Padraig Harrington just isn’t like the rest of us. We see that on the course, with his swing that over time has morphed into a hybrid of Happy Gilmore and Ho Sung Choi. I wanted to peer briefly into the mind of Padraig, so I spent 19 minutes on the range at the RSM Classic during Padraig’s driver practice session, charting his every move.
9:56 a.m. Pulls driver, hits two drives.
9:59 a.m. Checks Trackman numbers, discusses with caddie.
10:01 a.m. Hits third drive.
10:02 a.m. Assistant hand-delivers package containing K-vest training aid.
10:04 a.m. Hits drives four through seven, full routine.
10:05 a.m. Begins practicing backswing takeaway drill.
10:06 a.m. Cracks joke about his swing to caddie. Hits drives eight through 12.
10:08 a.m. Hits two drives, stepping into the shots Happy Gilmore-style.
10:09 a.m. Checks Trackman numbers, hits four drives.
10:12 a.m. Hits two more drives.
10:13 a.m. Stops Happy Gilmore swings, resumes practicing takeaway drill.
10:14 a.m. Hits three drives, packs away Trackman, checks phone for text messages.
10:15 a.m. Two wedge shots to cool down. Leaves range.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Where: The RSM Classic