Harrington gets swinging
Published 17/02/2009 | 00:00
Padraig Harrington is tweaking his game to be more like Tiger Woods, the man he aims to beat to Major glory this season.
Harrington is working on a subtle swing change which could place him on a par with Tiger at golf's Grand Slams.
Woods is famous for the exceptional control he wields over the flight and spin of his golf ball, an art he perfected at the dawn of the new century to great effect as he took the 2000 US and British Opens by storm before completing the 'Tiger Slam' at the US PGA and Masters.
According to a Harrington insider, Ireland's triple Major champion and coach Bob Torrance believe they are close to achieving this Holy Grail of ball-striking.
"Padraig is working on that ball flight for the Majors," explains Tadhg Harrington, caddie to his younger brother during his amateur career and currently climbing the coaching ladder at Titleist's elite Performance Institute in California.
"At the Majors, the flags are put in the most unbelievable places.
“They're all on little shelves and you need your golf ball to land and stay there.