Harrington & Garcia British Open Playoff July 24, 2007, 6:27 pm

by Robert Grills
It's history now, but the way I see it and saw it.
Harrington was most fortunate to be in a playoff with Garcia.
After putting two balls in the burn on the l8th, it reminded me of the Van de
Velde's demise in l999. He already had 2 strokes ahead of Garcia with -9 and Garcia at -7 All he had to do was play in smart but no he brought out the driver. All the play play broacasters questioned it as did I. For me Garcia was the better player throughout the entire 4 days. He played the l8th smart. but like most of the putts he had on Sunday, several of them he was robbed on and the last one too, that broke his heart. Harrington was too arrogant to even concede to recognize that. Saying "Sergio is young and he'll be back" come on Padraig that's a total slap in the face. You were outplayed you even bogeyed the last hole of the playoff Garcia parred it. You were lucky and it wasn't pretty.
Congrats anyway tee hee

RE: Harrington & Garcia British Open Playoff July 30, 2007, 7:24 am

by DK
Robert Grills:
Harrington was only one shot clear as he stood on the 18th tee (not 2 as you state), hence on a par 5 they called a par 4 he could not afford to play it safe. Garcia was on -8 with two to play, hence his bogey at the last saw them tie at -7.
Get your facts right before trying to knock a great champion who played 17 great holes in the final round of a major and one bad one. The first major is the hardest to win. Goosen three putted from three feet at the last hole of his first US Open to end up in a play-off. Is he a choker? No. Woods has never come from behind on the final day of a major to win. Does that make him a player that can only win when ahead? Definitely not.


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