One day, Padraig Harrington will fully appreciate the Masters Tournament. That probably won't be for a long time, though. He's too busy with the challenge of improving his golf swing, and learning the best way to play Augusta National Golf Club each year.
An idle mind is Padraig Harrington's workshop. Give the three-time major winner a week off from work, and the incurable tinkerer inside him starts fidgeting. Give him an off-season, and the Irishman will run amok.
The Paddy Slam? It was more like a Paddy Melt at the start of Padraig Harrington's third round Saturday at the Masters Tournament.
Padraig Harrington needed to make a charge Saturday in the Masters for a shot at a third straight major.
Padraig Harrington's second round was finally shaping up when he addressed a short birdie putt attempt on Augusta National's 15th green.
Padraig Harrington is relieved the Masters Tournament is finally under way.
Padraig Harrington gets it.
There was talk about applying an asterisk to any major victory with Tiger Woods on the disabled list, but Padraig Harrington applied a different typographical symbol to last year's British Open and PGA Championship: an exclamation point.
Padraig Harrington has been fielding questions about winning a third consecutive major for eight months. While the attention will hardly go away at the Masters Tournament, it will get quieter with enough other story lines to keep people distracted.
It was three weeks after the British Open when Padraig Harrington resurfaced from a celebratory sabbatical to play the World Golf Championships at Firestone.
From his first shot Friday morning, Padraig Harrington embraced the slight margin between good and bad at Augusta National Golf Club.
Padraig Harrington doesn't own any green jackets despite winning twice at Augusta National Golf Club.
Padraig Harrington spoke with reporters Tuesday at Augusta National Golf Club. The following transcript of his remarks was provided by Augusta National.