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Pádraig Harrington to miss U.S. Open for first time this century

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24/7

A former staple of the top ten in the world golf rankings will miss the U.S. Open for the first time since the 1990's.

Two-time British Open (2007-08), and 2008 PGA Champion Pádraig Harrington failed to qualify for this year's national championship at Pinehurst No. 2.

Harrington had been exempt for five years, starting with the 2009 event, thanks to his major championship wins in 2008 at Royal Birkdale and Oakland Hills.

The former number three ranked player in the world, was unable to qualify, posting a 75 in the final qualifying event.

Harrington has played in 16 U.S. Opens finishing in the top-ten on five occasions, including a career best fourth place finish in 2012 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

The two major wins in 2008 are Harrington's last two wins on the PGA Tour. 

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US Open Golf
PGA Championships
The Open
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