FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK | It’s undeniable, if a little harsh, that these days Pádraig Harrington is asked to comment about other players as much if not more than he is about his own game. Yet there is reason to see this as a compliment to an intelligent man because he had a purple patch a dozen or so years ago during which he won three major championships starting in July 2007 and finishing in August 2008.
Harrington, 48 in three months, has been there, seen it and done it, so who better to talk to about the golden period that Brooks Koepka is going through at the moment during which he has triumphed in three of his past seven major championship starts. Who better to talk to about Jordan Spieth, who won three major championships between April 2015 and July 2017 and none since. Oh, yes, and if time permits, we’ll ask Harrington about his own game. That’s the running order these days.
Only moments after signing for a 77 that took him to 12-over par and out of the PGA Championship, which he had won 11 years earlier, the Irishman stoo...
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