Padraig Harrington on the premature departure of golfers from Europe to the US

"Keeping players on their home tour actually creates a lot of excitement, and a lot of buzz,"

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Padraig Harrington on the premature departure of golfers from Europe to the US

There are many people who regard Padraig Harrington as an honest and straightforward individual who has no problem speaking his mind. This great golfer gave an interview to the Mirror in which he talked about a little bit of everything in life.

One of the topics was the premature departure of European players to the US. A strategic alliance between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour is designed to provide cards for the best 10 players from Europe to play on our tour in the US.

However, for individuals, such a thing represents a big problem, considering that when they arrive in a new environment, they make a big fall. According to Harrington, there are many golfers who leave too early, and eventually they realize that they have done the wrong thing.

"Keeping players on their home tour actually creates a lot of excitement, and a lot of buzz," -Padraig Harrington said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "I'd be very afraid for the careers of the players who take up their [PGA Tour] card.

10 players get the US card this year and a lot of them will go when they are just starting to ramp up their own careers, and all of sudden they are being thrown in with a lot of mature players at their peak."

Padraig Harrington

In Padraig's view, an individual must be able to build a career in a smart way in order for him to succeed.

Only when an individual feels that he is ready for a new level in his career, then is the best moment to go to the 'big stage' "You are going to unfamiliar golf courses, unfamiliar territory and we have seen a lot of good players take a big step back by going a little too early in the States.

I'm a great believer in being a big fish in a small pond, and developing before you jump into that big pond."

Padraig Harrington
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