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December 12 2012

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No. 44 Padraig Harrington

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here .


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2013 PREVIEW: Padraig Harrington, the inveterate tinker, will be looking to break a victory drought that stretches back to his double-major season in 2008. He's trending in the right direction with a scoring average that improved from 88th to 13th at 69.736 and two top 10s in majors last year.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Harrington fired a 61 in the first round of the Transitions Championship last year. It was the Irishman's lowest on the PGA TOUR by three strokes -- but he couldn't sustain the momentum and ended up tied for 20th. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: One of my great memories this year was watching Padraig Harrington shoot 61 in the opening round of Transitions. That was his only score in the 60s that week and eventually finished 20th. Harrington struggled with consistency but found some answers in winning the PGA Grand Slam Of Golf in October. Padraig is one of the harder workers on TOUR. You always see him working on the range. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Tough to get excited about 41-year-old internationals that haven't committed to more than 18 events per season in three years. However, he logged a career-high 11 top 20s in 2012, so we can't rule out a second wind. Posted top 10s in the Masters and U.S. Open, tournaments for which he remains eligible in 2013. The moral of the story is that he's solid if not above-average value across the board. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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2012 QUICK REVIEW

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Regular Season ranking

62nd

Final Playoffs ranking

43rd

Best finish T-4th U.S. Open
By the Numbers Starts: 18 Cuts made: 16 Rounds played: 63 Top-10 finishes: 3 Money List rank: 53rd TOUR ranking Driving distance: 57th Driving accuracy: 120th Greens in regulation: 161st Strokes gained-putting: 107th Scoring average: 13th

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