Padraig Harrington reckons the luck of the draw made the difference between winning the Barclays for the second time and finishing one shot behind the winner.

The Dubliner had a late-early draw and got the worst of the weather on Friday, shooting a 75.

Writing on his blog, he said: It was the second day that made things difficult for me; I played in the morning on Friday and it lashed rain. From the time we stood on the first tee till when we finished, it rained. On top of this I played poorly enough; the only thing that I did do reasonable well was chip and putt. I ended up shooting four over par which wasn’t actually that bad as the conditions were terrible. The only problem was that the afternoon starters got great weather, the rain and wind cleared up and stayed away for the rest of the day. As it turned out I think I was the only person from my side of the draw to finish in the top ten.

He was almost correct. England's Ian Poulter finished tied ninth having played two groups behind Harrington over the first two days.

In this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, Harrington goes out on Friday morning with David Toms and Hunter Mahan. 

The weather shouldn't make a great deal of difference.