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Harrington heads to Wales on high


Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington had a spring in his step again as he moved on from France to Wales for the Ryder Cup.

A closing best-of-the-day 64 for eighth place in the Vivendi Trophy at Golf de Joyenval - his final warm-up event - can only help Harrington as he tries to justify his wild card pick. Not that the three-time major champion thinks it will change many people's minds about whether it was right that he and not Paul Casey or Justin Rose was selected.

"At the end of the day it's impossible to prove any point like that," he said after carding seven birdies and an eagle in his final round in Paris. "Everybody's going to have their opinion and most people will be pretty committed to their opinion."

He continued: "It's not something I can control, so best to stay away from it.

"But I'm obviously happy. The week before a big event is all about seeing where your game is at. I struggled putting earlier in the week (he made the cut with nothing to spare) and it was sharp (on Sunday), so I don't have as much to work on.

"I am excited to get there and ready to go."

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