Harrington wins again, eyes 100K off-season swings


Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour's Indonesia Open by two strokes Sunday for his first victory in four years.

The three-time major champion started the final round with a four-shot lead, but on 18 found himself tied with Thailand's Thanyakon Khrongpha. But Khrongpha doubled the final hole after hitting his second shot into the water, and Harrington made par despite taking a penalty drop of his own.

Harrington, 43, will now have about 49 days off to savor his 29th professional win. So what will he do with his time off? Go to Disney? Binge watch "Game of Thrones"?

Nope. Harrington said in a TV interview after his win that his off-season goal is to make 100,000 practice swings, or about 2,000 a day.

"I look forward to seeing if I can do it," he said to reporters.

Harrington, like Tiger Woods, has been criticized for constantly tinkering with his swing even after winning the 2007 and 2008 British Opens and the '08 PGA.

Earlier this year, Harrington defended his decisions, telling SI, "That's not how I got there. That's probably the key."

The win moved Harrington from 385th in the world to 260th. In 16 starts on the PGA Tour last season, he missed nine cuts and only had one top-25 finish. He has not won on the PGA or European tours since beating Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis by two strokes at the 2008 PGA.