disappointing Friday for Padraig as he shoots a 73 which leaves him outside the cut line for the weekend in Florida. Starting on the back nine, he got off to the perfect start with an opening birdie four, but gave that shot back on the tough par four 12th hole. He lost another shot on the par three 17th hole, when he found water off the tee and did well to get up and down from the same tee box. The front nine was a mixture of birdies and bogies, the course was playing tough with gale force winds, to string together the required number of birdies to progress. He remains in the States, as he is on a run of consecutive tournaments between both tours!

Padraig opens his account at Cognizant Classic with a level par round of 71. He got off to a nice start with a couple of early birdies and dropped just the one shot to be out in 34 shots. He started the tough back nine with another couple of birdies but found water at the par four 12th hole to cancel them out. He negotiated the infamous “Bear Trap” in level par but again found water at the last for another bogey. He currently  lies just outside the cut mark but with an early tee time Friday has a chance to make up ground. Seven under par leads.

Padraig plays this week on the PGA Tour at the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches. He is a former winner of the event when it was known as the Honda Classic. 

Tee times: Thursday at 6.02pm GMT and Friday at 1.02pm with Aaron Baddeley and Justin Lower.

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