Sep 22—24, 2023

Graeme finished in 35th place at Chicago.

Graeme opened his account on day scoring 1 under par. He teed up on the 8th hole and was par after 8 holes but then dropped shots on the 16th(his 9th) and 18th(his 11th). He followed that with a solid last 7 holes which included 4 birdies, two of which were on his 17th/18th holes. Round 2 started on the 10th hole which he birdied and got him off to a nice start. After a further 5 pars he dropped shots on the 16th(his 7th) and 17th(his 8th). Similar to day one he then played good golf with 3 birdies with no dropped shots to end the day with a score or -2. Round 3 started on the 7th, with a couple of early dropped shots on the 8th(his 2nd) and 9th(his 3rd) he was up against it. He bounced back straight away with a birdie on the 10th(his 4th) which steadied the ship. He then shot 9 pars before a birdie on the 2nd(his 14th) which got him back to par for the day. From there, Graeme dropped a shot on the 5th(his 17th) with a par on 18 to finish his round +1.

Result, 35th place with rounds of -1 (70), -2(69), +1(72) for a score of -2

Team CLEEKS GC (-14) Finished in 9th place :Richard Bland E,-5,-4, Tot -9, Graeme McDowell -1,-2, +1 Tot -2, Bernd Wiesberger E, +1, -1, Tot E, Martin Kaymer +1, -2, +2, Tot +1


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