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Wednesday 7th June 2017

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 7.6.17 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, Golf House, Buckley's Lane, Main Street Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Contributors: Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily, Jack Martin Design: Photography:, R&A, Pat Cashman, Getty Images, USGA Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2017. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team T he list of injuries are mounting up for Pad- raig Harrington. After recov- ering from neck surgery and making his PGA Tour return last week at the Memorial, he was forced to withdraw from this week's FedEx St Jude Classic and take 10-12 days' rest. On Monday Harrington was hit on the elbow by an amateur in a freak accident during a coaching session. "On Monday I picked up an elbow injury at a golf outing in Washington DC." He said in a statement. "Whilst coaching an amateur golfer on how to cure his hook, I stepped in close to demon- strate the action for a fade, but as I was stepping away he con- tinued to swing and caught me flush on the elbow. My initial thought was that the elbow was shattered and it was the end to my competitive playing career. I nearly fainted with the pain and shock." "I applied ice to the elbow within seconds and also com- pressed it to minimise any in- flammation. After an X-ray at the hospital I was delighted to learn that it wasn't broken, but it still required 6 deep stiches. I have been advised to be cau- tious and it will need 10 - 12 days for the stiches to heal, so I have been forced to withdraw from this week's FedEx St Jude Classic tournament in Mem- phis." With his neck now healed after recent surgery, lets hope the elbow is a straightforward and short recovery process. Padraig Harrington sustains elbow injury in freak accident HARRINGTON K.O.

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