Excellent weekend gives Padraig Harrington solid finish at PGA Championship

A 65 and 68 in the final two rounds left him high up the leaderboard

Padraig Harrington

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With the Olympics round the corner, Padraig Harrington showed good form at the US PGA Championship.

In his final two rounds, he notched a 65 and 68 to finish on a strong 6-under at Baltusrol.

It's ultimately not enough for victory but it was a strong showing with Harrington among Ireland's three players for the men's and women's Olympic golf tournaments in Rio de Janeiro in August.

His bogey-free 65 was among the best rounds of the tournament and was joint-best for the third round action with USA's Kevin Kisner.

His 6-under for the PGA Championship makes him best of the Irish for the event, with Rory McIlroy the nearest finisher nine shots back - as well as missing the cut along with Shane Lowry, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell.