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The Tour Report

December 16 2012

10:42 AM

No. 24: Graeme McDowell

To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: Graeme McDowell won three times worldwide in 2010, including the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. But his only wins since -- on either side of the Atlantic -- have come at Tiger Woods' season-ending shindig, most recently in December. He'll be looking to take that momentum and get back into the winner's circle in 2013.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: McDowell played in the final group on Sunday at the U.S. Open and British Open and finished 12th or better in all four of golf's crown jewels. He shared the lead with Jim Furyk at the Olympic Club but shot 73 and finished tied for second after missing a 25-footer on the 72nd hole to force a playoff. The Northern Irishman was tied for second entering the final round at Royal Lytham but shot 75 and tied for fifth. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: A very intense player on the golf course and a very nice person following the round. Graeme is a great driver of the golf ball and very good interview, always giving thoughtful answers. If you’d like to sit down and have a beer with a player, Graeme would be great company. He might even pick up the tab. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: The recently betrothed Ulsterman roared back from a disappointing 2011. He's on the short list of best active one-time winners on the PGA TOUR, but the criteria for that fact is reason for hesitation in salary games that list him at $2.4 million. Otherwise, he's cornerstone value in other formats where you've compensated with guys that tee it up at least 20 times. In his prime at 33. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finishes 2
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By the Numbers
Starts: 16
Cuts made: 13
Rounds played: 54
Top-10 finishes: 4
Money List rank: 31st
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 136th
Driving accuracy: 5th
Greens in regulation: 37th
Strokes gained-putting: 160th
Scoring average: 32nd


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