Disappointing final round for Padraig at the Regions Tradition as a two over par round of 74 left him in a tied 8th finish position. He got off to a very slow start with ten pars before a reload on the par four 11th, for the second day running, put paid to his hopes of a storming finish. Another penalty shot on the par five 13th made it a day to forget and his only consolation birdie came at the par five 18th. He now turns his attention to the PGA Championship which is being played at the infamous Valhalla, a brute of a course that will test the best! 

It’s all to play for as Padraig goes into the final round of the first Major of the year for the Seniors, just one shot behind on a packed leaderboard. He produced a very solid round of 69 on moving day with just one error on the par four 11th hole where he hit it out of bounds and had to reload. Otherwise it was five birdies and no other mistakes with three more shots picked up on par fives for a total of eleven birdies accruing from the long holes. Those par fives could be crucial tonight if Padraigs length comes into play. He tees off last at 7.10pm with Doug Barron and Ernie Els.

Padraig follows up his opening round with a two under par round of 70 to lie in tied 4th place and three behind the leader. His front nine was a mixture of good and bad, with three birdies offset by three dropped shots. He dropped only one shot on the back nine, on the par four 12th hole, but for the second day running, birdied all four par fives! He tees off Saturday at 7.59 GMT with Charlie Wi and Kenny Perry.

Padraig shoots a fine round of seven under par 65 to co-lead the rain delayed first round at the Regions Tradition. Starting on the back nine, he got off to a steady start before he found five birdies in six holes to turn in 31 shots. He added two more early on the front nine but finished with six straight pars to sign for the 65. It was a very satisfying round with no dropped shots and birdies at all four par fives! 

Padraig plays this week on the Seniors PGA Tour at the Regions Tradition. It is being played at Greystone G&CC which plays to a yardage of 7,249 yards and a par 72. Padraig has performed well here in the past, with a second place finish last year and a 5th place finish in 2022. It is the first of five “Major” events on the PGA Seniors tour.

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