Thursday, June 10, 2010

Harrington shoots a 65 despite knee injury

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – One day after being allowed to skip Wednesday’s pro-am for medical reasons, Padraig Harrington fired a five-under 65 in the opening round of the St. Jude Classic.
“I suppose it’s always, there,” Harrington said. “Beware of the injured golfer.”
Harrington injured the knee in a friendly soccer match on Christmas and played through the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. He underwent surgery on his right knee 16 days ago to remove two floating pieces of cartilage. Harrington said he felt some pain in the knee during the front nine and it stiffened up on the back nine.
“I’m probably going to have a few pains tonight,” he said.
Asked if the knee was going to hold up enough for him to play in next week’s U.S. Open, Harrington sounded confident: “Yeah, it’s only getting better.”

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