Padraig Harrington has become the butt of some practical jokes after racking up two nightmare visits to water in recent weeks.

The Dubliner blew chances to win the Bridgestone Invitational and the US PGA when he clocked up eights in the final rounds - a triple bogey on the 17th at Firestone and a quintuple bogey on the par-three eighth at Hazeltine National.

Addressing America's top Irish-American business leaders at New York Yacht Club this week, Harrington said: "I came to disaster twice in the water hazard. When I got home I got a voicemail with the theme tune to 'Jaws' on it.

"And as I was traveling on my way here I was looking in my golf bag and I found a golf ball retriever for getting golf balls out of the water."

Harrington is in the New York area for The Barclays, the first of the PGA Tour's four FedEx Cup play-off events. He tees it up with Bob Estes and Jason Day at Liberty National Golf Club at 5.27pm Irish time.