Padraig Harrington set to feature in next month's Indian Open
By AFP Sport
Last Updated: 23/02/16 1:46pm
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will lead a competitive field at next month's Hero Indian Open.
Harrington has announced his intention to play in his first open at the Delhi Golf Club, sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours, which is due to be held between March 17-20.
The field includes Indian defending champion Anirban Lahiri and other past winners including Siddikur Rahman, Thaworn Wiratchant, Mardan Mamat, and Arjun Atwal.
Harrington, a two-time British Open and former US PGA winner, has not played in India since his amateur days almost two decades ago.
"Looking forward to coming and playing the Hero Indian Open at the Delhi Golf Club. Actually it starts on March 17 - St. Patrick's Day," the 44-year-old said in a video message at the launch of this year's tournament on Tuesday.
"And I haven't played in India for a long time. It's the early 1990s that I played here in the Indian Amateur Open, so making it to the Indian Open as pro might be different."