Padraig shoots a final round of 70 around St Andrews. He made 14 pars, three birdies and had just the one dropped shot at the par four 4th hole, where he three putted from 55 feet. He finished in a very respectable T17 with his minus nine total. He will now concentrate on the Seniors Tour in the States where he is chasing the Charles Schwab Cup which is awarded to the season long money winner.
Padraig shoots a third round of 69 at St Andrews to sit at seven under par and in a tie for 11th place going into Sundays final round. He had only one dropped shot on the day, the tricky par three 11th hole where he three putted from just over twenty feet. Four birdies were on the plus side including a nice finish of two under for the last four holes. Fifteen under par leads but eleven under is presently in second place so all to play for. Padraig tees off at 10.36am local time with Rory McIlroy and Matthew Southgate. In the team event, team Harrington just missed out by three shots!
Padraig survives a dreadful day on the links as the wind and rain caused very unpleasant conditions for all the players at the Dunhill Links Championship. To his credit, he got it around the Kingsbarns links in one under par, which lies in 10th place and just six behind the leader going into the weekend. Four birdies and just three bogies made up his card on a day when it was sometimes hard to stand up to hit shots! He will play St Andrews on Saturday and will hope for calmer weather and a low score to get into contention in an event he has tasted success in before. In the team event, he is at eleven under par which is eight behind the leaders!
Padraig opens his account in Scotland with a three under par round of 69 at the legendary Carnoustie Links. He got off to a decent start with a couple of early birdies on the 11th and 12th holes but then had nine straight pars before another couple of birdies on the 4th and 5th holes. His only dropped shot for the day came at the par four 7th hole. In the team event, he recorded a seven under par total but with three different courses being used, it is hard to guage your leaderboard position until play finishes on Saturday! In tomorrows second round he tees off at 8.30am opposite Joachim Hansen around the Kingsbarns course!
Padraig plays this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Tee Times – Padraig plays at 10.50am in the opening round at Carnoustie Golf Links with Victor Perez.