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Taking aim: Graeme McDowell tees off at the third hole at Muirfield Village, Ohio

Taking aim: Graeme McDowell tees off at the third hole at Muirfield Village, Ohio

Taking aim: Graeme McDowell tees off at the third hole at Muirfield Village, Ohio

Graeme McDowell was last night set to make his first cut since the PGA Tour's restart after returning from a self-imposed two-week lay-off.

The Portrush star had opted to sit out the last two tournaments after his caddie Ken Comboy tested positive for coronavirus a fortnight ago and, when the pair returned to action this week, it was with a welcome upturn in form.

McDowell had missed his previous two cuts since top-level golf swung back into action last month but, when play was halted due to a storm for the second time last night at the Workday Charity Open, the World No.49 was already in the clubhouse at three under for the week after a one-over-par second round.

That had placed him in a tie for 19th, two shots inside the projected cut mark of a tightly packed leaderboard.

Leader Collin Morikawa was also back in the clubhouse on 13 under after opening up a six-shot advantage over second-placed Ian Poulter, who is eyeing a fourth PGA Tour win.

Belfast Telegraph