Pádraig Harrington is the kind of guy you write off at your peril and as he embarks on another PGA Tour season in Las Vegas this week, it's clear he's not giving up hope of getting back to his major winning ways.
Speaking to Ed Graney, a columnist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal after an opening 71 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the 43-year old Dubliner insisted he wanted to win another major or two.
“Why just one?” he asked. “I’m putting better. That’s the main thing. Stay positive. Let it happen. I’m sure it’s there. It’s easier for those on their way up. They’re always going forward. I have already peaked at this level. I’m trying to get back there. That’s always harder. I believe it can happen. I might be the first guy to do it, but I believe it can happen.”
Being less intense and fearful on the golf course is a big goal.
“Clearly, I’m trying to get away from that, to be honest,” Harrington said. “We’re working our way through things. I’m trying to be more carefree about my shots on the course, not worrying as much about the bad ones....
“The only pressure I feel now is to get back to where I was. Winning is the quickest way.”