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Harrington takes 36-hole lead at Honda Classic


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Padraig Harrington felt like a three-time major champion long enough to take the lead after 36 holes of the Honda Classic.

Harrington hit the ball where he was looking and stretched his lead to three shots until ending with a pair of bogeys in the rain-delayed second round Saturday morning. He shot 66 and was one shot ahead of Patrick Reed going into the third round.

The Irishman bounced back from a bogey at the par-5 third hole with three straight birdies, including a 6-iron into 12 feet on the tough sixth hole. But he hit into the rough on the final two holes and finished with bogeys.

He was at 7-under 133.

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Reed finished his round Friday at 67.

Ian Poulter (64) and Brendan Steele (69) were two behind.