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Saturday 22 July 2017

Padraig Harrington set to miss out on The Masters after nightmare start at the Houston Open

Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

It was always a slim chance that Padraig Harrington would get the win he needed at the Houston Open to qualify for next weekend's Masters but by any measurement, the Dubliner has had a disastrous start to this evening's second round.

The three-time major-winner came into today's round at one over par but any chance he had at making a run ended at the fourth hole.

Harrington found the water twice, resulting in a triple-bogey, before dropping a shot at the sixth and then losing two balls en route to a double-bogey at the eighth.

The cut is projected at -2 at the moment but Harrington is a long way off on +7 at the moment, and he is set to miss the first major of the year as a result.

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