his scrambling skills to keep his card clean over the final six holes. The 66 equals his best score at Firestone CC and has usurped Rickie Fowler's previous target of 3-under. "I'm excited to post a good early round here," he told Sky Sports. "Coming in I hung in there well with some good par saves." The 2010 U.S. Open champion split just 6 (of 14) fairways and hit only 8 greens in regulation. Six of those missed greens came in the last seven holes.
Aug 6 - 5:41 PM

Graeme McDowell finished T8 in last year's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and returns to Akron for another crack.

That was actually his first top 20 in seven appearances at Firestone Country Club’s South Course and represented a fifth straight top 10 finish worldwide. If that was a reflection of his form at the time, he'll hope that same scenario won't play out this year. G-Mac has struggled over the last six months and a season-opening T9 at January's Dubai Desert Classic remains his only top 10 of the campaign. Across June and July he cashed just twice in six starts, his latest halfway exit coming at the Canadian Open two weeks ago.
Aug 4 - 6:47 PM

Graeme McDowell returned to form with a 4-under-par 30-36=66 in his opener at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Gullane GC.

That's better from G-Mac after three straight missed cuts although a pair of closing bogeys took some of the gloss away. The 2010 U.S. Open champion flew out of the gates with five birdies in his opening eight holes and picked off another par breaker at 16 to move to within a shot of Thorbjorn Olesen's lead. But he dropped his first shot of the day at 17 and followed it with another at 18 to fall three behind. Nevertheless this is McDowell's best round since he shot the same score in the first round of The Heritage in April and puts him in position to get a much-needed confidence boost ahead of next week's Open.
Jul 9 - 8:56 AM