Bad day at office for Harrington as his putter fails to work
PADRAIG HARRINGTON was a dozen shots worse off in the Transitions Championship in Florida yesterday, after shooting a two-over-par 73 to drop back to eight under and out of the lead only a day after setting the course record at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.
Unlike his opening round when he made almost everything with his putter, including a 75-footer at one point, he made very little yesterday, missing four putts from inside 10 feet. In all, Harrington took 33 putts.
American Jason Dufner moved two shots ahead of Harrington and into the outright lead, one stroke ahead of compatriot William Mcgirt, who still has to finish his second round, after shooting a second consecutive round of 66
Justin Rose is as confident as he ever has been and with has good reason. In his last two starts he tied for fifth at The Honda Classic and of course won the World Golf Championships-cadillac Championship.
Rose is in contention again this week. Through his first eight holes in his second round, he is two under, and for the week is six under, just four strokes off the lead.
Luke Donald is on an aggregate of 135 after returning a 68 to follow his first-round 67.