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Driver, sand-wedge, eagle - Graeme McDowell has golf licked

The Portrush native is mounting a late charge at the $8.5m HSBC World Championships.

Graeme McDowell is four shots off the lead at the HSBC World Championships.
Graeme McDowell is four shots off the lead at the HSBC World Championships.
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GRAEME MCDOWELL RECORDED an eight-under round of 64 to move into contention ahead of the final round of the HSBC World Championships in Shanghai.

The Northern Irishman was on -12 when he teed up at the 16th, a reachable, 288-yard par four. His drive was just short of the mark and ended up in the greenside bunker. McDowell settled himself in and produced a wonderful, sand-wedge chip to deposit the ball and claim an excellent eagle. Who needs putters when golf is this simple?

McDowell finished his third round on -14 and is four shots adrift of America’s Dustin Johnson.

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