Friday 15 December 2017

I'm aiming to follow up on this victory says Harrington

Padraig Harrington is aiming for more wins after rediscovering his "mental edge" at the Honda Classic.

The Irishman claimed his first PGA Tour win since the 2008 US PGA Championship as he beat Daniel Berger on the second play-off hole on a wild afternoon at PGA National.

And Harrington (right), who has jumped from 297 to 82 in the world while earning a place at the Masters, is feeling good about his game again.

"I was pretty keen on my own form at different stages but I wasn't delivering," he said. "In 2012 I played well, I putted very badly, I had the yips.

"It was tough after that but last week I kind of found something in the mental game which is what's been going wrong. I stuck with that this week. It worked half the time, sometimes it didn't work but I'm very happy with it."

He added: "When I get in contention I can hit the shots. The problem has been actually when I'm starting the week, middle of the road shots, easy shots, I'm just not hitting them.

"When I've got tough shots I can hit them.

"Hopefully this isn't an isolated win.

"I really do believe in myself. I think I've found that mental edge that I've been lacking the last number of years.

"Hopefully I'll be able to stick with that going forward and be consistently contending because I know if I am contending I can win."


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