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Judging by this Tweet Padraig Harrington might be the one golfer excited about the Olympics

Tom Rooney

Published 21/07/2016 | 16:34

Padraig Harrington. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Padraig Harrington. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Unlike many of his golfing brethren, Padraig Harrington is brimming with anticipation for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

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Golf’s return to the games for the first time in 104 years has not been without acrimony due to the varying omissions of the likes of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Dustin and Zach Johnson, and Jason Day, some of whom have questioned the relevance of the entire endeavour.

Indeed, just 15 of the world’s top 50 players are set to compete. Given the threat of the Zika virus and how the Olympics clashes with the regular golf schedule, there has been limited criticism levelled at those choosing not to partake. 

However, three-time Major winner Harrington has adopted an entirely different stance and went so far as to Tweet a picture of the bag he’ll use at next month’s competition.

It’s a bit of an eyeful

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