G-Mac looking to tough it out

Graeme McDowell (10/1 RBC Heritage Outright) is hoping that his experience of playing in the wind will give him an advantage when he tees it up in the final round of the RBC Heritage.

The Northern Irishman fired a three-under 68 on Saturday to move to seven-under for the tournament and finish the day four shots behind leader Charley Hoffman (7/4 fav RBC Heritage Outright).

2011 US Open winner Webb Simpson (11/4) is currently Hoffman’s nearest challenger on nine-under, with another American Kevin Streelman in third a further shot back.

It looks certain to be an intriguing final day at Harbour Town, especially if the wind gets up at the South Carolina layout.

Growing up in Northern Ireland, McDowell is no stranger to playing in blustery conditions and believes the breeze could make a major difference to the scoring in the final round.

“What the wind does is keep everyone honest,” he said. “(Saturday) I’d call it a fairly level playing field, there were 64s and 65s out there and that’s not what we expect on this golf course.

“We expect a tougher challenge (Sunday) and it will separate the men from the boys. The guy who wins it will earn it.”

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