Disappointing second day for Padraig as he played poorly but his legendary short game also let him down. On a very rare day, he recorded just one birdie on the tough par four 9th but otherwise was fighting a losing battle as he made six bogies and a double on the par four 12th hole, where he found trouble off the tee. He eventually signed for a 79 but plays again next week at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship in the UAE.
Padraig opens his 2024 account with a one over par round of 73 at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. He got off to a nice start when he birdied the par four second hole but dropped two shots to be out in 36. He bogied the par five 13th hole to be two over for the day on the four long holes which would normally be his forte! A bogey birdie finish had him sign for a 73 which leaves him along the cut line so a solid round is needed tomorrow! He tees off late at 11.40am!
Padraig starts his 2024 season this week at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
Tee times: Thursday at 7.20am and Friday at 11.40am with Julien Brun and Marcus Armitage.