PADRAIG HARRINGTON WINS!
Pádraig Harrington admitted that he rode his luck but there was far more to it than that as he posted an immaculate 68 to share seventh place after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at a benign Bay Hill.
The Dubliner looks confident again following his comeback win in the Honda Classic three weeks ago. And while he missed one four footer, three putting the par five 16th (his seventh) for par, he kept a bogey off his card, unlike world No 1 Rory McIlroy, (70).
Harrington admitted that he had fortune on his side but he crucially took advantage of it with th best example coming at the par-five sixth, his 15th, after his approach ricocheted off greenside rocks on the edge of a lake and back into the fairway.
"I don't think it was as seamless as the card says it was," admitted the Dubliner, who got up and down for a birdie at the par-five sixth, his 15th, where his approach ricocheted off greenside rocks on the edge of a lake and back into the fairway.