Harrington crashes out

Padraig Harrington has crashed out of the FedEx Cup play-off series without managing a single birdie in Monday’s final round.

Padraig Harrington crashed out of the FedEx Cup play-off series at TPC Boston on Monday without managing a single birdie.

Needing to move through the field with a good closing round at the Deutsche Bank Championship to progress to the third leg of the series in a fortnight’s time, Harrington instead stumbled with a disappointing four-over-par 75 to finish well down the field on three over and did not make the top 70 who’ll go through to the BMW Championship, the third leg of the FedEx Cup series, in a fortnight’s time.

It was not a good day either for Justin Rose or Martin Laird.

They shot a 74 and a 73 for two-over and four-over totals respectively, but were already safely inside the top 70 who will contest the BMW Championship in Chicago.

Laird was heading for something much worse, but birdied the 16th and eagled the 18th to climb away from joint last place in the tournament.

Graeme McDowell’s bid to stay alive in the series looked like going to the wire after 11 holes.Last year’s US Open champion had moved to 73rd on the points standings.

He moved just inside the cut-off mark when he birdied the 13th, but a bogey on the 17th and a missed six-footer for birdie on the last looked to have cost him his chance of going on to the BMW Championship