US golf — Harrington cut in Connecticut, Power two behind in Wichita

Padraig Harrington

PGA Tour — Padraig Harrington missed the cut as Bubba Watson shot a 67 to lead the Travelers Championship by two shots from Brian Harman, Brian Stuard and Carl Pettersson on 11 under.

Watson has taken just 53 putts through two rounds but Harrington had an estimated 32 putts as well as a couple of three putts in a five over 75 at TPC River Highlands to miss the cut by three strokes on one over par.

“It’s just my mind right now,” Watson said. “Over the putts, I'm thinking well.”

“These greens are perfect. These greens are running so smoothly.”

Ranked 92nd in the world, Harrington has now missed eight cuts from 15 strokesplay starts and four of his last seven.

Since he won the Honda Classic on March 1 for his first PGA Tour win since 2008, his best finish in 10 starts in a share of 42nd in The Players.

His next scheduled start is the Scottish Open in a fortnight. Tour — Seamus Power fired a level par 70 to fall two stokes bhind clubhouse leader Dawie vander Walt in the Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna in Kansas.
The West Waterford man led after an opening 63 but he had three birdies and three bogeys on Friday to remain on seven under as South African vander Walt added a 67 to his openin 64 to lead by a shot on nine under from Argentina’s Miguel A. Carballo (65) with American Andy Winings also eight under through 14 holes when he play was suspended.
Power was tied for fourth place with Korea’s D.H. Lee (69), Scott Gutschewski (66), Brett Stegmaier (66) and American Matt Mabrey (67) on seven under.