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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the seventeenth hole as storm clouds gather during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the seventeenth hole as storm clouds gather during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the seventeenth hole as storm clouds gather during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland watches his approach shot on the eighteenth fairway during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland watches his approach shot on the eighteenth fairway during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland watches his approach shot on the eighteenth fairway during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making his third consecutive birdie on the 18th hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making his third consecutive birdie on the 18th hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy...more

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making his third consecutive birdie on the 18th hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after making a birdie putt on the sixteenth green during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after making a birdie putt on the sixteenth green during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after making a birdie putt on the sixteenth green during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland holds an umbrella in the rain while his caddie Ken Comboy covers his clubs as Jim Furyk of the U.S. (R) also holds an umbrella with his caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan on the eighth tee box during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland holds an umbrella in the rain while his caddie Ken Comboy covers his clubs as Jim Furyk of the U.S. (R) also holds an umbrella with his caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan on the eighth tee box during the second round of the...more

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland holds an umbrella in the rain while his caddie Ken Comboy covers his clubs as Jim Furyk of the U.S. (R) also holds an umbrella with his caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan on the eighth tee box during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole, as the Sherwood Country Club clubhouse is seen in the distance, during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole, as the Sherwood Country Club clubhouse is seen in the distance, during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012....more

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole, as the Sherwood Country Club clubhouse is seen in the distance, during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after teeing off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after teeing off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland smiles after teeing off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during the second round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks, California, November 30, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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