Padraig shoots a two under par final round in Bermuda to finish in a tie for 26th place but it could have been so much better. He got off to a flying start and was five under par after seven holes and only one shot out of the lead. But he couldn’t add to his flying start and dropped a couple of shots coming home. Veteran golfer, Brian Gay, won the event in a playoff. Padraig plays this week in the States in the Houston Open.
Padraig adds another level par round to sit at four under par and in a tie for 24th place going into Sundays final round in Bermuda. He got off to the worst possible start with a double bogie seven on the par five second hole and was fighting an uphill battle after that. To his credit, he fought back well with two closing birdies to the front nine to be out in level par. The back nine was more of the same of the past two days, a grind, he mixed one bogie with one birdie to sign for a 71. Ten under par leads on a packed leaderboard. Padraig tees off at 8.41am local time knowing a good last round would pay big dividends!
A fine second round of level par for Padraig in Bermuda as heavy winds made the course extremely difficult. The scoring average for the field soared from way under par in the opening round to way over par as the field struggled to cope with the high winds and fast, firm greens. Starting on the back nine, he was a model of consistency as he made one birdie and one bogie mixed with seven pars to be out in level par. He repeated the same formula on his front nine and kept mistakes to a minimum. 14 pars on a day of howling winds was testiment to his control over the ball at the moment. Padraig said after, “I spent the past couple years struggling on cut lines, now I feel like I can be patient and still be in contention on Sunday.” Padraig currently is in a tie for 12th place and tee off times will be available when the field completes its second round which was suspended due to darkness.
Padraig opens up with a fine round of four under par 67 at the Bermuda Championship, leaving him in a share of 15th place going into Fridays second round. Eght under par leads. He got off to a nice start and covered the front nine in four under par, recording birdies on his 3rd, 6th, 7th and 9th holes to be out in 32 shots. He added another birdie on the par four 10th hole but dropped two quick shots in three holes. He finally dipped under par again at the par five 17th hole and tees off Friday at 12.05pm local time!
Padraig plays this week on the PGA Tour where he tees it up at the Bermuda Championship. It is being played at the very scenic Port Royal Golf Course and wil be an enjoyable week in the sunshine. The Robert Trent Jones design plays less than 7,000 yards and the scoring will be low with a 62 in the final round last year. Brendon Todd is your defending champion this week.
Tee times, Thursday 7.35am and Friday 12.05pm with Matt Jones & Kelly Kraft.