Padraig shoots a final round of one under par 71 to finish in a tie for 5th place at the Regions Tradition. He got off to a poor start with a dropped shot at the first but got it back immediately at the long par five 2nd hole, which he reached in two shots. He threaded water after that with six straight pars before picking up another shot at the par four 9th to be out in one under par. The runaway leader at this stage was Steve Stricker and a double bogey on the par four 11th, where he found trouble off the tee, put paid to any chance of winning. He did pick up two shots coming in but to no avail as Stricker went on to win by six shots! On to the PGA Championship!
Padraig , the current Senior US Open Champion, stormed into contention on moving day with a blistering round of seven under par 65 to leave himself just two behind the leaders heading into Sundays final round. His only blemish of the day came at the par five 5th hole where he took three to get down from long range but played the rest of the long holes in five under par including an eagle three at the par five 2nd hole. He recorded ten 3’s on the day and a repeat could have him back in the winners circle Sunday! He tees off last at 5.02pm with Steve Stricker and Robert Karlsson.
Padraig stays well in the hunt for a second Senior Major title as he fights back from a slow start to shoot a three under par round of 69. This leaves him tied 5th at seven under par heading into the weekend and just three behind the leader!
Padraig opens his account at his first Major of the year with a very pleasing round of four under par 68. He was rock solid throughout with only one dropped shot at the par three 17th where he found a bunker off the tee. Three of his birdies came at his trademark par fives, which he is generally able to reach in two. He lies in tied 4th place just one behind the leaders going into Fridays second round! He tees off at 5.01 local time!
Padraig plays this week at the Regions Tradition, the first of a three week run on the Seniors Tour and PGA Tour which will include three Major Championships! It is being played at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. It plays to a par of 72 and can stretch to 7,249 yards.
Tee Times – Padraig plays in the opening round at 3.55pm with Vijay Singh and Mark Hensby.