Aferwards he described his victory as "dream stuff at this point, to beat the greatest golfer that ever played in his own backyard."
McDowelll celebrated his fourth victory of the year, including the US PGA title, his first ever major.
Tiger Woods ended the year without a single victory, for the first time.
He was widely considered the favorite to win his own tournament but twice in the last few holes, McDowell holed clutch putts to defeat him when it counted
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