Padraig Harrington may have discovered the knack of winning major titles but the PGA Grand Slam is proving a different story.
For the second year running Harrington lost a play-off in Bermuda last night.
Twelve months after Angel Cabrera eagled the par-five 18th and then won at the third extra hole, Jim Furyk drew level with a closing birdie then sank a six-foot eagle putt when they went into sudden death.
The defeat again earned Harrington £180,000 (€231,555) rather than £350,000 (€450,247) and, having led by two with seven to play and by one on the final tee, he said: “Obviously I had a chance to win.
“It’s disappointing, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Furyk owed his place in the four-man line-up to the Irishman. The event is designed for the season’s four major winners, but Tiger Woods’ injury let in Retief Goosen and Harrington’s Open-US PGA double meant another reserve was needed.
“I kind of treated the week like I had nothing to lose,” said the American.
“I don’t go on golf vacations, but it was a little like a golf vacation.
“I just stayed in a good frame of mind and didn’t let things bother me too much. Rarely do I kind of go in just thinking about having fun – I’m usually all business and maybe it’s something to learn.”
The pair both had back-to-back 68s to finish the 36-hole tournament on four under. Goosen finished third and Masters champion Trevor Immelman fourth.