While the Valhalla golf course has been a little harsh on the Northern Irishman, Graeme McDowell, he has had good luck from his endorsement company the Team RBC, where he won the online charity challenge for the children’s hospital in Ireland.
McDowell reached the turn in 33, but it was here that he could be knocked out from the tournament. He had fired two balls right into a water hazard and on the 13th, he committed a quadruple bogey. This was unfortunate and bizarre in so many contexts as the Irishman had not dropped even a single shot anywhere else during the third round of the tournament. After the end of the third round, he stood at the 71st position and left him at one over 54.
“The morning was beautiful, I was playing beautifully. It was the turn which proved to be a wrecker, all wreckers: card, tournament, weekend, everything. I made a quadruple bogey, an elementary one. Maybe there was mud on the first ball, however I lost my focus during the second ball and everything became a disaster; my shot was terrible. My lower back is not in a very good shape. I really do not think the Valhalla course to be something I can compete on. Of the 74 players who made the cut, I stand at 71,” said McDowell.
However, not all is bad news. Team RBC Golfer Graeme McDowell won the inaugural charity challenge #RBCGolf4Kids where he scored a whopping $127,000 instead of a trophy and without having made a single drive or putt. The entire sum will be given away as a donation to the Our Lady Children’s Hospital Crumlin in Dublin at the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation sector. The CEO of the CMRF, Joe Quinsey thanked Graeme and his numerous fans behind #RBCMcDowell for the handsome donation that will be used to purchase pumps for pain relief and monitors to regulate vital cardiac signs.