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Graeme McDowell |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/30/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 168
College: Alabama-Birmingham

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Graeme McDowell took home a share of the bronze in his only Fall Series start, reaching the holiday break ranked 39th in the FedExCup standings.
G-Mac finished in solo third last year at the WGC-HSBC Champions, so he takes a slight hit in total FEC points. A good result regardless and he now has nine top 10s in his last 18 PGA TOUR events. A 50-percent top-10 ratio is remarkable, and gamers should pay top dollar whenever McDowell chooses to tee it up this season. Dec 9 - 8:20 PM

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Overnight leader Graeme McDowell had nothing in his final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, posting a 1-over-par 36-37=73 to reach 10-under 278 and check up in a three-way tie for third place.

Threes are wild at Sheshan International Golf Club for McDowell. He finished alone in third place there in 2011 and 2013. Today's reality may be the most bitter to accept, however. Not only was he gunning for a wire-to-wire win, but he played his last 26 holes in 2-over with just one birdie. McDowell led the field with only six bogeys (and nothing worse), but he squared half of them on par 5s.
Nov 9 - 2:58 AM

Overnight leader Graeme McDowell opened the door with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in his third round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to post 11-under 205, good for a one-stroke lead over Hiroshi Iwata.

This wasn't G-Mac's best effort. While he split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, he buried only three birdies and stumbled to two bogeys. He played the quartet of par 5s in birdie-free 1-over. Nevertheless, he's in the catbird's seat at Sheshan International Golf Club with 18 holes to play. McDowell will be gunning for an outright wire-to-wire title and his third win on the PGA TOUR.
Nov 8 - 3:30 AM

Overnight leader Graeme McDowell answered his opening 67 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with another in today's second round and posted 10-under 134, good for the overnight 36-hole lead.

G-Mac's card today featured respective nines of 33 and 34. Best of all, it contained no squares. In addition to going bogey-free, he ripped off five birdies, three of which on par 5s, to seemingly coast into the weekend. While scoring is markedly higher this year, the Ulsterman is only two strokes off Dustin Johnson's pace at the same time last year. DJ then closed with a pair of 66s. We can't expect the same this week, but McDowell is showing no signs of easing off the throttle.
Nov 7 - 2:47 AM

Graeme McDowell posted a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, good for sole possession of the clubhouse lead.

Scoring is way up at Sheshan International Golf Club today. A year ago, Rory McIlroy held the 18-hole lead with a 65 and winner Dustin Johnson established the tournament record at 24-under 264. McDowell cruised out to bogey-free 7-under through 12 holes. He circled seven birdies. However, he bogeyed the par-3 fourth hole and the par-5 eighth coming in to give the field a fighting chance. Despite the challenge, G-Mac's score falls in line with his average during his pair of third-place finishes in the last two editions of the tournament. In 2011 and 2014, he averaged 67.5 over those eight rounds.
Nov 6 - 1:37 AM

Graeme McDowell split a piece of 16th place at last week's BMW Masters and will take a shot at Sheshan International at this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

McDowell enters the week with top 40s in 10 of his last 11 stroke-play events, worldwide. Adding fuel to the fire, G-Mac has top 10s in four of the last five WGC stroke-play events, including a third-place finish at last year's WGC-HSBC. It was the second bronze-medal finish for the Ulsterman at Sheshan International, with the previous coming in 2011. Course history converges with steady form to make McDowell a formidable option in any format this week.
Nov 3 - 11:42 PM

Graeme McDowell took down Jordan Spieth 2 and 1 in singles at the 40th Ryder Cup.

The American wunderkind skated out to a 3-up margin with wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 5, the latter two with par-4s. It stood that was at the turn, and the G-Mac went off, winning Nos. 10, 11, 12 and 13 to assume a 1-up lead. With another McDowell win at the par-4 15th, Spieth's life in the competition was all but extinguished. After the duo traded par-5s at 16, the match ended at the par-3 17th where McDowell drilled a mid-range par save. It was his third victory in as many matches this week and expanded Europe's overall lead to 12-6. The defending champs are now only two points shy of retaining the Cup. In his debut in the event, Spieth went 2-1-1, so he did his part.
Sep 28 - 10:22 AM

Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson improve to 2-0-0 for the Ryder Cup with their 5 and 4 win over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

Considering the duo of Fowler and Walker had already logged 54 holes prior to this match, while G-Mac and V-Dub were well rested with only 16 holes in the books, fatigue could have played a major factor in the outcome. The Europeans circled five birdies, so they did more than their fair share in earning the point. Fowler and Walker fall to 0-1-3. At the end of their match, Europe improved to 8½-5½ overall.
Sep 27 - 12:47 PM

Graeme McDowell turns his attention to the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles for the 40th Ryder Cup.

McDowell has been a model of consistency over the past year, finishing inside the top 40 in 16 of his last 19 worldwide events. That same consistent nature has shown over his first three Ryder Cup appearances as he owns a 5-5-2 record ahead of this week. His usual pairing with Rory McIlroy is up in the air this week for many reasons, so it will be interesting to watch how Paul McGinley utilizes McDowell this week.
Sep 25 - 8:41 AM

Graeme McDowell settled for a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in his opening round of the BMW Championship.

After getting brushed off the course due to Thursday's weather delay, McDowell returned to Cherry Hills this morning to polish off his first round. It was his first as a father; his daughter was born on Aug. 25. He sat out last week's Deutsche Bank Championship and slid to 53rd in the FedExCup standings. G-Mac hit only 11 greens in regulation in his first loop of Cherry Hills and saved par just twice while squaring five bogeys. His only notable conversion fell in for birdie from 37'3" at the par-4 fourth hole.
Sep 5 - 1:31 PM

In a post-tournament interview at the PGA Championship on Aug. 10, Graeme McDowell laid out his schedule for the FedExCup Playoffs, which overlaps the timing of the scheduled birth of his first child.

We've known for months that G-Mac's wife was going to deliver in August, but the baby controls the schedule. For now, he's in the field at Ridgewood Country Club for The Barclays. "Boston week [Deutsche Bank Championship] we have the baby coming so I'm going to take Boston week off and then I'll be in Colorado [for the BMW Championship], hopefully in Atlanta [TOUR Championship] and hopefully Gleneagles [Ryder Cup], kind of the tentative schedule subject to change," he said at Valhalla 10 days ago. McDowell enters the Playoffs slotted 43rd in points. Assuming he skips the DBC, the pressure is on to make the cut at The Barclays. For example, Ken Duke opened the 2012 Playoffs as the 42-seed. He then went 0-for-2 to drop to 76th, so he didn't advance to the BMW. But back in 2009, Nathan Green started 41st, missed two cuts and dropped to only 65th. Regardless, expect a solid performance from the Ulsterman this week.
Aug 20 - 6:52 PM

Graeme McDowell turned in a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to end his week inside the top 10 at 7-under 273.

The Ulsterman got things going with a 44-yard chip-in eagle on the par-5 second hole and really never looked back. Of his three birdies, his 21'9" effort on the par-4 eight hole stands as an additional highlight. He suffered his lone bogey on the par-4 ninth after he failed to recover from a poor drive. He enters the PGA Championship at Valhalla in solid form.
Aug 3 - 6:40 PM

Graeme McDowell signed for a 2-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open.

G-Mac had a colorful scorecard today, circling five birdies while giving three back along the way. The Englishman continued his struggle on the greens at Royal Montreal, making just two putts outside of five feet during his final round and adding in a three-putt on the par-4 third. Despite the putting woes, McDowell still held on at 9-under 271 for his seventh top 10 of this PGA TOUR season.
Jul 27 - 4:22 PM

Graeme McDowell failed to make a move as he signed for an even-par 34-36=70 in the third round of the RBC Canadian Open, reaching the 54-hole mark at 7-under 203.

Entering the week as the number one putter on TOUR, McDowell finished the third round surprisingly ranked 52nd in the field in strokes gained-putting. With just 12 par breakers on the week, G-Mac will have to ditch his conservative play style if he wants to catch Jim Furyk at the top. Given his lack of putts made this week, that is certainly an area he could improve upon come Sunday.
Jul 26 - 6:10 PM

Graeme McDowell spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 31-34=65 in his second round of the RBC Canadian Open to post 7-under 133, three strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

G-Mac admitted to some fatigue in his post-round interview on Golf Channel on Thursday, but it's not affecting his performance inside the ropes. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling today and circled five birdies, four of which from outside 14 feet. The longest stretched 20'11" at the par-4 18th. His most impressive par save rolled in from 11'9" at 13. It's worth noting that McDowell also holed out from the fairway for eagle from 213 yards at the par-4 11th in his opening round.
Jul 25 - 1:03 PM