Tiger Woods World Challenge

  • Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, California November 29th - December 2nd
  • Par: 72


Round 4 concluded.

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  • Last Updated: Monday December 3 2012, 06:08 GMT

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell finished three shots clear of Keegan Bradley to win the World Golf Challenge in California.

Graeme McDowell in action on the final day
Graeme McDowell in action on the final day

The European Ryder Cup star banked a cheque for US$1million as a result of finishing 17 under for the week, as well as ending a two-year wait since his last victory.

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.

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.

Aside from his part in Europe's historic Ryder Cup success, 2012 has not been a halcyon year for McDowell and he admitted the win was a big morale boost.

"This really caps off my season,'' McDowell said.

"We try not to put winning on a pedestal, but this one feels very sweet because it's been a grind all year.

"Certainly I will draw some confidence from this one. The game hasn't given me a huge amount this year.''

McDowell and Bradley 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.

Collated final round scores & totals

(USA unless stated, par 72):

271 Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 69 66 68 68

274 Keegan Bradley 69 69 67 69

278 Bo Van Pelt 70 68 70 70

279 Jim Furyk 69 69 71 70, Rickie Fowler 73 67 70 69, Tiger Woods 70 69 69 71

281 Webb Simpson 70 73 69 69

282 Steve Stricker 73 71 68 70

283 Hunter Mahan 71 73 71 68, Bubba Watson 71 74 67 71

284 Matt Kuchar 73 69 72 70, Nick Watney 67 73 71 73

285 Brandt Snedeker 75 68 73 69, Dustin Johnson 74 68 72 71

287 Jason Dufner 73 68 75 71, Jason Day (Aus) 71 75 72 69

288 Ian Poulter (Eng) 73 72 71 72

293 Zach Johnson 74 70 70 79

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