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Ahead of the DP World Tour Championship, the European Tour and Official Partner Hilton have teamed up to give 11 fans the chance to join an exclusive digital Q&A session with eleven-time European Tour winner, U.S. Open Champion and Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell. Hosted by Andrew Cotter on the eve of the final event of the 2020 Race to Dubai season, at 13:00 GMT, we will give the 11 lucky winners the opportunity to personally put their questions to GMac during the session as well as covering a variety of topics, from the Northern Irishman’s early career, journey to the European Tour, his historic 2010 season and much more.
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Graeme shoots 2-over 72 in round four of the RSM Classic.
Graeme hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his final round at the RSM Classic, finishing at 2 under for the tournament. Graeme finished his day tied for 59th at 2 under; Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb are tied for 1st at 19 under; Cameron Tringale is in 3rd at 18 under; and Andrew Landry and Bernd Wiesberger are tied for 4th at 17 under.
On the 418-yard par-4 10th hole, Graeme reached the green in 2 and sunk a 15-foot putt for birdie. This moved Graeme to 1 under for the round.
After a drive to the native area on the 408-yard par-4 13th hole, Graeme had a 131 yard approach shot, setting himself up for the bogey. This moved Graeme to even for the round.
After a drive to the right intermediate rough on the 442-yard par-4 14th, Graeme took a drop on his second. He finished by getting his third shot onto the green and one putted for par. This left McDowell at even-par for the round.
On the 192-yard par-3 17th, Graeme’s tee shot went 189 yards to the right side of the fairway and his chip went 17 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to 1 over for the round.
On the 470-yard par-4 18th, Graeme had a double bogey after hitting the green in 4 and two putting, moving Graeme to 3 over for the round.
Graeme got a bogey on the 368-yard par-4 eighth, getting on the green in 4 and one putting, moving Graeme to 2 over for the round.
Graeme McDowell finishes with Even-par 70 in third round of the RSM Classic.
In his third round at the RSM Classic, Graeme hit 13 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 4 under for the tournament. Graeme finished his day tied for 49th at 4 under; Robert Streb is in 1st at 17 under; Zach Johnson and Bronson Burgoon are tied for 2nd at 14 under; and Emiliano Grillo is in 4th at 13 under.
On the par-4 13th, McDowell’s 126 yard approach to 6 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Graeme to 1 under for the round.
After a 291 yard drive on the 565-yard par-5 15th, McDowell chipped his third shot to 2 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Graeme to 2 under for the round.
On the 192-yard par-3 17th, Graeme tee shot went 186 yards to the left intermediate rough, his second shot went 13 yards to the left side of the fairway, and his chip went 9 yards to the green where he 2 putted for double bogey. This moved him to even-par for the round.
After hitting his tee shot into the fairway bunker, Graeme hit his next to the left side of the fairway and reached the green on his third shot, rolling a two-putt bogey on the 415-yard par-4 second. This moved Graeme to 1 over for the round.
McDowell got a bogey on the 429-yard par-4 fourth, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving Graeme to 2 over for the round.
On the 582-yard par-5 seventh, Graeme reached the green in 3 and sunk a 30-foot putt for birdie. This put Graeme at 1 over for the round.
On the 368-yard par-4 eighth hole, Graeme reached the green in 2 and sunk a 17-foot putt for birdie. This moved Graeme to even for the round
Graeme putts well in round two of the RSM Classic.
In his second round at the RSM Classic, Graeme hit 10 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation, and had a great day on the green leaving no misses on putts within 10 feet. McDowell finished his day tied for 42nd at 4 under; Robert Streb is in 1st at 14 under; Camilo Villegas is in 2nd at 12 under; and Bronson Burgoon and Patton Kizzire are tied for 3rd at 11 under.
On the par-4 10th, Graeme 158 yard approach to 11 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Graeme to 1 under for the round.
After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 565-yard par-5 15th hole, Graeme hit an approach shot from 218 yards to 13 feet, setting himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved McDowell to 2 under for the round.
Graeme got off to a solid start at the RSM Classic in St Simons Island, Georgia.
The Rathmore man shot a two-under-par 68 in his opening round at Sea Island GC to leave him five shots off the early lead held by England’s Matt Wallace and Colombia’s Camilo Villegas.
After missing the cut by one stroke at Augusta last week, McDowell would have hoped to start strongly this week in response, and he did so with a birdie on his opening hole.
The World No.69 dropped a shot at the following hole and then cancelled out a bogey at the sixth with a birdie on the 10th, before ensuring he’d finish under par with another two birdies to close at the 15th and 18th.
Graeme shot a 73 in his 2nd round and misses the cut by 1 shot at the Masters Tournament. Graeme’s 2nd round was disrupted by a weather delay and when he resumed on the 9th he shot a bogey and looked doomed. He then went to +2 on 16 but a birdie on the 17th gave him a chance to make a great escape on the 18th. However, a second shot to the back of the green left him an uphill putt that was one foot short.
Graeme first round charge at The Masters suffered a brutal end after the Rathmore man double-bogeyed his final hole of the day to sign for a level-par 72 at Augusta National.
The World No.66, making his first appearance at the tournament since 2016, had bounced back superbly from two early bogeys and was on track for a solid round on a rain-soaked first day of the final Major of the year until the cruel finish.
After waiting out a three-hour delay following torrential morning rain at Augusta, Graeme had bogeyed his opening hole, the 10th, and then dropped a further stroke at the par-five 13th.
But G-Mac turned it around with an unlikely birdie via a chip-in at the par-three 16th, and then, after the turn, back-to-back birdies followed at the 2nd and 3rd to get him back into red figures, with another birdie coming on the par-five 8th.
However, Augusta does not afford you rest and just when it seemed Graeme had a good round in the bag, it struck back. After chipping out sideways having been driven behind a tree on the 9th, the 41-year-old missed a six-footer for bogey, finishing his day where he started with a 72.
Former US Open champion Graeme resumed with a bogey on 9 and looked doomed when he went to +2 on 16 but a birdie on the 17th gave him a chance to make a great escape on the 18th.
However, a second shot to the back of the green left him an uphill putt that was one foot short.
In his final round at the Vivint Houston Open, Graeme hit 6 of 13 fairways and 8 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 1 over for the tournament. Graeme finished his day tied for 44th at 1 over; Carlos Ortiz is in 1st at 13 under; Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama are tied for 2nd at 11 under; and Talor Gooch is in 4th at 9 under.
After a 290 yard drive on the 456-yard par-4 10th, Graeme chipped his third shot to 5 feet, which he rolled for two-putt bogey on the hole. This moved Graeme to 1 over for the round.
McDowell hit his tee at the green on the 237-yard par-3 11th, setting himself up for a long 36-foot birdie putt, which he converted. This moved Graeme to even-par for the round.
At the 155-yard par-3 15th, McDowell hit a tee shot 145 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 28-foot putt for birdie. This moved Graeme to 1 under for the round.
Graeme got a bogey on the 522-yard par-4 first, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving McDowell to even for the round.
At the 167-yard par-3 second, Graeme hit a tee shot 157 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 15-foot putt for birdie. This moved Graeme to 1 under for the round.
On the 490-yard par-4 fourth, Graeme had a bogey after hitting the green in 4 and one putting, moving McDowell to even-par for the round.
After a great final round of 67 Graeme finished in T24 place at Wentworth. During the practice day Graeme was joined by legendary coach Peter Cowen for some bunker drills as part of the #GMacTips series (Watch above). “It was really pleasing to make the cut and the confidence returning, on the final day I was feeling relaxed and played some lovely golf”, “I always enjoy playing here and the course was in fantastic shape, a big thank you to all involved”.
Graeme misses the cut in North Berwick, Scotland at the The Renaissance Club for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
He took advantage of benign afternoon conditions to open with a two-under 69 but dropped below the cut line with a second round 74.
After breaking 70 for the first time in two months Graeme said “I certainly feel like I am turning the corner with my game a little bit”, “It has been getting very technical with my golf swing, and I am really trying to clear the head a little bit and play some golf and start trusting my technique a little bit. I am just trying to build that confidence back up again.”
Graeme opened with a solid 70 on day 1 and made an encouraging start to his second round with birdies at the third and fourth. But after getting into bunker trouble at the fifth and running up a triple-bogey seven it was always going to be an uphill battle to get back in the mix. Graeme did get one shot back at the sixth but that proved to be his final birdie of the tournament as he struggled home in 37 to close on one under.
Graeme returns as defending champion this week to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Watch Graeme talking at the press conference about his win last season and how he secured the title on Sunday.