Harrington hopes 3rd time's a charm

April10_presstent_harringto Ireland's Padraig Harrington has figured something out: He plays his best golf at the end of a three-week stretch. Harrington's agent tells me the Irish golfer planned his schedule so that last summer's British Open at Carnoustie came at the end of a three-week stretch of competition, and of course Harrington won, nabbing his first major.
He's done it again this week. In order to make the Masters his third start in a row, he skipped the WGC-CA Championship at Doral, making him one of the only top 50 players MIA in Miami that week, March 20-23. Harrington played in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (T4) two weeks ago, and teed it up at last week's Shell Houston Open (T26, but with a closing 68). Will his rule of thirds work? You can follow his round here. (Photo: Robert Beck/SI)

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