HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Cleveland Golf/Srixon congratulates staffer Graeme McDowell, who closed with a 4-under-par 68 to win the 2012 World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual by three shots on Sunday for his first victory in two years.
McDowell had to hold off fellow Cleveland® Golf/Srixon® staffer Keegan Bradley, who was only two shots back with five holes to play. McDowell executed some key short-game shots down the stretch and clinched the win with birdies on two of his final three holes. During a soggy week at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., McDowell at one point went 41 holes without a bogey and finished the tournament with only three bogeys. His final round on Sunday also marked the 10th time in 12 rounds at Sherwood he has shot in the 60s. In three trips to the World Challenge, McDowell has won twice and finished second once.
"This really caps off my season," said McDowell, a 33-year-old native of Portrush, Northern Ireland. "We try not to put winning on a pedestal, but this one feels very sweet because it's been a grind all year."
McDowell played with a Cleveland® Classic™ 290 driver (9.0°), a Cleveland® Launcher® Ultralite FL fairway wood (15.0° - Miyazaki™ Dromos 83X) Srixon® Z-TX 2 irons (4-9), Cleveland® 588™ Forged wedges (48° / 52° / 58°) and a new Srixon® Z-STAR™ XV prototype ball, while wearing a Srixon® hat, a Srixon® glove and carrying a Cleveland® Golf bag.
Bradley, who was the runner-up behind McDowell, played with a Cleveland® Classic™ 290 driver (9.0°- Miyazaki™ Indigo 61X), a Cleveland® Launcher® Ultralite FL fairway wood (14°- Miyazaki™ Black 83X), a Cleveland® Launcher® DST™ hybrid (18°), a Cleveland® Mashie™ TM3 (20.5°- Miyazaki™ C. Kua Hybrid 83X), Cleveland® CG7™ Tour irons (4-PW), Cleveland® 588™ Forged wedges (54° / 58°) and a Srixon® Z-STAR™ prototype ball, while wearing a Cleveland® hat, a Srixon® glove and carrying a Cleveland® Golf bag.
For more information on Cleveland® Golf/Srixon®, Never Compromise® and Cleveland Classics™ apparel or their staff players, please visit www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.nevercompromise.com and www.clevelandclassicsapparel.com.
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, Never Compromise® and Cleveland Classics™ apparel are brands that enjoy a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide and are under the umbrella of Dunlop Sports based in Kobe, Japan. Their professional staffs includes players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Vijay Singh, David Toms, and many others. Cleveland® Golf was founded in 1979 to produce high quality replicas of classic golf clubs from the 1940's and 1950's but soon became regarded as an innovative producer of original equipment in its own right. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, Never Compromise® and Cleveland Classics™ apparel remain steadfastly committed to providing "Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers at prices that ensure value to consumers." For more information, please contact Keith Patterson, PR/Media Relations Manager (714.889.5808) or visit us online at www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, www.nevercompromise.com and www.clevelandclassicsapparel.com.
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Never Compromise ~ Cleveland Classics
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