Aug 26th, 2018
Pardraig Harrington takes share of the lead
At the Czech Masters
Padraig Harrington has found some form at last to take a share of the lead at thaw Czech Masters in Prague.
Coming off the recent loss of his PGA Tour card, Harrington posted a seven-under-par 65 to move to 17 on moving day.
Harrington and Italian Andrea Pavan are sitting three shots clear of Malaysia’s Gavin Green.
Harrington’s failure to make the cut at last week’s Wydnham Championship, saw him lose his US PGA playing rights, but this has clearly refocused his mind with a moving day 65 to add to a 68 and an opening 66.
The three -times major winner, and European Ryder Cup vice-captain, missed a birdie putt on the 18th to take the outright lead.
"I feel like it was a day too early. It took a lot out of me, a lot of focus and I holed the putts that you'd like to be holing on a Sunday," said Harrington.
"I'm hoping there's still another round in it but it was certainly one of those days that you'd like to get on a Sunday afternoon rather than a Saturday afternoon."
Scotland's Scott Jamieson is fourth on 13 under, with England's Lee Slattery and Eddie Pepperell on 11 under.