McDowell flying high in Macau after coming closest at the Hole in One rooftop challenge

Graeme McDowell takes aim from the Wynn Palace rooftop (Pic: Asian Tour)

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Graeme McDowell came out on top in a golfing challenge with a difference, winning the inaugural Hole in One Challenge from the rooftop of the stunning Wynn Palace 5-star hotel, at the official confirmation of the International Series Macau presented by Wynn.

McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, triumphed in the shootout with fellow LIV Golf players Patrick Reed and Andy Ogletree, the latest name confirmed on the LIV Golf roster after securing his place by being crowned the Order of Merit champion on The International Series for the 2023 season.

The trio were shooting it out in a fun nearest-the-pin competition from the Wynn Palace rooftop, 28 floors high, aiming at a floating pontoon par-three green 197 yards away in the hotel lake. Despite some windy conditions, McDowell fired a 7 iron to within just inches of the flag for the nearest of the pin.

The activation was held ahead of a press conference at the Wynn Palace to announce the International Series Macau presented by Wynn, which will take place from 14-17 March 2024 at the Macau Golf & Country Club – a new destination on The International Series schedule. It is the first International Series event to be confirmed for 2024.

McDowell, who’s coming in on the back of a T12 finish at last week’s Hong Kong Open, his best result in 2023, said: “That was fun, it’s always enjoyable to have a bit of a challenge and banter. And what a stunning setting for a nearest the pin. It’s been a wonderful couple of days, I do love coming to this part of the world and this hotel is exceptional. The players on next year’s International Macau are in for a real treat, and their presence will help to further develop golf in the region.”

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