Padraig shoots a final round of two under par 69 to finish in a tie for 4th in the final event of the season. This also meant he finished in 4th place in the season long Charles Schwab Cup standings. He did briefly get within two shots of the lead but it was always a tall order with so many players in the mix on the day. Steve Alker won the event with an 18 under par total, Padraig made a good defence of his title with a 14 under par total. Overall, a very successful year for Padraig and plenty to build on for the future 🙏
Padraig shoots a third round of two under par 69 which included two 6’s in the last five holes which cost him dearly. He now trails the leader by five shots going into the final round and will need a repeat of his second round to contend. He got off to a slow start and was level par after six holes but had a lovely run around the turn to pick up three shots. At this stage he was only one behind but a double bogey on the 14th, where he found heavy rough off the tee, derailed him. He then fought back bravely with two birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, but yet again dropped a shot on the par five 18th, where he had a penalty shot. Needs a big round on Sunday, but is more than capable!
Padraig turns a very disappointing first round into a spectacular second round as he does what he has done so often in the last couple of seasons on the PGA Seniors tour, used his length off the tee to overpower courses. He was straight out of the blocks with two opening birdies and added two more to be out in four under par. He continued in the same vein of form on the back nine with two early birdies and then finished strongly to sign for an eight under par round of 63. He now lies one behind the lead going into the weekend! He tees off second last with Alex Cejka at 7.50pm GMT.
Padraig opens his account at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship with a disappointing two under par round of 71. He got off to a nice start with two early birdies and turned in 34 shots. He added another one at the par four 11th hole before dropping his first shot of the day at the par three 13th hole. He made amends at the next par three, the 15th, with a birdie but a poor finish on the par five 18th hole, where he incurred a penalty off his second shot hurt on a hole he would be expecting to birdie with his length off the tee. Eight under par currently leads but all to play for with three more rounds to go. He tees off at 6.20pm GMT with Jerry Kelly!
Padraig plays this week on the PGA Seniors Tour at the final event of the season, the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He won this event last year with a record braking score of -27, on route to finishing second in the order of merit to Steve Alker. Steve Stricker has wrapped up the title this year but Padraig can again finish in runner up spot with a good performance this week. A repeat win would be a fine end to his season after last weeks heroics! The event is over 72 holes, so starts Thursday!
Tee times:7.50pm GMT with Alex Cejka!