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Harrington on chance to win: Who knows?

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IRVING, Texas – When broached with the notion that it’s been awhile since he’s been in position to win a tournament entering the final round, Padraig Harrington quickly agreed: “Sure has.”

The three-time major champion is right in the mix at the Byron Nelson Championship, though, with rounds of 68-68-66 leaving him two strokes behind co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen and Brendon Todd.

Not that he sounded overly optimistic about his chances on Sunday.


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“If I was being honest, I would say to you, generally you build yourself up for these things,” he said. “You go a few weeks of nice form – say, like Martin Kaymer; he played well before he got to Sawgrass and generally that's how it happens. If I'm in position tomorrow, who knows?

“I'll try and take my chances if they come ‘round. If not, it's where I want to be anyway and I've seen some good form in my game, some nice signs. So if it doesn't happen for me tomorrow, it's positive going forward.”