Monday, April 26, 2010

Another Reason To Admire Harrington

There are many reasons to like Padraig Harrington beyond his three major championship victories but he gave us annother one today.

Harrington, one of the premier players in the world, is teeing it up in the Monday pro-am at the Quail Hollow Championship, a day the stars typically take off.

The Wednesday pro-am is the bigger one and the one the big names are always in but Harrington took the added step of playing on Monday. That gets to the kind of guy Harrington is.

The past two years at the annual Golf Writers Association of America awards dinner at Augusta, Harrington has been honored for both his play and his personality. He has taken the time to come and speak, not just saying thank you but offering some thoughts in the process.

He works relentlessly on his game but Harrington thinks outside the golf bubble, too. Harrington may not have the star power of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods but he has a special place in the game for many reasons.