McDowell still outside top 10

McDowell still outside top 10

Graeme McDowell missed the chance to move into the world’s top 10 for the first time at Loch Lomond today.

A fourth-place finish in the Barclays Scottish Open would have taken the US Open champion above England’s Paul Casey, but after starting the last day in 14th spot a four-over 75 dropped him to joint 21st.

Former Open champions John Daly and Tom Lehman did not finish as well as they had hoped either.

Daly, who this coming week returns to the scene of his 1995 victory at St Andrews, was going well at four under with seven to play, but he triple-bogeyed the 12th and 13th and with a 77 was tied for 26th.

Facing a tax demand of nearly £700,000 at home the 44-year-old still has not had a top-20 finish for over two years.

Meanwhile, Lehman, now 51, fell back from two under to three over and 34th spot with a 76.

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