Beware of the injured golfer

Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. ( Getty Images )

Friday, August 7, 2009

AKRON, Ohio – Beware of the injured golfer, case No. 1,808,001: Padraig Harrington had to leave the Firestone range Monday because of a stiff neck. He was unable to turn his head as he headed to the clubhouse for treatment.

Next thing anyone knew, he was shooting 64-69 and leading the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

The miracle of ice, anti-inflammatory medication, treatment and, of course, talent.