While the performance of Padraig Harrington in the Barclays has landed him some considerable coverage the last couple of days, it would be ill conceived to favor him to win the tournament. Despite Padraig Harrington's impressive performance at the Barclays, the favorite to win the Barclays is Tiger Woods.
Padraig Harrington at The Barclays
Harrington is not a player that can consistently play at an exceptional level. To be able to sufficiently compete throughout a four-round tournament, Padraig Harrington will have to be on his game for the entire time, and taking the other PGA players, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, off their game. Padraign Harrington had a great first day at the Barclays, but Padraig Harrington has not shown the consistent level of play that beating Tiger Woods demands.
Tiger Woods at The Barclays
While he did not start the Barclays as well as Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods is a fan favorite and analyst favorite to win the tournament. He is able to make exceptional plays that can put him right back in contention over one round. Tiger Woods also has a history of improving as a PGA event unfolds. Even when he looks beat, Tiger Woods can come back and take the tournament. He has done this before and has his sights set on Padraig Harrington. Tiger Woods is always threat.
Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington
Play at the Barclays on Saturday, August 25, 2012 and Sunday, August 26, 2012 will separate Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods. The Barclays is a four-day tournament. Padraig Harrington might win one day, but he does not have the skill to beat Tiger Woods across four days. That is why Tiger Woods, not Padraig Harrington will win the Barclays.
Rob Toccs enjoys playing golf. He has reviewed golf courses and writes on the latest PGA news.
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