Padraig proved, yet again, that he can compete with the big boys as he shot a final round of one under par 71 to finish top ten at the Valero Texas Open. He got off to a slow start with a dropped shot at the par five second, but picked that shot up at the par four 5th hole to be out in level par. The back nine was frustrating, as he twice picked up shots only to give them back straight away but he birdied the par four 17th, where he drove it into the greenside bunker and played a beautiful bunker shot to a few feet for his final birdie of the week. His game continues to trend in an positive direction! Corey Connors won the event with a fifteen under par total.
Padraig, yet again, comes good with some stellar play to card a four under par round of 68 and leave himself in a tie for 6th place going into Sundays final round. He trails by five with his seven under par total. He was out in level par with nine straight pars but came alight on the back nine with four birdies to give himself an outside chance of a win and a ticket to Augusta!
A delayed second round for Padraig as he gets 16 holes played but has to return Saturday to finish up and also complete his third round. He got off to a steady start and was level par after nine holes but had an inconsistent run in the middle of his back nine. Three dropped shots and two birdies saw him sign for a one over par round of 73 to leave him with a lot of work to do in his third round.
Padraig opens his account at the Velero Texas Open with a solid round of four under par 68 which currently ties the lead in his quest for a Masters spot! Starting on the back nine, he got off to a slow start with an early dropped shot on the par four 12th hole. He then took advantage of the two par fives as he picked up shots at both and another birdie at the par four 17th hole to turn in two under par. Three more birdies followed, including a very long putt, and his only error came at the par five 2nd hole where he got out of position. On a windswept day, it was a gallent effort and all to play for over the weekend!
Padraig plays this week on PGA Tour at the Valero Texas Open. It gives him a last chance of an entry into next weeks first Major of the year, The Masters, at Augusta!
Tee Times – Padraig plays in the opening round at 2.25pm GMT+1 with Lucas Glover and Frankie Molinari.