March 17 2012
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- When Padraig Harrington followed his course-record 61 with a 73 on Friday, it was hardly the first time a player had gone low in one round only to shoot something average or even struggle the next.
Harrington’s 61 was the fifth 61 on the PGA TOUR this season alone. But as we’ve seen each time, it’s hard to back up a round like that.
Here’s a look at how the other four players performed in the round following their 61:
|Ryan Moore||Humana Challenge||61 (Round 2), 75 (Round 3)|
|Robert Garrigus||Humana Challenge||61 (Round 3), 68 (Round 4)|
|Charlie Wi||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||61 (Round 1), 69 (Round 2)|
|Brian Harman||The Honda Classic||61 (Round 2), 69 (Round 3)|
The bigger problem for Harrington might be that he hasn’t been very good on the weekend this season. He ranks 154th in third-round scoring average at 72.67 and 156th in final-round scoring average at 73.