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Harrington reveling in new mindset ahead of Birkdale return

Harrington reveling in new mindset ahead of Birkdale returnIRVINE, Scotland — For Padraig Harrington, there’s a downside to playing stress-free golf and leading one of the best fields of the year on the European Tour.He might just be peaking a touch too early.Six days before the British Open starts at Royal Birkdale, where he lifted the claret jug for a second time in 2008, Harrington was in a three-way share of first place at the Scottish Open after a bogey-free 4-under 68 in the second round on Friday.”Maybe I’ll have blown it all before next week,” the easy-going Irishman said.

IRVINE, Scotland — For Padraig Harrington, there’s a downside to playing stress-free golf and leading one of the best fields of the year on the European Tour.

He might just be peaking a touch too early.

Six days before the British Open starts at Royal Birkdale, where he lifted the claret jug for a second time in 2008, Harrington was in a three-way share of first place at the Scottish Open after a bogey-free 4-under 68 in the second round on Friday.

“Maybe I’ll have blown it all before next week,” the easy-going Irishman said.

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