Graeme McDowell may have found a new formula for success on the PGA TOUR.
The Northern Irishman took to the relaxed atmosphere on Hilton Head Island during the 45th annual RBC Heritage, kicking back with friends and family at a rental house in Sea Pines. He went for morning jogs on the beach and said he didn’t spend much time “grinding” at the range.
When the final round of South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event came around Sunday, McDowell kept his cool better than anyone in difficult conditions at Harbour Town Golf Links. He made up a four-shot deficit on a cold and windy afternoon, finishing at 9-under par overall and beating Webb Simpson in a one-hole playoff.
“I took a really relaxed approach this week and tried to enjoy myself — have a glass of wine or two in the evening and some great food and some great friends and family,” McDowell said.
The victory was McDowell’s first on tour since the 2010 U.S. Open and his first as a PGA TOUR member and as a member of Team RBC.
The 46th RBC Heritage will take place April 14-20, 2014 at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!”