Harrington commits to play Reno-Tahoe Open

RENO, Nev. — Officials for the PGA’s Reno-Tahoe Open say they’ve landed a commitment from Padraig Harrington.

The Irishman who is a former PGA Tournament champ and two-time winner of the British Open will be making his first appearance at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Tourney director Jana Smoley says Harrington is a big international addition to the field that begins play Aug. 2.

A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, Harrington has won more than $1 million this season and ranks 62nd in FedEx Cup points. He’s not eligible for the World Golf Championship event the same weekend in Ohio because he isn’t ranked in the Top 50.

Other major winners committed to Reno so far are Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel, Todd Hamilton, John Daly, David Duval, Lee Janzen and Mike Weir.

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