Heading into the weekend at East Lakes Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia, Tiger Woods sits atop the leaderboard by 1 stroke over Sean O’Hair and Padraig Harrington. Tiger and Padraig will be paired together on Saturday in the final group for the 9th time this season. For most players, playing with Tiger is one of the toughest things to do. Not for Padraig. Although Padraig has only had 1 round better then Tiger and never finished ahead of him when they have been paired together, he likes the challenge.
“I look forward to it,” Harrington said Friday after playing with Woods. “It’s where you want to be. If you’re playing with Tiger, you’re going to be generally there with a chance to win the tournament.”
Padraig would have to win the tournament and have Tiger finish no better then tied for 2nd in order to win The Tour Championship and the 10 million dollar bonus that comes along
I know that making a Hole-in-One is not as rare as most people think. There are plenty of Golfers out there who have been fortunate enough to put that “1” on their scorecard. I guess that’s one of the great things about this game — whether it is skilled precision or pure luck, that single perfect stoke is possible to achieve for ALL of us.
Now, making it count when it matters most, when there is money on the line, that’s just storybook. I just hope that when my time comes, I can celebrate like this: