Graeme pulled out of the DP World Tour Championship because of a back injury after a second-round 76 left him 15 off the pace.
A one-over-par 73 had left him only six off the pace but his 76 dropped him to a share of 58th in the 65-strong field.
Graeme’s five-over-par total had left him 15 behind leader Patrick Reed in the European Tour’s final event of the season in Dubai.
The 2010 US Open champion got back to level par with a birdie at the opening hole on Friday but bogeyed six of his next 15 holes before getting his second gain of the day at the last.
From BBC Sport.