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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Tied with Richard Sterne of South Africa in the final round of the French Open, Graeme McDowell didnt blink on the back nine. Adidas Zx Flux Womens Sale . The Northern Irishman made two of his five birdies on the way home to shoot a 4-under 67 Sunday and capture his ninth European Tour title by four strokes. Sterne, by contrast, made three birdies on the front nine before faltering after the turn with three bogeys to hit a 71 and finish runner-up. "Thankfully Ive managed to learn how to calm my emotions and learn how to respond under pressure, sometimes," McDowell said. "Im starting to become very comfortable under pressure." McDowell won the World Match-Play Championship in May, but missed the cut in his three following tournaments. That could have given rise to doubt on the tough Albatross course of Le Golf National, which will host the Ryder Cup in 2018, but he put that aside to finish in style. "There was no real panic button," McDowell said. "Its been a funny season. Inconsistent, yes. But when its been good, its been really good." Graeme Storm of England, the 2007 winner, and Eduardo De La Riva of Spain shot 69s to share third place, five strokes off the pace. McDowell played solidly throughout the tournament, making only four bogeys in four rounds. In fifth place after the second round, the 2010 U.S. Open champion started believing in his chances on Saturday. "The last 12, 13 holes yesterday, I felt the old juices kind of starting to flow again," McDowell said. "I hit a lot of quality shots coming in yesterday, and I got a lot of belief from that. You know, if the putter had been a little hotter perhaps I could have got my nose in front a little earlier in this tournament." McDowell and Sterne entered the final round with a share of the lead and both broke away from the field by making two birdies for a three-shot advantage after five holes. Sterne won the Joburg Open in South Africa and was the runner-up at the Dubai Desert Classic, both in February. "He really hung in there, played some great golf, and I knew it was not going to be an easy day," McDowell said. "The way he played kind of inspired me to play better, and you know it was a really good battle with him." McDowell missed short birdie putts on Nos. 6, 11 and 14. But the Northern Irishman could rely on his accurate long game. "That was the key really," said McDowell, who led the field in hitting greens. "Short game was tricky around this course. The rough was quite sticky and the greens were quite firm and fast. You had to be very careful to leave the ball on the correct side of the pin, and I hit a lot of greens." Sterne initially got the upper hand when McDowell missed a short par putt on No. 7. But McDowell picked up a shot on No. 10 to draw level with Sterne. He then took sole possession of the lead when the South African sent his tee shot into the thick rough to bogey No. 12. McDowell smiled when he sank a short par putt on No. 16 to increase his lead to two strokes as Sterne sailed 15 feet past the flag from a chip on the edge of the green to make bogey. "Fifteen and 16 were just kind of those lucky breaks that you need when you win tournaments," McDowell said. "Fifteen was an average putt which I thought missed and it went in. Sixteen, I still dont know how that putt went in. It was a right-to-left putt that I was trying to hit right edge and I felt like I started it left edge, and it managed to go in." McDowell rode the momentum with a birdie on No. 17 while Sterne missed a four-foot par putt. After clearing the water hazard on the last, McDowell waved to the crowd on his way to the green with victory just about secured. Cheap Adidas Trainers Uk .C. -- Glenn Howard needed an extra end to move into the Masters Grand Slam of Curling final. Adidas Trainers Sale Uk .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. . The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka. His first stop after the layoff is the clay in Rio as he tests the back and tries to stay healthy for the French Open in three months.From Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth struggling to find top form to Bubba Watson showing signs of his best, we look back at the main talking points from this weeks Northern Trust Open. Consistency key for RoryIf McIlroy could have produced four solid rounds rather than three in each of his early-season appearances, its more than possible that the world No 3 would already be a three-time champion in 2016. A sloppy second round in Abu Dhabi and a blip in the middle of his Dubai Desert Classic defence cost McIlroy a Desert Swing victory, while it was a disappointing final round in California that ended his Riviera hopes. McIlroy finished the week in a tie for 20th His Northern Trust debut and first PGA Tour appearance of the year was going to plan when an eagle at the par-five first on Sunday moved him in to a share of the lead, only for McIlroys game to fall apart as the round progressed.Three bogeys in a four-hole stretch saw McIlroy begin his slide down the leaderboard, while four more dropped shots along the back nine left the Northern Irishman card a four-over 75.McIlroy was clearly frustrated with his performance when speaking to the media afterwards, but knows he has the chance to immediately bounce back when he features at this weeks Honda Classic. Golfs big five? Bubba Watson claimed a one-shot victory at Riviera While attention surrounds young guns Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson continues to show hes very much among the worlds best.The 37-year-olds hard-fought victory makes Watson the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season and sees him leapfrog two places and back in to the worlds top four.Watson showed the calmness under pressure sometimes lacking from his game to finish brightly, posting back-to-back birdies from the 16th and nudging a tap-in par at the last to claim the title.The victory is Watsons second in six starts and, aside from an off-key week at Pebble Beach, the American has looked in fine form so far this season. Bubba Watson was pleased with his patient display after claiming victory in the Northern Trust Open The recent run of results, combined with an increased mental toughness, will give the two-time Masters champion plenty of encouragement in the run-up to first major of the year. Could we see Watson win a third Green Jacket in 2016?Stutter from SpiethSpieth may still sit top of the world rankings, but the 22-year-old is still some way from showing any signs of replicating last years tournament-winning performances.The world No 1 found himself 16 shots off the pace after carding his highest first round score as a professional, with a much-improved 68 on Friday not enough to avvoid a first missed cut since September. Adidas Gazelle Og Blue. Spieths opening round was his worst since the 2014 Tour Championship Wayward driving and iron play around Riviera regularly left Spieth out of position, with the two-time major champion also struggling with his usually red-hot putter.Fridays performance, though, just like the week before at Pebble Beach when he narrowly reached the final round, was an example where Spieth performed better with the pressure off and the damage already done.The last time Spieth suffered an early exit in a tournament, the Masters champion was back within the winners circle two events later. Although he needs to improve, you wouldnt bet against him doing something similar again.  Scotts putting strengthAlthough it wasnt quite enough to secure a first worldwide victory since 2014, Adam Scott is evidently making great strides in his first full season back using a conventional putter.Scott reverted away from the broom-handled club in October and at times produced magic-like putting in California to move up the leaderboard.The Australians flat stick was red-hot during the early stages on Sunday, making more than 100 feet of putts over the first four holes, but Scott couldnt quite continue that through the remainder of his round. Scott celebrated holing from off the green at the par-four last Having sank a 35-footer to eagle the first, the former major winner followed a 15-foot par save at the next by drilling in birdies from 30 and 20 feet at three and four to force his way in to a share of the lead.A chip-in gain at the last still wasnt quite enough to force a play-off, but a four-under 67 and a tied-second should provide plenty of moments to take in to the Florida Swing. A great settingRiviera Country Club once again proved to be popular venue among the players to round off the West Coast Swing. Nick Dougherty talks us through a short history of the Riviera Country Club McIlroy enjoyed his debut so much he has already confirmed he plans to make the event a regular part of his schedule, while Spieth had already admitted its one his favourite courses to visit.The course is ranked third behind only Augusta and RBC Heritage venue Harbour Town in the list of the PGA Tour pros favourite courses, with its glorious weather and great location helping to create another fine weeks entertainment. Watch the PGA Tour throughout the season live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf Also See: Watson snatches narrow win McIlroy enjoys Riviera debut Patience key for Bubba Golf live on Sky Sports 4 Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '