Padraig Harrington Powers to 5-Shot Lead in US Senior Open
Padraig Harrington is overpowering the U.S. Senior Open.
Padraig Harrington sooner or later knows what it is like
to overpower a golf direction,
and it has the Irishman on the verge of a U.S. Senior Op
Harrington reached both par 5s in two,
hitting 5-wooden to 7 ft on the 608-yard twelfth hole at
and his five-beneath sixty six enabled him to open a fiv
e-shot lead Saturday
going into the very last spherical of the Senior Open.
Starting the 1/3 round with a one-shot lead over Steve S
his Ryder Cup captain foe from Whistling Straits,
Harrington birdied the hole two holes and became on his
He became at 12-beneath 201, 5 shots clean of former U.S
. Senior Open champion Gene Sauers,
who birdied the ultimate holes for a 68; and PGA Tour C
hampions rookie Rob Labritz (69).
Harrington drilled a fairway metal into 25 toes on the 5
68-yard sixth hollow,
at the same time as Stricker hit a tree and had to fligh
t a chip below the branches.
He came up quick of the inexperienced and made bogey.
It was a two-shot swing whilst Harrington two-putted or
birdie, for a four-shot margin.
And then at the twelfth, Harrington blasted his five-woo
den over the corner
of the difficult to a pin tucked at the left facet.
Stricker's wedge went just thru the green, his chip down
the hill become too sturdy and he made another bogey.
This turned out to be a three-shot swing when Harrington holed the eagle putt.
Harrington, who became 50 remaining August and is playing his first U.S. Senior Open,
stretched his cause as many as nine shots.
He had two bogeys during the last four hol
es, his first dropped photographs given that the opening spherical.