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Block hinders GMac progress
Graeme McDowell hasn’t won since the French Open last year and one hole, the 1st at El Camaleon in Mexico, looks like it will play a big part in that run continuing.
McDowell hit his tee shot out of bounds at the par 4 in practice on Tuesday and he repeated that in the first and third rounds to run up double-bogeys.
On the second day he just made a bogey. On Sunday he made his first par.
“I’ve played that first hole like a complete idiot this week,” McDowell said.
“That driver swing that’s going to the right, that’s been killing me the last few weeks. It really stopped me from competing in Turkey a couple weeks back.
It’s just something I’m working on, something I need to eliminate from my game.”