Triple Major winning Padraig Harrington will visit an orthopaedic specialist in Los Angeles later today as he continues to struggle with a troublesome shoulder.
Harrington has been carrying a pinched nerve in his shoulder since last October when he picked up the injury during the Rio Olympic Games.
The Stackstown man has undergone enormous treatment on his left shoulder and since commencing his new season a fortnight ago, Harrington’s been competing taking pain-killers and anti-inflamatories.
But then he’s missed the cut in all three PGA Tour events – the Farmers Insurance Open, and with scores of 74 & 74), the Phoenix Open (72 & 71) and then also last Saturday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (74, 72 & 72).
Harrington’s able to tee-up but admits: ”I just haven’t got the power”.
And while Harrington’s sought to bravely shoulder the concern he’s been enduring tingling in his left hand.
”I’ve arranged to see a specialist in LA on Monday as it’s beginning to worry me a bit more”
”There’s been no pain in the shoulder but then there’s tingling feeling I am getting.” He said on Saturday at Pebble Beach.
”The the good thing these past few days is having an amateur partner ( Dermot Desmond). He has been good a good distraction as I am helping him out by picking lines and reading putts.”
If he’s given the okay, Harrington will go ahead and tee-up in Thursday’s starting Genesis Open on the Riviera course in sububan L.A.