Harrington cut at Sea Island

Pádraig Harrington's bid to get his 2014-15 PGA Tour season off to a fast start suffered a second successive blow when he missed the cut in the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island.

The three-time major champion, who lost his PGA Tour card earlier this year, added a three over 73 to his opening 71 to miss the even par cut by four shots less than a week after being cut after three rounds in Las Vegas.

It's the 13th missed cut of the year for the 43-year old whose only Top 10 so far came in his first event, the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa in January, where there was no cut and he tied for fifth.

While the Dubliner's putting inside five feet appears to be improving, his long game was certainly a factor in his latest reverse.

He had to take three penalty drops over the two rounds, two on Thursday and one yesterday, as he racked up eight bogeys and a double bogey against just six birdies.

The highlight of his round was arguably a deft chip-in for birdie at his 10th hole that got him back to within a shot of the cut mark at one-over.

He now has a week off to regroup before heading back to the US for the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico.

As for the McGladrey Classic, Russell Henley shot a seven under par 63 to lead by a stroke on nine under par from Brendon de Jonge (64), Brian Harman (67) and Andrew Svoboda (66).