Padraig struggled in his final round in high winds to shoot a four over par round of 74. He played quite well for the conditions but felt he got nothing out of the round. He was one under after five holes which was a decent start but two dropped shots in four holes that had him out in two over par. He did get one back at the downwind par five, 10th hole, but from there on in was a grind with the wind now howling and the finishing stretch played very tough and cost him three shots to par. He finished in a tie for 42nd place, while fellow country man, Rory McIlroy, won the event with a magnificent fifteen under par total. Next stop, The Open at Royal Liverpool!

Padraig shoots a third round of level par 70 on a tough day around the links at the Renaissance Club. He hit a poor drive at the first which cost him a bogey but got that back at the par five third hole after a superb approach shot. He dropped another shot at the par four 5th hole where he missed a short putt but parred the next eight holes before making a birdie two in the short par three 14th hole. He then parred his way in from there to lie in a tie for 18th place at seven under par. Thirteen under leads.  Yet again they will go out early Sunday to try and avoid the high winds forecast for the day.

Padraig follows up his promising opening round with a rock solid four under par 66 which leaves him in a tie for 7th place going into the weekend. Starting on the back nine, he raced to the turn in 31 shots which propelled him up the leaderboard. A dropped shot on the first and 8th holes were offset by two more birdies on the 6th and 7th holes where he holed two long putts. Afterwards Padraig remarked that he “felt he could challenge anybody on a links course.” He tees off Saturday, in the third last group, at 8.50am local time to allow for a poor weather forecast later in the day!

Padraig opens his account at the Genesis Scottish Open with a very pleasing round of three under par 67. Starting on the back nine, he got off to the ideal start with two opening birdies and followed that with nine straight pars. He picked up two more shots in the next four holes, his birdie two on the par three 6th hole was a foot! His only dropped shot came at the next, a par four, where he found trouble with his second shot. All in all a great days work with an afternoon tee time and Friday he will be out at 7.15am.

Padraig plays this week at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Tee Times – Padraig tees off Thursday in Round one at 12.30pm with Charley Hoffman and Daniel Hillier.

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