Graeme McDowell crashes to final round 82 at Valderrama

Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell has been unable to reproduce his 2010 heroics this year

Defending champion Graeme McDowell finished last of the players who made the cut after crashing to a final round of 11-over 82 at the Andalucia Masters.

The former US Open champion had made the cut after opening with two rounds of 73 but fell back after posting a 10-over-par 81 at Valderrama on Saturday.

Things got worse for McDowell on Sunday as he carded six bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey to end on 25 under.

Sergio Garcia won on six under, with Shane Lowry fourth on three under.

Former Irish Open champion Lowry carded a final round of 67 to move up the leaderboard.

Miguel Angel Jimenez finished a shot behind his compatriot Garcia on five under, with Richie Ramsay third on four under.

Peter Lawrie ended four over after a 69.

"Hit every tree at Valderrama this weekend and putted awful," said McDowell on Twitter after his final round.

"Took a few risks when out of position and got in worse trouble.

"My swing is elusive for me at the moment - good swings are great but bad ones are out of control. Gotta keep working. I know it's in there.

"Will be a long flight to Shanghai to think about what state my game is in right now.

"But the great thing about golf is I will be level par again on Thursday," added McDowell.

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