Harrington, an Irishman, mentioned early in the week how much Americans with Irish heritage root for him.
The support at TPC Boston makes him feel at home.
“There’s a saying, ‘There’s 5 million people in Ireland and 40 million in the States,’ and I think those 40 million people live in Boston,” Harrington said after shooting a 4-under-par 67 that moved him one shot off the lead. “There’s great support here, great encouragement.
“Everywhere I walk, and onto every green, onto the tees, between greens and tees, great support. It does give you a buzz. There’s no doubt that when it all gets behind you, it’s very positive.”