Graeme McDowell defeated Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
The first-ever European Tour event in Bulgaria lived up to its hype both with scenic Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Kavarna and a deserving champion. Jaidee went 2 up after four holes and retained the lead through six. After McDowell picked off a birdie at the par-3 seventh to halve his deficit, he'd eventually draw even at 12. Wins at 14 and 15 followed as Jaidee began to stumble. Overall, G-Mac played 17 holes in bogey-free 3-under. Just four weeks removed from his title at Harbour Town, he climbed the ladder in this week's bracket with victories over Bo Van Pelt (1 up), Nicolas Colsaerts (2 and 1) and Branden Grace (3 and 2). McDowell is also the first native of Ireland or Northern Ireland to win this tournament that dates back to 1964.