Ryder Cup: Padraig Harrington expecting to miss out on selection

Padraig Harrington


Johnson, Garcia (Esp)
DeLaet (Can), Westwood (Eng)
Selected others: -3:
Donald (Eng), Watson

Padraig Harrington expects to miss out on a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team, despite shooting a final round of 68 in the Barclays Tournament at Farmingdale.

He finished two under par as American Nick Watney won the tournament, carding 10 under for the four rounds.

"Two 75s on the card doesn't look very good when you're trying to show form," said Harrington.

"I've won four out of six [Ryder Cups], and I'd dearly love to be there."

Two years ago, the three-time major champion found out he had been given a wildcard pick by then captain Colin Montgomerie while he was playing his final round at Bethpage State Park.

Harrington led this week's tournament in New York after day one, but two rounds of 75 ended his chances of winning the tournament and, probably, earning a Ryder Cup wildcard from Jose Maria Olazabal.

Before the Barclays Tournament started, captain Olazabal suggested the Dubliner needed "at least a win" in New York to make the Ryder Cup team.

"I think it might have hurt my cause," he said. "When you're out of sight from home, and I ended up playing probably the same golf all four days, and it looks like I've played poorly day two and three.

"But I'm playing well, what more can I do? I'm happy with that anyway. I'd rather be playing badly and picked but I'm happy that I'm playing well.

"I don't want to give an opinion on not making it until it officially happens."

Sergio Garcia went into the final day two shots ahead of Watney, but a round of 75 saw him finish fourth on six under par.

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