McDowell makes it two in three by picking up World Golf Challenge in California
23:53 GMT, 2 December 2012
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell finished three shots clear of Keegan Bradley to win the World Golf Challenge in California.
The European Ryder Cup star banked a cheque for one million US Dollars (624,000) as a result of finishing 17 under for the week, as well as ending a two-year wait since his last victory – which happened to be in this competition.
The 2010 US Open winner was two shots ahead of Bradley at the start of the day and ensured success with a strong back nine that earned him a four-under 68.
Here kitty: Graeme McDowell poses with his trophy after winning the World Golf Challenge
Fist pump: McDowell celebrates winning at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks
He was one under at the turn, having
picked up a stroke at the par-five second, but strengthened his case on
the back nine with four more birdies to balance against a solitary
bogey-six at the 13th.
Bradley started strongly, with birdies
at holes two and five but was level par for the front nine after giving
back shots on eight and nine.
He finished three under for the round as he responded to McDowell's surge but it was not enough.
Up you go: McDowell tosses his club after hitting a shot on the 18th fairway
The pair were well ahead of the rest
of the 18-man field, Bo Van Pelt finishing third four shots back from
Bradley and seven adrift of McDowell.
Tournament host Tiger Woods finished in a share of fourth alongside Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk on nine under.
Zach Johnson spared England's Ian
Poulter last place with a dreadful round of seven over that included
three double bogeys and three bogeys.
Fourth: Tiger Woods shared his position with Rickie Fowler and Jim Furyk