Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harrington Fears Tiger Will Be Even More Fierce; Front Runner: Harrington

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Harrington Fears Tiger Will Be Even More Fierce; Front Runner: Harrington

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AFTER hogging the limelight by winning the final two majors of last year, Padraig Harrington is eager to assume a lower profile when Tiger Woods finally returns to competition.

Woods has been sidelined by injury since his astonishing play-off victory at the US Open in June but is expected to play at least one comeback event before the US Masters in April.

The American world No1, who defied a knee ligament injury and a stress fracture to clinch his 14th major title at Torrey Pines, began hitting full shots midway through December after recovering from surgery.

"I am looking forward to Tiger coming back and taking some of the spotlight off me," said Harrington ahead of today's opening round at the Buick Invitational in San Diego.

"It's much easier to win any tournament under the radar.

It's a lot harder when somebody asks you on a Monday of a tournament or two months before the event: 'Are you going to win?' "A lot of players won't be asked that question until they're leading on a Saturday night so they only have to deal with it for 24 hours. …

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