Harrington predicts a tricky week on the greens at Boeing Classic


Padraig Harrington (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Pádraig Harrington hopes his flat-stick will behave itself as he looks to continue his fine form on the over-50’s circuit at this week’s Boeing Classic.

The Dubliner is on an incredible run, enjoying five podium finishes from six starts, including a maiden senior major title at the U.S. Open before so nearly adding another at The Senior Open where he was pipped by Darren Clarke.

Harrington enjoyed a share of third place last week at the Shaw Charity Classic and he admits he likes what he sees ahead of this week’s assignment at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge where he believes the greens hold the key to unlocking Sunday’s champion.


“It’s a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course so it’s a nice course for me off the tee – plenty of forced carries, plenty of bunkers, but a very, very difficult week on the greens this week,” Harrington said on Twitter.

“They’re Poa annua greens. Plenty of slope, lots of undulations. Looks like they’re going to firm up again too so this will be all about hitting a lot of greens in regulation and making a lot of two putts and not putting yourself under too much stress.

“You wouldn’t want to live by having to hole too many four footers this week, it’s going to be very tough on the greens.

“It’s quite an exciting course, four par-5s and one short par-4 so there will be some birdie opportunities but there is some difficulty around those greens.”

Given his form, Harrington has been installed as third favourite behind Steve Stricker and Steven Alker to lift the title with Darren Clarke also teeing up in this week’s field following his completion of The Open and Senior Open double.

 Friday’s Irish tee times (Irish time)

  • 20 – Pádraig Harrington
  • 58 – Darren Clarke
  • Full scoring HERE

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