Ian Woosnam is backing Padraig Harrington to grind out a US Open win this week.

He told the Shropshire Star:

Padraig Harrington isn’t in too much form at the moment, but always at a US Open you have to really grind it out and he is the sort of person who can do that,” said Woosam, speaking at his home club Oswestry where he officially opened the new £1.1m clubhouse yesterday.

“They will have long rough and tough greens. Tiger (Woods) is the man to beat, without a doubt, because as soon as his name gets on that leaderboard I think they all start panicking.

“But if Padraig gets in there he has got a chance.”