Padraig Harrington is hoping to end his Players Championship hoodoo by sacrificing the BWM PGA at Wentworth for two dates with Tiger Woods.

The Dubliner will join Woods in this week's Quail Hollow Championship and next week's Players at Sawgrass before heading home for the Irish Open.

And that means he will miss the European Tour's flagship BMW Championship for the second year in a row.

Down one spot to world No 7 behind Paul Casey, Harrington has decided that he needs a warm up for Sawgrass after playing poorly there for the past two years.

Harrington said: “Considering it is a golf course that actually suits me, I have had two miserable efforts at Sawgrass for the last two years. I am putting it down to the fact that I keep turning up cold.

“Normally I'd be turning up there after a three week break. By putting in Quail Hollow the week before, I will play better at the TPC and the third week is the Irish Open.

"As much as I had intended to play the PGA at Wentworth my team are certainly thinking that it would be the craziest decision in terms of my schedule.

"The great thing is that I have a team behind me and I can listen to them and blame them for it.

“The people I listen to are more independent and much less likely to worry about political correctness. Their concern is what is going to make me play my best golf.”