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Padraig Harrington suffered a further blow to his preparations for the US Open when he missed the cut at the St Jude Classic.

Padraig Harrington suffered a further blow to his preparations for next week’s US Open when he missed the cut at the St Jude Classic on Saturday.
Reigning Open and US PGA champion Harrington joined Ryder Cup team-mates and fellow world top-20 players Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson in making an early exit after the Irishman, ranked 11th in the world, completed his second round in Memphis.
Play had been suspended for the day on Friday afternoon in Tennessee when tournament officials at TPC Southwind received severe weather warnings and Harrington was one of 78 players having to return to the course early on Saturday.
Standing at two over and with the cut score projected at level par, the Irishman had much to do over his final three holes but bogeys at the 16th and 17th put paid to hopes he would be returning later for the third round.
Harrington finished with a second consecutive 72 to exit at four over, thus missing the cut for the second week in a row.
World number four Garcia failed to get any momentum going heading to Bethpage for the second major of the year.
A second-round 73, completed on Friday, left the Spaniard at three over and he was joined by a number of other disappointed Europeans, including Players champion Stenson, the world number six shooting a 75 to finish at eight over par for the week.
Richard Johnson of Wales undid his opening 67 with a second-round 77 while Swedish namesake Richard S Johnson added a 72 to a 71 that made for an early exit.
Fellow Swedes Jesper Parnevik and Carl Petterson also went home early as did Scotland’s Martin Laird, who missed the cut by one stroke following rounds of 70 and 71.
A second-round 69 from Justin Leonard could not prevent the defending champion from bowing out but Australia’s Robert Allenby, the man he beat in a play-off to win last year’s tournament, was well placed to go one better this year after a second-round 64 left him one stroke off the lead at nine under par.
Brian Gay had finished his second-round 66 on Friday and remained at the top of the leaderboard at 10 under par with fellow Americans Vaughn Taylor and Bryce Molder tied for third, a shot behind Allenby as third-round play got under way in Memphis.
Woody Austin, David Toms and Guy Boros were at seven under but world number two Phil Mickelson fell off the pace in his second round, shooting a level 70 to slip to two under in his first tournament back since his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer.
All the second round scores and totals from the PGA Tour’s St. Jude Classic at the TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America.
(USA unless stated, par 70):

130 Brian Gay 64 66
131 Robert Allenby (Aus) 67 64
132 Vaughn Taylor 67 65, Bryce Molder 69 63
133 Guy Boros 67 66, David Toms 67 66, Woody Austin 67 66
134 Loren Roberts 67 67, Rich Beem 66 68, Harrison Frazar 69 65, Heath Slocum 71 63
135 Jerry Kelly 67 68, Jeff Overton 68 67, Retief Goosen (Rsa) 68 67, Jason Dufner 68 67, Vance Veazey 67 68, John Senden (Aus) 69 66, Jason Day (Aus) 70 65, Kevin Stadler 69 66, Brett Quigley 69 66, Camilo Villegas (Col) 68 67, Bob Heintz 70 65
136 Chris Stroud 66 70, Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 66 70, Ricky Barnes 67 69, Jose-Maria Olazabal (Spa) 66 70, Bob Estes 69 67, Nathan Green (Aus) 70 66, Paul Goydos 72 64, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 67 69, Matt Weibring 70 66, Jason Bohn 69 67
137 Patrick Sheehan 68 69, Michael Letzig 70 67, Michael Bradley 70 67, Bill Lunde 71 66, Tag Ridings 68 69, James Nitties (Aus) 70 67, Ben Crane 69 68, Marc Leishman (Aus) 69 68, David Mathis 68 69, Jimmy Walker 65 72, Jason Gore 72 65, Graeme McDowell (NIrl) 66 71, Chris DiMarco 69 68, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 68 69, Jarrod Lyle (Aus) 68 69, Tim Clark (Rsa) 70 67, Scott Verplank 68 69
138 Phil Mickelson 68 70, John Merrick 72 66, Brendon Todd 73 65, Dicky Pride 69 69, Glen Day 69 69
139 Aron Price (Aus) 73 66, Paul Stankowski 71 68, Robert Garrigus 69 70, Tim Herron 68 71, Lee Janzen 68 71, Peter Lonard (Aus) 71 68, Derek Fathauer 68 71, Brian Vranesh 73 66, Cameron Beckman 68 71, Marc Turnesa 70 69
140 Brad Adamonis 68 72, Chris Riley 72 68, Omar Uresti 70 70, David Gossett 70 70, Wil Collins 73 67, Ronnie Black 72 68, Cliff Kresge 71 69, Nick O’Hern (Aus) 72 68, John Daly 72 68, Jay Delsing 70 70, J J Henry 70 70, Roland Thatcher 70 70
—————–The following players failed to make the cut———————
141 Neal Lancaster 72 69, David Berganio Jnr. 70 71, Webb Simpson 70 71, Tim Wilkinson (Nzl) 71 70, Notah Begay III 68 73, Andres Romero (Arg) 73 68, Tim Petrovic 73 68, Shaun Micheel 71 70, Martin Laird (Sco) 70 71, Boo Weekley 69 72, D.J. Trahan 71 70
142 Spencer Levin 69 73, Kent Jones 76 66, Kirk Triplett 73 69, Bart Bryant 70 72, Ted Purdy 73 69, J.P. Hayes 69 73, Greg Kraft 72 70, Cameron Peck 69 73, Charles Howell III 71 71, Joe Durant 74 68, Michael Allen 71 71, Dean Wilson 73 69, Troy Kelly 72 70, Carlos Franco (Par) 73 69, Jesper Parnevik (Swe) 72 70
143 Richard Johnson (Wal) 67 76, Charles Warren 74 69, Brendon De Jonge 72 71, Kris Blanks 72 71, Scott McCarron 70 73, Sergio Garcia (Spa) 70 73, Richard S Johnson (Swe) 71 72, Scott Sterling 74 69, Rick Price 74 69, Troy Matteson 69 74, Frank Lickliter II 69 74
144 Brian Bateman 71 73, Will MacKenzie 74 70, Kelvin Burgin 73 71, Aaron Watkins 70 74, Billy Horschel 71 73, Stephen Ames (Can) 74 70, James Oh (Kor) 70 74, Tyler Aldridge 69 75, Padraig Harrington (Irl) 72 72
145 Rodney Butcher 72 73, Justin Leonard 76 69, Casey Wittenberg 74 71, David Duval 71 74, Matthew Borchert 70 75, Steve Allan (Aus) 70 75, Tom Pernice Jnr. 70 75
146 Chris Smith 73 73, Tommy Gainey 78 68
147 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 75 72, Gary Woodland 72 75, Jay Williamson 73 74, Scott Gutschewski 75 72, Stephen Leaney (Aus) 75 72, Matthew Jones (Aus) 75 72
148 Eric Axley 73 75, Parker McLachlin 74 74, Brandt Snedeker 74 74, Henrik Stenson (Swe) 73 75, Edward Loar 77 71
149 Doug Barron 72 77, Bill Haas 77 72, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 73 76
150 Darron Stiles 75 75
152 Peter Tomasulo 76 76, Mark Brooks 72 80
153 Leif Olson 82 71, Rob Garland 74 79
155 Colt Knost 76 79, Robin Freeman 73 82
WD: Steve Lowery 72, Jonathan Kaye 75, Bob Tway 70, Jeff Maggert 74

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