Padraig Harrington is a fiery and passionate player and players in New York and all over the world gravitate to him because of that. The issue involving the relationship between Harrington and Olazabal is a popular topic of discussion in New York. It has a bit of a soap opera quality to it especially considering the fact that the incident happened back in 2003. Harrington told Lewis that he does not have a problem with Olazabal and they have teamed together to win Ryder Cups in the past while adding that he hopes to be a part of the team at Medinah this year. Olazabal added today in Scotland that he would be failing as a Captain if a personal issue had any influence on who he selected for his team. While it is good that both players have said they are over that incident, he as well as all golfers know that rules disputes can stay with players for a very long time.
Lewis thinks that Harrington is using the Ryder Cup as a motivator this week. If Harrington did not want to talk about this issue, he would not have talked about it. Harrington knows that he needs to win this week if he is going to have any chance to make the European team and it will be interesting to see how Harrington plays today in the afternoon with the louder crowds and the more difficult course conditions.
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