Graeme finished in tied 50th place at -4 with rounds of 68, 68, 73 and 75.
Graeme the 2019 winner, got off to a good start and after Day 1 was two strokes behind after a bogey-free 68. He followed that up on Day 2 with another 68 with the highlight being double back-to-back birdies from holes 14 to 18.
“All in all, really happy with that start,” McDowell said. “Felt comfortable on the golf course. My fifth time here, I’m starting to feel reasonably comfortable down here in the strong wind. Felt good on the greens, everything felt pretty solid, so look forward to getting back at it in the morning.”
On Day 3 and 4 Graeme dropped down the leaderboard with disappointing rounds of 73 and 75.
“The golf course is wide open off the tee, if you get out of position, this golf course can kind of jump up and bite you.”