Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Handy Information!

Hot on the heels of Luke Donald pulling out of the British Open with wrist problems, it transpires that defending champion, Ireland's Padraig Harrington, is similarly afflicted. Harrington picked up the injury after the successful defence of the Irish PGA Championship last week. Somewhat ironically, he was about the only leading player to get competitive action on a links course in advance of the British Open. The latest news is that, thankfully, he will be defending his title after all, albeit probably with strapping applied. After practicing for 9 holes yesterday (but not hitting from the rough), he declared himself fit to compete. He has to be suspect though, especially if he ventures a lot into the long grass. Tiger won the last major on one leg. It will be interesting to see how Harrington does in this one with one hand!

Irish members - don't forget that today is the closing date for the €200,000 Sunday Tribune competition. You can enter by email so get cracking if you haven't already entered your prognostication!!!

1 comment:

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

The latest is bad from the Harrington camp. He is currently only 75% likely to tee off tomorrow and only 50% likely to finish all four rounds. Worrying times for Harrington and all Irish golf fans in particular.

Harrington felt pain after only 2 shots on his first attempt at practice and on his first shot on his second. He then restricted himself to chipping and putting while he walked the back nine. Not ideal preparation by any means for the man that loves to prepare properly.

Indeed if it wasn't the defence of his Open victory, Harrington said he would have pulled out of the tournament.