With rounds of 70,67 70 and 66, it was a good start to the 2023 season with a respectable 7 under T25 finish at the PIF Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers. I hit the ball well tee to green and the putter warmed up as the week came to a finale with a nice 66, included 5 birdies.
The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club holds fond memories after being the Saudi International Champion back in 2020 with a 2 shot margin. As always the club and staff were incredibly welcoming and hosted a fantastic tournament.
Graeme ended his 2022 season with an impressive tied 3rd place at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
After dropping shots on the first 2 holes on Day 1, Graeme got into the groove with 4 birdies and no dropped shots to end the day in tied 22nd place on -2. He then shot a solid 67 on Day 2 before an eventful Day 3 was suspended just after 3 o’clock local time, due to lightning threats and an earthquake! Graeme at the time was three back with two remaining. Keeping his concentration when played resumed Graeme came in with another good 67 which bumped him up the leaderboard to a share of 3rd place. The final round saw Graeme shoot at 69 and maintain his position of T3 on the leaderboard. Sarit Suwannarut was the winner with a score of -20.
Graeme makes eagle-2 on the 6th at the Indonesian Masters on Day 2.
The 2022 LIV Golf season came to it’s finale at the world-class Trump National Doral Golf Club on October 28th- 30th. The event saw 12 teams of golfing legends, including Johnson, Smith, DeChambeau, Koepka and Mickelson going head-to-head in a supercharged weekend of shotgun starts, great food and live music by headline artists.
Graeme and his Cleeks GC team mate Richard Bland got off to a good start in the Quarter-finals coming home 2 up winners against Vincent and Otaegui. That set up an exciting Semi-final against Perez and Gooch. The match swung both ways and was even going into the 17th hole. Perez and Gooch holed to win the hole and with the 18th hole squared they took the win.
Speaking on the Thursday Graeme commented “It’s been an amazing year, one that has been game-changing for the sport and life-changing for me and my family. Making the jump into a start up product like @LIV Golf and seeing it grow so much, so quickly has been exciting and rewarding to be part of. This weekend will finish the season in style, with the innovative Team Championship. Proud to be part of Cleeks GC and looking forward to a big few days.”
Pic: Graeme and wife Kristin during the 2022 LIV Golf Miami Team Championship Opening Night Celebrations.
Graeme came home in 16th place at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City outside of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
After an opening round of 70 Graeme put in a great second round of 65, after which he said “Controlled it well today in another strong breeze. Nice to see some putts go in and pitch in eagle on 4 was a lovely bonus”. He shot a solid 68 on Sunday to end which a score of -7.
Graeme’s team Cleeks GC finished in 8th place.
Royal Greens Golf & Country Club holds fond memories for Graeme after his impressive 2020 win at the Saudi International.
Graeme finished in 43rd place at Stonehill Golf Course just north of Bangkok. Located on 340-acres in the Pathum Thani province, Stonehill is a new private golf.
Graeme was looking good after Day with a good round of 68 which had him well placed. He struggled to keep the momentum going on Day 2 with dropped shots early in his round, he steadied the ship but a 73 dropped him down the leaderboard. Graeme shot a 1 under 71 on his final round to finish for the week on -4.
Team Cleeks GC (Graeme, Laurie Canter, Martin Kaymer, Richard Bland) had a great 3rd place finish.
Graeme finished in T50 at The Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England.
Graeme opened with a 71 and followed that up on Day with 69, which included a strong back nine and a birdie on 18 to make the cut. One his final round he shot another consistent 69 to finish 7 under for the week.
Thanks for all the support and as always a first class tournament.
Graeme scored rounds of 68, 70 and 72 to finish on a score of even in 39th place at The International near Boston, MA. On the opening day Graeme started well and was in the top 5 early on and finished the day in the pack. Subsequent rounds of 70 and 72 dropped him back, his team Cleeks GC finished the tournament in 11th place.