Ryder Cup - Harrington to add event after missing cut
Reuters - Sat, 04 Sep 22:51:00 2010
Padraig Harrington plans to add a European Tour event to his schedule before next month's Ryder Cup after missing the cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
The Irishman's FedExCup campaign almost certainly ended when he missed the cut by one stroke after carding a second-round 68 for 142, level par.
Barring an unlikely set of circumstances Harrington will not advance to the third event of the playoff series, next week's BMW Championship outside Chicago.
"I'll definitely play before now and the Ryder Cup," he said. "What are the three (European tournaments)? I don't even know, I'll have to have a look.
"As much as I'd like a break, and a break wouldn't do me any harm, I still want to be competitive going into the Ryder Cup.
"You can't get the sort of competition you want unless you're on a golf course in tournament play."
The three European Tour events before the Ryder Cup are the Dutch Open, Austrian Open and Vivendi Cup in Paris.
Triple major champion Harrington is, along with Italian Edoardo Molinari and Briton Luke Donald, a wildcard pick for the European team that will meet the US holders at Celtic Manor in Wales from October 1-3.
The 39-year-old has not won a tournament since 2008 but said his form was better than recent scores indicated.
"The game's fine and solid," said Harrington. "I'm just not letting it happen."