Travelers Championship

US round up - Power six off the pace in Wichita; Harman powers up in Travelers

Web.com Tour — Nothing but birdies will do on the second tier US circuit and first round leader Seamus Power finds himself six shots behind American Andy Winings heading into today's final round of the Air Capital Classic presented by Aetna in Kansas.

US round up - Power six off the pace in Wichita; Harman powers up in Travelers

Harrington hits new low with nightmare 80

Padraig Harrington. Pádraig Harrington continues to confound. After putting brilliantly to open with two 66s in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut and then using the belly putter to turn a big score into a 72 on Saturday, the 41-year old crashed to the joint second worst round to par in his 18-year professional career last night.

Harrington scrambles to remain in touch

Pádraig Harrington speaks to reporters on the range before his third round. The third round might have been as disappointing as he feared but 13 months after confessing that he was “close to the heebie-jeebies on the greens,” Pádraig Harrington could thank his belly putter for keeping his title hopes alive in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands last night.

Harrington trusts his belly: "I'm starting to get comfortable"

A happy Pádraig Harrngton after his second round.Trust is a must for Padraig Harrington if he’s to add to his major haul. And it certainly looks and sounds as if the Dubliner has found some belief in the belly putter he put in the bag last month when he holed more than 100 feet of birdie putts for the second day running to lie just two strokes behind leader Bubba Watson in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Harrington squares away the Golden Triangle

Pádraig Harrington celebrates as his 51-foot birdie putt drops on the 15th in the opening round of the Travelers Championship. Pádraig Harrington put his US Open frustrations behind him when he reeled off a hat-trick of birdies at TPC River Highlands’ feared Golden Triangle to open with a four under 66 in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Harrington squares away the Golden Triangle

Harrington hoping for easier test

Padraig Harrington is looking to turn some good play into scores in Connecticut this week. Pádraig Harrington will be hoping to turn some good play into birdies rather than just pars when he swaps the iron discipline of the US Open for the more forgiving test of TPC River Highlands for this week’s Travelers Championship.

Harrington runs out of gas

Marc Leishman gives an interview just minutes after his 62. “Clubhouse leader always has a chance,” he said without much conviction. Two hours later he had his first US Tour win.Padraig Harrington carded his fourth sub-70 round on the trot but still came up four shots shy of winner Marc Leishman in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Pin-seeker Harrington in the mix

Padraig Harrington had just 24 putts in a third round 65 in the Travelers Championship.Padraig Harrington was at his aggressive best in Connecticut on Saturday when he changed chip following the discipline of the US Open at The Olympic Club and fired eight birdies in a five under 65 to challenge for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

Harrington making up the numbers in Connecticut

Fredrik Jacobson, who was tied 14th in last week’s US Open, leads the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. Credit: Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington made the delayed halfway cut with relative ease but then slipped back to 70th of the 74 survivors after a one over 71 in Saturday’s third round in the Travelers Championship.

The 39-year old needed to pick up two shots in the last 12 holes of his delayed second round to make the projected three under par cut at TPC River Highlands.

He did that with a shot to spare as he carded a three under 67 by combinin some rapier-like iron play and sometimes excellent putting with the occasional wild tee shot and several squandered opportunities.

Given the up and down nature of his game and his lack of true confidence, he was never a factor in the afternoon and finished the day 11 shots behind Swede Fredrik Jacobson, who shot a fine 63 to lead by a stroke from American Bryce Molder on 16 under par.

Harrington in cut battle at Travelers

Padraig Harrington needs to pick up two shots in 12 holes to make the cut in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands today. Pictured here at last week’s US Open. Credit: Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington will resume his weather-delayed second round in the Travelers Championship today needing to pick up at least two shots in 12 holes to survive the cut.

The good news is that he will re-start facing a four footer for birdie at the seventh that should ease his burden.