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Hopes of Graeme McDowell dashed at Valhalla

A steady round is what is produced by Graeme McDowell on the hole of the 13th from the bogey of 8 quadruple. In a major championship at least no player wants an 8. He was in pursuit of a place at the Ryder Cup.

Therefore, the frustration of Graeme McDowell was understandable. It is an uphill battle which he has to strive for. Jamie Donaldson and Luke Donald gained prominence at the PGA Championship of USA in round three. On the pick of the captain are Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter. His performance was boosted when he turned 33 but soon after firing two balls on the hazard of the water kept him with a bogey at 13th.

Not a single shot was dropped by McDowell in his conquest of round three. With 71 at the level par he was left with one through the holes of 54. According to him his game was beautiful but with two bogeys and a wrecker at the top was too much. His second shot was a bad one but there was certainly mud in his first shot. Accordingly the course is not according to his liking. In the week he is in the distance of driving with 71 among the 74 players.

His back suffered and he was not in a shape. It is really a work of slog when you move 280 yards from the tee. He is behind Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy with four shots lagging behind. It is matters of family which is also going to play a crucial role. For the play offs of the first three rounds he seems to be pretty much confident about and charged up. For week two he is unsure of as he is going to have a baby.