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It was a year of success and failures. A year of disappointments and triumphs. Whether your name is Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Graeme McDowell, the 2013 season leaves many questions unanswered.
Tiger Woods survived, Graeme McDowell expired and Rory McIlroy produced the best round of a windy day in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club.
As tournament host Woods birdied two of his last three holes to follow his sensational 62 with a 72 and remain two shots clear of Zach Johnson (72) at the top on 11 under, McDowell confessed that he played “awful” to card a 75 that left him battling for the minor places in the final edition of the event before it moves to Florida next year.
Most players would be frustrated to play well, shoot 67 and get outscored by five shots by Tiger Woods. Not Graeme McDowell.
Graeme McDowell might have had an average day on the speedy greens of Sherwood Country Club but in outscoring big-hitting playing partner Rory McIlroy by a stroke he proved that power is not always the answer.
Rory McIlroy might have put a band aid on the wounds of 2013 with a win in the Australian Open but even if he makes it back to back victories in Tiger Woods’ season-ending World Challenge this week he knows there are fundamental problems that need to be addressed.
Graeme McDowell, the first of four automatic qualifiers, will be among the biggest names starring for Team Europe at the inaugural EurAsia Cup, writes the European Tour.