DORAL, Fla. – If you’re keeping a list at home, here’s another entry – perhaps No. 736 – as to why Padraig Harrington is unlike precious few others on the PGA Tour scene.
Gracious and thoughtful to the max, Harrington had just shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the CA Championship when it started to rain. No worries, he handled all the obligatory media requests, then he started up the line of autograph-seekers.
Then it started coming down in sheets, at about the same time the wind started whipping and the temperature dropped.
Harrington had every reason to wave goodbye to the autographs and run for shelter. But what did he do? He stood and signed several more and even posed for a photo.