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Paddy's workaday golf game: Off on weekends

July 04, 2009

Reigning British Open and PGA Championship champion Padraig Harrington has missed three cuts in a row on the PGA Tour and two in a row on the European Tour, including the French Open this week. His round of 75 on Friday included a drive out of bounds on the 14th hole.

"My driver is an office club at the moment. It works nine to five and never at weekends," he said according to this report in the Times Online.

The British Open begins in less than two weeks, and at this point, a credible defense of his crown seems wholly unlikely.

-- John Strege