Shane Lowry is in line for a second consecutive top 10 finish after a strong third round in the national Pro-Am at Pebble Beach but Padraig harrington missed the cut. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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 Shane Lowry of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the first hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

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Phil Mickelson found the going tough at Torrey Pines and missed the  Farmers Insurance Open cut in his home town ofSan Diego, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

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Phil Mickelson looks to be out of contention with a tightly packed leaderboard in the Humana Challenge. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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 Rory McIlroy  and English amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick  walk together during a practice round prior to the start of the  Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

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 Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy share a laugh as they wait to hit their tee shots on the 17th hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow  in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney  walk off the 16th green during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship  at  Quail Hollow  in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Poor growing conditions have been blamed for the state of some of the putting surfaces. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

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Rory McIlroy  walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the Masters. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
No par three joy for Harrington
  • Golf
  • April 11, 2013, 10:14

Pádraig Harrington missed out on a fourth victory in the traditional par-three contest on the eve of the Masters, but was unlikely to be too d(...)