Plenty of Irish support for Harrington


NORTON, Mass. – Padraig Harrington feels the love at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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.”