Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship - R4

Graeme McDowell ends title drought with Dominican win

March 28-31
Corales Golf Club, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$3,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell ended a near four-year title drought with a one-stroke victory on Sunday in the US PGA Tour’s Puntacana Resort Championship.

The 39-year-old from Northern Ireland, who arrived in the Dominican Republic ranked 257th in the world, took a big step toward his stated goal playing his way into the British Open at Royal Portrush.

He fired a three-under par final round of 69 for a 19-under total of 270 and a one-stroke win over American Chris Stroud and Canadian Mackenzie Hughes.

Stroud also closed with a 69 while Hughes climbed the leaderboard with a six-under 66.

“This is big,” an emotional McDowell said. “This is big for the people who stood by me the last few years. It has been a rough few years. It has been a grind. My whole family, my wife and kids at home.”


McDowell, who won the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and is exempt for this year’s US Open at the same venue, notched a fourth US PGA Tour title and his first since the Mayakoba Classic in 2015.

He took a one-shot lead over Stroud into the final round of the event, played opposite the elite WGC-Match Play Championship, and birdied four of his first seven holes.

A bogey at the ninth was followed by a string of seven pars before a brilliant birdie at the par-3 17th, where his six-iron off the tee finished up five feet from the flag as Stroud missed the green.

McDowell made his birdie putt as Stroud failed to get up and down and McDowell claimed the title despite a bogey at 18 — where Stroud also bogeyed.

“Standing on 16 green I said to myself ‘You’ve got to do something that’s tournament-winning,'” McDowell said. “And that shot to 17 was tournament-winning level.

“I’m really happy I got this done,” McDowell said.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-18
73
64
64
69
270
T2
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-17
69
70
66
66
271
T2
Chris Stroud
USA
-17
70
68
64
69
271
4
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-16
68
67
71
66
272
T5
Chip McDaniel
USA
-15
72
67
71
63
273
T5
Kelly Kraft
USA
-15
70
67
68
68
273
T7
George McNeill
USA
-14
70
65
71
68
274
T7
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-14
68
67
68
71
274
T7
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-14
67
67
69
71
274
T10
D. J. Trahan
USA
-13
69
72
68
66
275
T10
Kramer Hickok
USA
-13
71
68
69
67
275
T12
Sam Burns
USA
-12
68
74
68
66
276
T12
Joel Dahmen
USA
-12
66
71
72
67
276
T12
Grayson Murray
USA
-12
69
69
70
68
276
T12
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-12
70
68
69
69
276
T12
Brady Schnell
USA
-12
68
70
69
69
276
T12
Paul Dunne
IRL
-12
66
69
70
71
276
T18
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-11
71
67
72
67
277
T18
Matt Jones
AUS
-11
66
71
73
67
277
T18
David Hearn
CAN
-11
72
70
66
69
277
T18
Seth Reeves
USA
-11
69
71
68
69
277
T22
David Lipsky
USA
-10
71
71
66
70
278
T22
Jim Knous
USA
-10
70
68
70
70
278
T22
Peter Uihlein
USA
-10
73
68
67
70
278
T22
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-10
71
65
70
72
278
T26
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-9
69
69
72
69
279
T26
Denny McCarthy
USA
-9
69
69
71
70
279
T26
Seung-Su Han
KOR
-9
71
68
69
71
279
T26
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-9
69
69
69
72
279
T26
Julian Etulain
ARG
-9
72
69
66
72
279
T26
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-9
71
68
67
73
279
T26
Sepp Straka
AUT
-9
68
70
67
74
279
T33
Alex Prugh
USA
-8
69
73
68
70
280
T33
Thomas Detry
BEL
-8
72
66
72
70
280
T33
Daniel Chopra
SWE
-8
73
68
70
69
280
T33
Adam Schenk
USA
-8
71
68
70
71
280
T33
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-8
72
67
73
68
280
T33
Ben Crane
USA
-8
70
69
68
73
280
T39
Brice Garnett
USA
-7
71
69
71
70
281
T39
Brendon Todd
USA
-7
70
71
68
72
281
T39
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-7
70
68
73
70
281
T39
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-7
74
67
71
69
281
T39
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-7
69
73
70
69
281
T44
Wes Roach
USA
-6
71
71
68
72
282
T44
Martin Piller
USA
-6
70
72
67
73
282
T44
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-6
68
74
67
73
282
T44
Shawn Stefani
USA
-6
74
67
70
71
282
T44
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
73
69
69
71
282
T44
Charlie Beljan
USA
-6
70
69
72
71
282
T44
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
72
68
72
70
282
T44
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
-6
70
68
75
69
282
T52
John Merrick
USA
-5
72
68
71
72
283
T52
Cameron Tringale
USA
-5
72
69
70
72
283
T52
Max Homa
USA
-5
70
70
71
72
283
T52
Chris Couch
USA
-5
70
72
70
71
283
T52
Joey Garber
USA
-5
71
71
70
71
283
T52
Curtis Luck
AUS
-5
71
71
72
69
283
T52
Hunter Mahan
USA
-5
74
68
72
69
283
T59
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-4
70
68
72
74
284
T59
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
71
71
70
72
284
T61
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
71
70
69
75
285
T61
Hank Lebioda
USA
-3
71
71
71
72
285
T61
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-3
71
71
72
71
285
T61
Jim Herman
USA
-3
69
70
76
70
285
T65
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
69
70
71
76
286
T65
Harris English
USA
-2
71
70
75
70
286
T67
John Chin
USA
-1
71
71
70
75
287
T67
John Senden
AUS
-1
73
68
75
71
287
T69
Derek Fathauer
USA
2
73
66
74
77
290
T69
Julio Santos
DOM
2
72
70
73
75
290
T69
Jason Bohn
USA
2
76
65
77
72
290
T69
Ryan Vermeer
USA
2
72
70
77
71
290
73
Chad Campbell
USA
5
73
69
76
75
293
74
Omar Uresti
USA
10
73
69
79
77
298
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
-1
69
74
143
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Johnson Wagner
USA
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Rafael Campos
PRI
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
77
66
143
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
-1
75
68
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
74
70
144
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
Par
70
74
144
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
Par
72
72
144
CUT
Trevor Immelman
RSA
Par
73
71
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
1
73
72
145
CUT
Arjun Atwal
IND
1
74
71
145
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
74
71
145
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
1
72
73
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Juan Delgado
DOM
1
73
72
145
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
1
70
75
145
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
1
74
71
145
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
73
72
145
CUT
Tommy Gainey
USA
1
73
72
145
CUT
Hiram Silfa
DOM
2
76
70
146
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
2
71
75
146
CUT
John Rollins
USA
2
76
70
146
CUT
Justin Bertsch
USA
2
75
71
146
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
2
70
76
146
CUT
Tim Herron
USA
2
73
73
146
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
3
76
71
147
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
3
72
75
147
CUT
Robert Allenby
AUS
3
75
72
147
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
Dicky Pride
USA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Mike Ballo Jr.
USA
4
73
75
148
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Jacob Eggers
USA
5
76
73
149
CUT
Rhadames Pena
DOM
5
76
73
149
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
6
78
72
150
CUT
Heath Slocum
USA
6
75
75
150
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
7
74
77
151
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
7
75
76
151
CUT
Theo Humphrey
USA
7
75
76
151
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
7
81
70
151
CUT
Cameron Beckman
USA
8
77
75
152
CUT
Zachary Zaback
USA
8
79
73
152
CUT
Jonathan Kaye
USA
9
76
77
153
CUT
Tony Romo
USA
15
79
80
159
CUT
George Riley
USA
18
85
77
162
RET
Brendon de Jonge
ZIM
Par
78
78
RET
David Duval
USA
Par
77
77
RET
Eric Axley
USA
Par
75
75
RET
Troy Matteson
USA
Par
84
84
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