Padraig Harrington: The Grinder

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CHIPPING AWAY: Harrington's dedication has paid off

Padraig Harrington's practice range in the backyard of his Dublin home comes equipped with floodlights. When his wife hauls him in after midnight, as she often does, the Irish golfer retires to a specially designed indoor range in his basement. At most tournaments, Harrington is the last golfer to leave the practice ground; at one event this year he hid a stash of balls behind a hospitality tent so he could sneak back out to practice after the staff went home. As is common to addicts, those close to Harrington try to wean him off his habit. His caddy,...

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