Graeme McDowell Wins Volvo Match Play Championship
by Jeff Skinner
It’s been an up and down season for Graeme McDowell and he notched another “up” with his win today at the Volvo Match Play championship in Bulgaria. He’s missed three cuts this year on the PGA Tour but also has four top tens including his win at The RBC Heritage.
This European Tour win at the Match Play is his latest win in a streak of ups and downs. His last four events started with a missed cut at The Masters, a win at the Heritage, a missed cut at The Players and this win in Bulgaria.
GMac came from two down early against his championship opponent, Thongchai Jaidee. McDowell battled back to all-square at the twelfth hole and back to back wins at fourteen and fifteen gave him the cushion he needed and he closed out Jaidee on the seventeenth 2 & 1.
This victory is his eighth on the European Tour and moves him to the top spot in the Race to Dubai money list and up one spot to seventh in the Official World Golf Rankings.