On the PGA Tour, it’s often a sign of how much a player is liked off the course by the reaction of his fellow competitors on Twitter after a victory. For Padraig Harrington, the sentiment is clear: They like him, they really like him.
Harrington hadn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2008, fell to 385th in the World Rankings and didn’t record a top-10 on Tour in his last 30 starts. But Harrington never stopped searching for the answer and refused to accept that his time in the Sunday hunt was over. After winning the Asian Tour’s Indonesian Open in December, Harrington said he would take the next 49 days he had off to make 2,000 swings a day, trying to get to 100,000 total. The practice paid off at the 2015 Honda Classic.