Playing in the same group in the opening round of the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday isn't the only thing Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington have in common. They're both also desperate to atone for disappointing seasons in 2011.
After winning three of the six majors from the 2007 British Open to the 2008 PGA, Padraig Harrington has missed the cut in four of eight majors and been top 10 just once. <strong>Jim McCabe</strong> wonders: Is Harrington ready to move back into the major discussion?
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington was disqualified before the second round of the HSBC Championship after the Irishman was judged to have illegally moved his ball during Thursday’s first round.
Sweden’s Jarmo Sandelin shot a 6-under 66 on Friday on Golf de Joyenval’s Retz Course for a share of the second-round lead in the Vivendi Cup with England’s John Parry, while European Ryder Cup player Padraig Harrington made the cut by a stroke.
Captain Colin Montgomerie’s Ryder Cup players are certainly on a hot streak, claiming five wins in the last six weeks.
Padraig Harrington is at this week’s Vivendi Cup aiming to join teammates Martin Kaymer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Edoardo Molinari and Peter Hanson as recent winners – or at least get into form before next week’s Ryder Cup in Wales.
Call it Happy Hour for a golf junkie. More specifically, a Masters junkie, but in the warm embrace of a Tuesday twilight, the stroll around Augusta National Golf Club produced a tranquil sight that was worth two gentle hours of your time: Padraig Harrington at work.
Talk about a great couple of days. First, Padraig Harrington made a trip to the White House for St. Patrick’s Day, and now he holds the second-round lead at the Transitions Championship after a 6-under 65.