Cape Town - Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell
is on the verge of losing his PGA Tour card - unless he can produce a
strong result this week.
McDowell earned a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour after winning
the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in 2015 (2015/16 season), but his time is
Currently 143rd in the FedEx Cup standings, the Northern Irishman
will need a top 10 at this week's Wyndham Championship to ensure he gets
inside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings prior to the playoffs.
It's been about nine months since his last top 10 finish at the 2017 Shriners Open in November.
If he fails to achieve the necessary result, G-Mac will still get conditional status with around 10-12 starts.
Speaking to reporters at the Barracuda Championship earlier this month, McDowell did not seem too worried about his situation.
“I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself. I feel like it’s not a do-or-die scenario for me," he said.
“I feel if I was 25 years old without a European Tour card to fall
back on, it would be a do-or-die scenario. Certainly trying to put the
pressure off, if I don’t get myself into the top 125 it’s not the end of
the world for me. I still feel like I can play a great schedule next
McDowell won the US Open in 2010, and also has 13 other European Tour titles and two other PGA Tour titles to his name.