The sun had set 30 minutes earlier on the fourth round of the Honda Classic, but Irishman Padraig Harrington still had some unfinished business. With caddie and coach in tow, Harrington retreated to the putting green.
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.