It is quite possible that a victory will be pushing-up Harrington to the top of the ranks of the FedExCup as well as that surely will be getting the attention of the captain Jose Maria Olazabal, the Ryder Cup.
Harrington is relying on the pick of the captain in order to make his seventh straight European team, and also it looks to be quite unlikely. The three-time major champion of the game has gone for four years without winning any game against a strong field, he and Olazabal also are not good friends after a dispute at the Seve Trophy that was played nine years ago.
The Irishman had to face quite a lot of questions about the Ryder Cup, about his chances of making to the team and also what he has to do to impress Olazabal, since at one stage he had adopt the American way.
Harrington replied that the only answer that he can give at this point of time is that he is pleading the Fifth Amendment on that one. He then added that he actually did not know what to to say. He did not wanted to go on his own and then beg for a pick or give any kind of an excuse for anything. He will just be leasing things the way they are and will be playing his game calmly.
He played a better game on the back nine with four straight birdies to cap off his 64, that gave him a one-shot lead over Nick Watney as well as Brian Harman among the early players who were starters. The hotter the weather became, the crustier the green grass was, and it was not at all likely that anyone will be able to catch him and no one actually did.
Sergio Garcia was also a part of the group at 66, while she defending champions Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler as well, where both of them were trying to make their own impression as the potential picks by. Captain of U.S. Davis Love III, who were in the group at 67.
In all there were were 73 players from the 123-man field who were either at par or were better, but not the kind of scoring associated with The Barclays@( http://4moles.com/