Ever the tinkerer, our friend Padraig seems to believe he’s found something in his swing. Looking like something out of “Happy Gilmore,” Harrington has added a step-through to his follow through.
Take a look for yourself:
“I physically do a better golf swing when I do a Happy Gilmore,” Harrington told Sky Sports. “I don’t lift in any shape in the back swing and plant much better, and once I do that I can get my arms down underneath my shoulders a lot better.”
Well, there you have it.
Since changing it up at the beginning of July, Harrington made two cuts, including a T4 at the Scottish Open before missing out at the Open Championship.
Splitting time between the European and PGA TOUR, Harrington’s wayward position in the FedEx Cup can be a bit deceiving.
He’s also only played 11 events in 2017. He appears to be peaking at the right time and can round into shape ahead of next week’s PGA Championship with a good showing here.
Who better fits the mold of a cerebral winner at the Barracuda Championship than Harrington.
He tied for 47th here in his only other start in the modified Stableford era in 2014.