Life is a lot easier when you play badly and then all of a sudden you get in contention and win one. No one gets on your back. When you finish runner-up seven times, everyone is asking, 'Why aren't you winning?' It's much more fun when you jump into a win out of the blue. It's a much tougher game when you play consistently well.

Harrington gets preview of new-look Wentworth

Entry Date:
Apr 23, 2010

3-time Major winner plays BMW PGA Championship course

Wilson Golf, the company with more Major victories than any other club manufacturer, has arranged for star Wilson Staff player Padraig Harrington to have an exclusive preview of the new-look West Course at Wentworth this week, more than a month ahead of this year’s BMW PGA Championship event (20-23 May).

In the company of selected Wilson retail customers, the 3-time Major winner will play a full 18 holes with his new Wilson Staff FG Tour irons on Friday (23 April) over the famous Burma Road track that Ernie Els has helped to modernise in recent months - the course where Harrington once doubted he was competitive enough.

"I thought I’d done quite well to shoot four-over for two rounds in 2002, but Anders Hansen ended up winning with 19 under," said Harrington explaining his absence from last year's flagship event. “But once I heard that they were going to re-model the greens, I said that when that happens I’ll be one of the first there.”

Commenting on the choice of venue for a Wilson promotional event, Doug Wright, Business Director of Wilson Golf in Europe, said: "In the past four years we’ve taken Padraig to Carnoustie, Royal Birkdale and Turnberry ahead of The Open Championship and he obviously benefitted from the experience of playing those courses some weeks earlier. Now we hope that being one of the first to play the renovated Wentworth course will also stand him in good stead, especially with his new FG Tour irons."