G-Mac is back in the winner’s circle!

Congratulations to Cleveland Golf/Srixon staffer Graeme McDowell for capturing the World Challenge Presented by Northwestern Mutual over the weekend at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. McDowell locked up the title in style with birdies on two of his last three holes for a
4-under-par 68 and a 17-under total.

After coming so close so many times over the last two years, McDowell, the 33-year-old native of Portrush, Northern Ireland, notches his first victory since winning the same event in 2010.

“This event has been incredibly good to me. This one feels even more amazing,” said McDowell. “It just puts me in a nicer frame of mind going into the offseason.”

The win caps an eventful end of 2012 for McDowell, as he recently became engaged to girlfriend Kristin Stape. He popped the question last month on the helipad of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, about 700 feet above ground.

Fellow Cleveland Golf/Srixon staffer Keegan Bradley, who was paired with McDowell in the final round, finished three strokes behind in second. The 26-year-old Bradley shot a 3-under 69, ensuring he and his playing partner were the only ones in the elite 18-player field to post all four rounds
in the 60s.

Both players trusted their Cleveland/Srixon equipment to own the top two spots — McDowell earned $1,000,000, while Bradley took home $500,000.

McDowell and Bradley have each recorded wins with their prototype Srixon Z-STAR golf balls. Bradley plays the Z-STAR, and McDowell plays the Z-STAR XV. Both also game Cleveland 588 Forged wedges and a Cleveland Classic 290 driver.

See a full list of the Cleveland/Srixon equipment below.

So, who’s going to win more in 2013: GMac or Keegan? Tell us!

In Graeme McDowell’s bag:

Driver: Cleveland Classic 290 (9.0°)

3-Wood: Cleveland Launcher FL (14.0°) with Miyazaki Dromos 83X shaft

Irons: Srixon Z-TX II, 4-9

Wedges: Cleveland 588 Forged (48°, 52° and 58°)

Ball: Srixon Z-STAR XV Prototype


In Keegan Bradley’s bag:

Driver: Cleveland Classic 290 (9.0°) with Miyazaki Kusala
Indigo 61X shaft

3-Wood: Cleveland Launcher FL (14.0°) with Miyazaki Kusala
Black 83X shaft

Hybrids: Cleveland Launcher DST (18°) and Cleveland Mashie
(20.5°) with Miyazaki C. Kua Hybrid 83X shaft

Irons: Cleveland CG7 Tour, 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 Forged (54° and 58°)

Ball: Srixon Z-STAR Prototype

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Bud Barrow says:

    Srixon makes top shelf equipment. The Star XV is the best ball on the market….especially the yellow version. Also play their forged cavity back which is as pure as any iron ever made.

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  2. Charles Gross says:

    As an 80′s shooter from the senior tee, I play a Srixon soft feel ball. This ball seems perfect in the cool weather that I enjoy.

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  3. Zig Post says:

    I am a 70 year old 6 handicap player. I have using Z-Star yellow golf balls and Cleveland C16 Graphite Irons and Wedges. I have been playing the best golf of my 55 years playing. I’m sold on Srixon products and I’m sure a lot of the young guys in my club would wish I do otherwise so they could take away my club championship.

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  4. Pete M says:

    I have a Cleveland Hibore driver and am working with a new Cleveland Classic 290..My 3&5 woods – HiBores…Irones 5-pw are Cleveland CG! 3 wedges..Cleveland cg 12……been using this set up for a few yrs and love them..irons are so consistant….when I’m on mentally I can shoot darts…..play low 70s ……Don’t understand why more peeps aren’t using these magnificent clubs!? Am proud to be Representing a great company

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  5. CJ says:

    Simply put…I have been playing Cleveland wedges for over 15 years and still do. I play the new 588 forged wedges. I used to play CG 2 Irons, Cleveland Launcher Driver and Woods, but drifted away to experiment. I am going back!!! As of Jan 1 it is a Classic 290 Driver and CG Irons at the least and maybe experiment with the hybrids. Cleveland is so consistent and pure that I miss the perfomance and feedback.
    Thank You! CJ
    Handicap 2.1 Index

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