Harrington leads 2012 first FedEx Cup Playoff event

Harrington … needs a captain’s pick to make the Ryder Cup team

IRELAND’S Padraig Harrington upstaged feature pairing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy with a 7-under 64 to lead The Barclays after the opening round at the Bethpage Black golf course today.

Harrington had a sluggish start but made six birdies on what is a tough back nine to lead Americans Nick Watney and Brian Harmon.

Woods and McIlroy showed all the outward signs that they really did enjoy each other’s company at the New York venue with the American posting a 3-under 68 and the Northern Irishman a stroke behind.

A number of Australian golfers are still well in contention for what is the first leg of the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The best of them was lanky Queenslander John Senden on 3-under while Adam Scott, Jason Day, Greg Chalmers, Rod Pampling and Geoff Ogilvy were all on 1-under.

There were 73 players from the 123-man field at par or better, with scoring conditions expected to toughen.

The top 100 golfers go through to the next Playoff event – the  Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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