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Harrington's misses Ryder Cup wildcard

Harrington's misses Ryder Cup wildcard

European team captain Jose Maria Olazabal said triple major-winner Padraig Harrington missed a wildcard to the European Ryder Cup team after failing even to "perform to his own standards" this year.
Harrington's non-selection ends a run of six straight Ryder Cup appearances, with Olazabal choosing England's Ian Poulter and Belgium-born rookie, Nicolas Colsaerts as his two wildcard picks.
It will be the first time since Harrington made his Ryder Cup debut in 1999 at Brookline that he won't be a member of the European team, despite the Irishman this year finishing eighth in the Masters, fourth in the U.S. Open and seventh in the Irish Open.
Olazabal said Monday his phone call informing Harrington of his decision was "the hardest I had to make because he is a great champion."