Posted July 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the French Open on Sunday, shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round to capture his ninth European Tour title by four strokes. McDowell had five birdies and a bogey to finish 9-under 275. The Northern Irishman won the World Match-Play Championship in May, but missed the cut in his three following tournaments. Richard Sterne of South Africa (71) was second. He made three birdies on the front nine before faltering on the back nine with three bogeys. Graeme Storm of England, the 2007 winner, and Eduardo De La Riva of Spain shot 69s to share third place, five strokes off the pace. McDowell and Sterne entered the final round with a share of the lead and both broke away from the field by making two birdies for a three-shot advantage after five holes. Sterne initially got the upper hand when McDowell missed a short par putt on No. 7. But McDowell picked up a shot on No. 10 to draw level with Sterne. He then took sole possession of the lead when ...
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