Harrington heads for Connecticut

From Brian Keogh in Pittsburgh

Padraig Harrington put himself through a gruelling practice session after another major flop in the US Open.

But the Dubliner hopes he will be as "right as rain" when he tees it up in this week's $6 million Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

After crashing out of the US Open with a second round 80, Harrington blamed the strangely shaped driving range for his sixth missed cut in his last nine majors.

He said: "I really reckon my alignment got knocked out here on the range. It is a very awkward range.

"As the days went by I started hitting the ball poorly and my alignment was at bit askew.

"I was taking the club back a bit on the inside and when I am doing that there is not enough room out there.

"Hopefully I will turn up in three days time at a different golf course and I'll be a as right as rain."

Harrington still spent several hours on the range on Saturday before heading north for this week's PGA Tour stop.

But he refused to admit that the Oakmont set-up was the hardest he's ever seen.

He said: "I would say Carnoustie in 1999 was the toughest course I have ever played. The conditions here were very playable and they haven't gone hard on the pin positions."