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Harrington narrowly misses out on US Open Qualification

Pádraig Harrington narrowly failed in his attempt to secure a place in the field for next week’s US Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, as the three-time Major champion’s bid to emerge from final qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, came up just short.

With 16 spots on offer at Brookside Country Club, where Chez Reavie and Erik Van Rooyen led the way in the weather-disrupted 36-hole qualifier, Harrington’s rounds of 71 and 68 for five-under-par 139 came up one shot short of the target and finished in a log-jam on tied-18th.Then, the Dubliner was one of 12 players – also including former Players champion Rickie Fowler – dispatched for the second alternate spot available from the venue. If that was expected to be a long drawn out affair, it proved anything but as Englishman Ben Taylor dramatically holed out with his approach for an eagle two to claim the outside chance of a call-up to the season’s third Major.

Harrington, though, is in the field for next month’s 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s as a past champion and he is in the field for this week’s PGA Tour stop, the Palmetto Championship in South Carolina.

Source: irishtimes.com

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Harrington rules out playing in Ryder Cup

Padraig Harrington has dismissed any notion of becoming a playing captain in the Ryder Cup after his superb performance in the US PGA Championship. Harrington and fellow Irishman Shane Lowry shot final-round 69s to tie for fourth on two under at Kiawah Island, four behind winner Phil Mickelson. "I'm well past that time," said three-time major winner Harrington, 49. "I'm too long in the tooth now at this stage, sweating through five rounds of golf and all that goes with it."

Harrington acknowledged that he is far more competitive on a windy golf course and that Whistling Straits and Kiawah Island demand a "very similar" style of play, but has no intention of putting that to the test. "I'm very much dedicated to being the captain. I'm letting other people have their time. I had mine. And you can't do both. Nobody's ever going to be a Ryder Cup captain and a player at the same time," he explained. "It's a full-time job being the Ryder Cup captain. There's no doubt about it. "Even in my situation trying to play some golf, I have to manage it very well because it has become a full-time job and when you get to the tournaments, even more so. There's a lot going on."

Source: bbc.com

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Harrington tied for 4th at PGA Championship

A superb final round of three under par 69 sees Padraig finish in a tie for 4th at the PGA Championship. He got off to the perfect start when he hit it to seven feet on the par five 2nd hole for eagle and followed that with a birdie on the par four 4th hole where he hit it close. A couple of dropped shots followed but he picked up two more birdies to be out in three under par. He held on well coming home on the treacherous back nine with one birdie and a bogey to secure his highest finish in a Major in many years. Playing with his good friend Shane Lowry, they fed off each other as Shane also tied for 4th with Phil Mickelson rolling back the years to win. Five Major champions occupied the first four places

Source: padraigharrington.com