Despite difficult conditions yesterday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC, Graeme McDowell won the 2013 RBC Heritage in a one-hole playoff over Webb Simpson. Battling swirling winds and a four-shot deficit to start the day, G-Mac came out victorious in a legendary final round, taking home the Tartan Jacket and his first PGA Tour victory of the year.
Graeme played a phenomenal final round, in large part due to his ability to scramble around the greens. He finished #1 in scrambling for the event, making Par or better on 19 of 24 missed greens (79.17%), and maintained his position as the #1 Scrambler on the PGA Tour in 2013. A year ago, McDowell was 174th on TOUR in scrambling, but with a dedication to improving his short game and a new 588 RTX wedge with ROTEX face technology in his bag, he has greatly improved his ability around the green.
In addition to his phenomenal scrambling stats, he ranked inside the Top 10 this week in Driving Accuracy (T5), Strokes Gained Putting (6th), and Greens in Regulation (T7). This win also has propelled G-Mac back into the Top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, currently sitting at #8 on this list. Aside from Graeme’s victory, fellow CG Staffer Jerry Kelly finished in 5th Place and led the field in Driving Accuracy at 82.14%. We want to congratulate Graeme, Jerry, and the whole Cleveland Golf staff on a tremendous week!