Posted December 01, 2012 on
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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.
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Graeme McDowell rolled in two long putts early and kept bogeys off his card to keep the lead in the World Challenge on Saturday.
McDowell, trying to win at Sherwood for the second time in three years, had a 4-under 68 for a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley (67). Tiger Woods failed to birdie any of the five par 5s at Sherwood, though the tournament host and defending champion stayed...
Graeme McDowell has done a lot right this year, except for win. He now has one last chance to fix that.
McDowell, back at the course that has provided two big moments for his career, opened with three straight birdies Friday and finished strong for a 6-under-par 66 to take a three-shot lead in the World Challenge going into the weekend.
Bo Van Pelt had to save bogey on the last...
Graeme McDowell closed with a 4-under-par 68 to win the World Challenge by three shots on Sunday, his first title in two years.
The Northern Irishman held off Keegan Bradley with a couple of key short-game shots on the back nine and finished with one last birdie he didn't need. It was the 10th time in 12 rounds that he has shot in the 60s at Sherwood Country Club, and he now...
Graeme McDowell didn't let up on Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Woods World Challenge, following his tournament-best 6-under-par 66 on Friday with a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead into Sunday's final round.
Here are Five Things to take away from Saturday at Sherwood Country Club:
1. Perfect 10?
Graeme McDowell let the world know about his upcoming 10-week vacation...