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Pádraig Harrington has pulled out of next week’s BMW PGA at Wentworth which means that today’s final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship will be his last round of golf before he begins his US Open build up, almost certainly at the FedEx St Jude Classic from June 3-9.
Padraig Harrington dodged a bullet in Texas when he made a three-putt bogey at the last but made the cut on the number after a nervous wait at the Byron Belson Championship.
Padraig Harrington was forced to finish with a brace of unlikely birdies just to keep alive his hopes of making the cut in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.
Rory McIlroy showed his growing maturity and patience but Pádraig Harrington could be forgiven for rapidly losing after barely scraping into the last two rounds of The Players at Sawgrass.
Updated on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:47 by Brian Keogh
As the golfing world licks its lips at the prospect of a genuine shootout between world No 1 Tiger Woods and heir apparent Rory McIlroy, Pádraig Harrington rose phoenix like from the ashes of last week’s Quail Hollow burnout to hole 102 feet of putts in an opening 68 in The Players at TPC Sawgrass.
Pádraig Harrington will give the belly putter a second chance in practice at Sawgrass this week before deciding if he will use it to try and banish the demons of his worst performance as a professional.
Padraig Harrington’s landmark first event with the belly putter ended with another first - he finished joint last in a strokeplay tournament for the first time since he turned professional more than 17 years ago.
Watching Padraig Harrington use a belly putter for the first time is a bit like watching Picasso use a paint-by-numbers kit to produce Guernica - you know it’s wrong but you just can’t look away.
Less than a year after insisting that the anchored putting stroke was wrong and needed to be banned Padraig Harrington put his career before his ideals and used a belly putter in competition for the first time today.