Harrington hoping for change of luck in Tucson
Gallows humour? Or a cunning, under the radar ploy by a man who’s as dangerous as anyone in the 64-man field?
In truth, it was probably a little of both from Padraig Harrington when he analysed his draw in a star-studded upper section of the Sam Snead bracket.
Harrington and Ogilvy set for Tucson clash
Padraig Harrington faces a tough first round clash in next week’s WGC Accenture Match Play Championship - even if Francesco Molinari decides to withdraw.
The Italian says he is 60-40 in favour of playing after becoming a father for the first time recently and his participation would see Harrington face Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy, winner of the title in 2006 and 2009 and the beaten finalist in 2007.
Jet-set go for The 3 Irish Open
The 3 Irish Open could have a jet-set field with high flyers Vijay Singh, Geoff Ogilvy and Sergio Garcia on a hit-list of superstar attractions.
The European Tour is planning to ask mega-rich supporters like JP McManus and Dermot Desmond for help so they can fly the stars from The Players in Sawgrass to Ireland for the €3m event at Baltray from May 14-17.
McIlroy unsurprised by his Tucson performance
Clinical Ogilvy ends McIlroy's desert dream
Rory McIlroy's magical run in the WGC-Accenture Match Play came to an end when he lost 2 and 1 to a clinical Geoff Ogilvy at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
But the Holywood teenager, 19, left Tucson with his held held high after forcing the Australian major champion to birdie the 15th, 16th and 17th to shade a thrilling desert showdown.