Monday, August 11, 2008

Harrington With a Tiger-esque Statistic

Usually, at the end of majors season, fans are treated to a statistic showing the aggregate score for all four majors for the players that make all four cuts. Harrington posted +7 for the year. That was almost 15 shots better than second place Phil Mickelson. Normally, that position is reserved for Tiger Woods.

Tiger competed in just two majors and finished in aggregate at -6. Harrington was +7 for those two majors. Still, he came on at the best times and in the toughest of conditions. Arguably, Birkdale and Oakland Hills were the two toughest major venues this year. For Harrington to have won on the two toughest layouts - even without Woods in the field - he deserves a ton of credit.

The real question in whether or not Woods STILL is the player of the year? I would argue yes given his submitted resume for the year, but Harrington sure is making a strong case.

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