May 03-05, 2024

Graeme finished in T37 place at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club. G-Mac scored rounds of -3, +2 and E to give him a total of -1. The Portrush man started well with a bogey free opening round of 3 under par which had in the 8th place. Day 1 included an eagle on the par5 4th hole and birdie on the par 4, 10th. Severe weather impacted Day 2 and the start was delayed. It was tough going and Graeme dropped back with a 2 over round of 73. On Sunday, G-Mac was 1 under after 9 holes but a disappointing double bogey on the 5th (his 14th on the day) dropped him back. He got it back with a birdie two holes later on the 7th and then made consecutive pars to end the day Even.

Congratulations to Smash GC Team Captain, Brooks Koepka on the victory.

SCORE: +3(75), -6(66), -1(71), Tot -4

Smash GC narrowly missed a top 3 finish coming home in 4th position with a Total of -28 (R1, -11, R2, -12, R3, -5)

Course Details

Jungles, beaches, island greens… and a hidden Dragon’s Tail.

The Serapong Golf Course at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club looks like paradise, but don’t be fooled. There are perils lurking amid these perfect vistas. The ‘Tail’ refers to the snaking stretch of holes that slide from 4th to 7th, with vast lakes, tiny landing areas and fierce bunkers waiting to gobble any wayward shots.

This isn’t a course for big booming drives. In fact, the sheer number of hazards demand precision over power. If you’re a fan of subtlety, scrambles and the strategy of risk-reward, you’re going to love this.

Course Par: 71, Yards: 7,426

Other News

Earlier in the week Graeme talked about his desire to compete in the Olympics, But Highlights Obstacle.

“I’d love to play in the Olympics, no doubt. I had an opportunity in Rio the first time the Olympics golf came back on the roster for the Olympics. I didn’t go. I kind of regret it,” -Graeme McDowell said, as quoted by Irish Golfer.

McDowell is aware that with his current World Ranking, there are no chances of competing. However, McDowell highlights another option; There is a chance he could receive an invitation from another country.

“But with my current World Ranking I would say that’s fairly unlikely this season, unfortunately. I think I’m about 800th in the world. Unless I get residency of another country that might want me – I’ll take offers – I think I’m probably not going to be representing Ireland this year, unfortunately.”- he continued.

McDowell also has ambitions to compete in the Majors this year. Although playing on the LIV Golf has significantly complicated the path for him and his colleagues to play in the Majors, McDowell still hopes that there are chances to compete in the biggest tournaments.

Graeme hopes that he will be able to qualify to play in the US Open and the Open Championship. The Irishman has confirmed that he has entered the qualifying rounds for both competitions.

Every golfer dreams of playing on the big stage, but the decisions of individuals who have left the PGA Tour have made their journey difficult. LIV Golfers are not entitled to ranking points. However, some do not want to comment on such matters at all, emphasizing that LIV Golfers knew what joining LIV Golf entailed.

McDowell explained his plans, stating, “I’ve entered for both qualifiers.” He mentioned his schedule, stressing that he will be in Florida on Monday for the Houston qualifier and then in southern London on Tuesday for the International Series Morocco, which he will play right after the Open qualifying series. McDowell expressed his support for Brooks Koepka while also emphasizing his own goal of trying to qualify for a couple of majors himself.

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