Day joins world No 1 chase as Harrington exits Playoffs; Pieters wins as McGrane shows form
Padraig Harrington —cut on Friday but unsure of his destiny until last night—was eliminated from the FedEx Cup playoffs as Jason Day shot 61 to win The Barclays by six and put himself in position to win the $10m bonus and challenge Rory McIlroy for the world No 1 spot.
Round-up: Harrington teeters on the brink; Irish fall back in Czech Republic
PGA Tour — Pádraig Harrington is facing an early exit from the FedEx Cup playoffs after Saturday’s third round results had him projected to fall to 101st and miss out on the Top 100 who qualify for Boston by just four points.
Spieth hands world No 1 spot back to McIlroy as Harrington awaits FedEx Cup fate
Jordan Spieth missed the cut by three shots in The Barclays, which means that Rory McIlroy will return to the top of the world rankings for the second FedEx Cup playoff event in Boston. What's unclear is whether or not Pádraig Harrington will join them there.
As Rory rebounds with 65, Wozniacki tells NYT: "I could never hate him"
Normal service was resumed in the second round of The Barclays. Rory McIlroy made good on his vow that missing the cut was "not an option" when rebounded from his opening 74 with an immaculate 65. And Phil Mickelson hit the ball all over Ridgewood Country Club, thrilling fans when he hit a recovery shot from the terrace of a bar perched high above the driveable fifth. While all this was happening, The New York Times was publishing an interview with Caroline Wozniacki in which Serena Williams reveals how McIlroy's ex confessed: "I could never hate him."
Harrington's Ryder Cup hopes on life support
Harrington goes wild with 64, takes Ryder Cup high ground
Padraig Harrington fired a sensational seven under par, course recording equalling 64 to move right into the Ryder Cup wildcard conversation and grab the clubhouse lead in The Barclays at Bethpage Black.
But after initially insisting the he’d prefer to “take the Fifth” rather than discuss his chances of getting one of Jose Maria Olazábal’s two picks on Monday, he grabbed the moral high ground when trying to explain why he believes the Spaniard will not - or should not - put a hypothetical personal vendetta ahead of winning the Ryder Cup for Europe.