Padraig Harrington believes that Kenny Perry learn from his Masters disaster and win a major.

The Dubliner watched the American bogey the last two holes and eventually lose out to Angel Cabrera at Augusta National.

But he still believes the American veteran can eventually break his major duck after losing out at the death in a Grand Slam for the second time in 12 years.

Relegated from fifth to sixth in the latest world rankings by Perry, Harrington said: "Talent-wise, he has more than enough to close the deal, as he put it.

"There are three ways you can be a winner.  You can be like Sandy Lyle, for instance, who just played golf and didn't delve too deeply into what was going on.  Kenny Perry is very much in that mould.

"You could have a situation where a player will win out of the blue.  And you can have another guy for whom it becomes a habit.  Then you can get the guy who has to learn how to win, largely through losing.

"If Kenny Perry want to win a major, he's going the right way about it. Because he's going to sit back and figure out why he lost and when it becomes sufficiently painful, he might make mistakes again. But eventually he could win."

Perry sat out last week's Verizon Heritage but will return to action in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

And that's a good move according to Harrington's mental coach Dr Bob Rotella, who explained: "The single most important thing is that he wants to get in that situation again.

"You learn what you can from the situation and let go of all the things that hurt."