Padraig Harrington hits 64 in New York

Harrington leads Barclays Tournament
© PA Photos
Padraig Harrington leads the Barclays Tournament by one shot in New York after an opening round of 64.

Padraig Harrington has improved his chances of earning a spot in the Ryder Cup team after a round of 64 on the opening day of the Barclays Tournament.

The Irishman impressed in New York with a seven-under-par round to lead the competition by one shot ahead of Nick Watney and Brian Harman.

Harrington will need to be selected as one of Jose Maria Olazabal's wildcard picks if he is to compete for Europe at Medinah Country Club next month.

Luke Donald and Tiger Woods both opened up with rounds of 68, with Rory McIlroy a shot further back.

Sergio Garcia is five-under following his victory at the Wyndham Championship earlier this week and Justin Rose is also in contention after a round of 67.

Paul McGinley
Read Next:
McGinley hopes Ryder Cup can ride Olympic wave
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand