Harrington laments missed opportunities


SAN FRANCISCO – Padraig Harrington put together a torrid final round that had him in contention for a fourth career major championship title until the final hole at the U.S. Open on Sunday.

Harrington was 3 under for the day and 2 over for the tournament – tied with the clubhouse lead at the time – coming to the 72nd hole, only to make bogey as he finished up a 2-under 68.

“Obviously I had a great chance coming down the last and I felt good over it, felt I needed to make a birdie for sure,” Harrington said. “So I'm not too disappointed about making a bogey.”

When he looks back and recalls missed opportunities during the week, the Irishman will point to a pair of opening-round four-putts as his biggest undoing.

“I certainly left three shots in those four putts out there and I had another three-putt on top of that,” he explained. “So there's four shots easily the first day.”