A top pro by a real dis­tance

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT -

TWENTY-SEVEN hours and 13,000 kilo­me­tres.

That’s how long - and far - it took Padraig Har­ring­ton to travel from South Africa to tee it up at this week’s RSM Clas­sic at Sea Is­land.

Padraig is play­ing on a mi­nor med­i­cal ex­ten­sion in a bid to re­gain full sta­tus on the PGA Tour and I’ve noth­ing but re­spect for his stamina and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

Now in the au­tumn of his golf­ing life, he is still will­ing to put in the graft and hard yards to fur­ther and ex­tend his ca­reer.

He may be 46 years old and a three-time Ma­jor cham­pion but still re­tains a strong de­sire to hone his craft and con­tend.

He has never dared rest on his lau­rels.

Does he still have the goods to win at the top level? Time will tell but you can only ad­mire his drive to com­pete.

It re­mains the yard­stick for any as­pir­ing pro­fes­sional.

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