Monday, April 22, 2013

What It Takes To Win - RBC Heritage

Although it didn't come easily, it was only a matter of time until Graeme McDowell won a PGA Tour event in 2013.  He's been playing well throughout the season so far, and I had him pegged as a top contender heading into this event and was happy to see McDowell come out on top.

The tournament wasn't all tied up after 72 holes, which forced a playoff between McDowell and Webb Simpson.  It only took one hole in order for McDowell to officially be crowned champion of the RBC Heritage.

Here's a closer look at the scores from Graeme McDowell's tournament:
  • Round 1: 71 (Even) - 2 Birdies, 14 Pars, 2 Bogeys
  • Round 2: 67 (4 under) - 5 Birdies, 12 Pars, 1 Bogey
  • Round 3: 68 (3 under) - 4 Birdies, 13 Pars, 1 Bogey
  • Round 4: 69 (2 under) - 3 Birdies, 14 Pars, 1 Bogey
  • Total: 9 under par - 14 Birdies, 53 Pars, 5 Bogeys
As we've seen from other tournaments this year, consistency is a key component for winning any PGA Tour event, and McDowell did exactly that playing great golf throughout the tournament.  He hit an impressive 75% of fairways off the tee, was number one for scrambling stats and managed an consistent average of 27 putts per round.  Here's a closer look at some of McDowell's stats from the tournament.
  • Avg Driving Distance: 274.5 yards
  • Driving Accuracy: 75.00%
  • Greens in Regulation: 66.67%
  • Avg Putts Per Round: 27.5 (Avg 1.53 putts/hole)
Congrats to Graeme McDowell for winning the 2013 RBC Heritage and best of luck throughout the remainder of the 2013 season.

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This article was written by Scott Stevens from Eat Sleep Golf as part of our What It Takes To Win series. This series is focused on taking a closer look at the winning performance of each PGA Tour event to see exactly what it takes to be victorious among elite golfers.

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