Posted December 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Perhaps it was no coincidence that Graeme McDowell finally had a good night's sleep and then put together the best round at Sherwood Country Club, giving him a three-shot lead going into the weekend. Two weeks in China. A five-day holiday in Dubai. A tournament in Australia. Back to Dubai. One night at his new house in Florida. Then on to California. One reason McDowell feels so relaxed against an 18-man field at the World Challenge is that he can see the finish line. ''Looking forward to hanging the clubs up for a few weeks for sure,'' he said. Suddenly, there is a little bit of work left for him. He birdied the opening three holes Friday and finished strong for a 6-under 66, giving him a three-shot lead over Bo Van Pelt (68), Keegan Bradley (69) and Jim Furyk (69). Tournament host and defending champion Tiger Woods had a 69 and was four shots behind. McDowell has done a lot right this year, except for win. He now has one last chance to fix that. He played...
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