Sunday, 20 May 2012
Graeme McDowell  (Getty Images)
Graeme McDowell (Getty Images)
Graeme McDowell was pushed all the way by Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello, but the Northern Irishman eventually secured a thrilling victory on the final green in their Volvo World Match Play Championship semi-final.

McDowell will play Nicolas Colsaerts for the title at Finca Cortesin after the Belgian recovered from four holes down against Paul Lawrie.

McDowell won three of the first four against Cabrera-Bello, but as against Sergio Garcia in his quarter-final was taken to the last before winning.

After a one-hour lightning delay Cabrera-Bello birdied the 16th to be only one behind, but ran up a six at the 18th to lose by two holes.

The final began 20 minutes later, with McDowell saying: "I just need my putting boots on.

"I've simply not putted well enough. I didn't want to see the 18th again, but I did."

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