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2012 World Challenge results: Graeme McDowell wins first tourney in two years

Graeme McDowell's two-year winless streak is over after taking home the World Challenge.

Stephen Dunn

Graeme McDowell's two-year winless streak is over. The Northern Irish captured the World Challenge with a four-under 68 in the final round at Sherwood Country Club to end his title skid.

McDowell has always played well at Sherwood and in this tournament, winning once and finishing seconds in his two prior appearances at the World Challenge outside of Los Angeles. He has now shoot under par in 10 of his 12 career rounds there and he showed why he likes the course so much on the back nine. He made a series of fine shots around the green to make three birdies and wrapped things up in style with a birdie he didn't need on 18 to finish 17-under for the weekend.

Keegan Bradley came in three shots behind McDowell for second place and Bo Van Pelt took third with a 10-under effort for the weekend. Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler all finished nine-under to tie for fourth.

Woods is the tournament's host, which is not a PGA Tour event and raises money for his charity. He didn't make birdie until the 13th hole on Sunday, keeping him from making a run at McDowell.


1. Graeme McDowell -17
2. Keegan Bradley -14
3. Bo Van Pelt -10
T-4. Tiger Woods -9
T-4. Jim Furyk -9
T-4. Rickie Fowler -9