THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Graeme McDowell rolled in two long putts early and kept bogeys off his card to keep the lead in the World Challenge on Saturday.
McDowell, trying to win at Sherwood for the second time in three years, had a 4-under 68 for a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley (67). Tiger Woods failed to birdie any of the five par 5s at Sherwood, though the tournament host and defending champion stayed in the game with enough birdies late in his round for a 69. He was five shots behind, along with Bo Van Pelt (70).
McDowell hasn’t won anywhere in the world since he beat Woods in a playoff at the World Challenge at the end of the 2010 season. He plans to take 10 weeks off after Sunday.