Harrington not satisfied with form, wants main Tour win

Ronan MacNamara

Padraig Harrington (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pádraig Harrington admits he has shown glimpses of what he can do when he is firing on all cylinders but has not had all facets of his golf game working at the same time so far this season.

Harrington has played five events on both the DP World and PGA Tours with one missed cut coming at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic a week after he finished fourth at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Since then, the three-time major winner has made his last three cuts with two coming at the Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational where he has shown flashes of what he can produce but overall it has been a frustrating start to 2023 because he knows if he can put four rounds together, he can win on the main tours again.


“Well, not really, no [not satisfied]. I played five events, I was fourth in the first one, which was a good start and I felt I was in contention. The last two PGA TOUR ones, made two cuts but like in the first one in Honda Classic, my — I think I was negative four shots strokes gained approach. All my irons, just the lies were off. I changed them all the following week and I improved by nine shots, but I didn’t putt very well.

“That kind of summed up my year so far. I’ve done everything well at some stage and very well at stages, but just not all together. So yeah, I could have a big week, there’s no doubt about it. Like I don’t — there’s not anything that’s not — there’s nothing in my game that I’m worried about. I’m not sitting there saying, oh, my iron play isn’t good or my driving isn’t good, anything. They’re all actually very good and when they come together it should be — and they don’t all have to come together, but when they get a little bit closer together, it should be a winning week.”

Harrington will play again on the PGA Tour Champions at the Galleri Classic before teeing it up on the PGA Tour for the Valero Texas Open.

The Dubliner will then take a three-week break.

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