Padraig wins yet again on the PGA Seniors tour as he domianates the field at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. Starting the day just one behind, he got off to the perfect start with two birdies in his first three holes and was rock solid after that making no bogies for the day! He added another birdie on the par four 9th hole to be out in three under par and leading the tournament. Two early birdies on the back nine at the 11th and 12th holes gave him a commanding four shot lead and he reeled off six closing pars to win by three shots. It caps an already spectacular first full season on the US PGA Seniors Tour.
Padraig continues his good run of form with a second round of five under par which leaves him at eleven under for the tournament and just one shot behind going into Sundays final round. He got off to a slow start by his recent standards and turned in two under par. Three birdies in his opening four holes on the back nine got him in the chase for the top and he added another on the par four 16th before dropping his only shot of the day at the par three 17th. All to play for Sunday as he chases another win on the PGA Seniors Tour!
Padraig opens his account at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open with a six under par round of 66. This leaves him in tied 4th place and just one behind the leaders heading into the weekend. He got off to a hot start as he raced to four under par after five holes but came unstuck at the par three 7th hole where he made a double after incurring a penalty shot. He bounced staright back with a birdie at the next to be out in 34 shots. He continued his birdie fest on the back nine with four more birdies and dropped jut the one shot at the par four 11th hole where he found trouble off the tee. All to play for and very pleasing to be making so many birdies! nine in all!
Padraig plays this week at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at the En-Joie Golf Club in South Central New York. He will be looking for another win to chase down Steven Alker who leads the Charles Schwab Cup! He is in a rich vein of form and with three par fives on the front nine, he will be hoping to continue his domination of the long holes on the Senior Tour. It plays to a par 72 and is just under 7,000 yards. Cameron Beckman is your defending champion this week!
Tee Times – 10.15am in the opening round with Darren Clarke and Berhard Langer.