Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Someone To Root For
Ireland's Padraig Harrington just gave me a reason to root for him to win the PGA Championship. There's a good espn.com article on the subject. Harrington is a friend of fellow Irishman Darren Clarke, who dropped out of the tournament to attend his wife's funeral. Heather Clarke died of cancer on Sunday. Several of Clarke's friends on the tour, including Harrington, were planning to withdraw from the season's last major to attend the funeral as well, but Clarke urged them to go ahead and compete. Harrington says that any money he wins in the tournament will be donated to the charity of Clarke's choice. That's a noble gesture, especially when you consider the winner of the PGA Championship receives $1.2 million!