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Harrington brings over-analysis to new low with angst over choice of footwear

Vincent Hogan

Published 06/07/2013 | 05:00

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THE suspicion that Padraig Harrington might be over-analysing his career away didn't exactly recede with his failure to make last weekend's Irish Open cut.

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Between spectacles and belly putters, Harrington seems lost in an endless fog of experimentation.

But it was the seismic revelation that he was wearing new shoes at Carton House – and the media interest this generated – that maybe captured golf's capacity for a kind of anorak-driven madness best.

Telling the scribes that he was now wearing 'Footjoy M Project', Padraig explained that the shoes were "more about helping your feet work."

How exactly?

"They let your toes spread a bit," explained Harrington.

Don't suppose he ever considered going to work in sandals?

Irish Independent

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