KLM Open: Padraig Harrington insists he is playing well - on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Padraig Harrington believes a lack of fear is the reason behind his poor form ahead of this week's KLM Open.
Last Updated: 12/09/13 12:02pm
The Irishman has recorded just two top-10 finishes on the European Tour in 2013 and also missed out on qualification for the FedEx Cup play-offs on American soil.
The three-time major winner was back in action in Europe last week, shooting a second-round 65 in the Omega European Masters before eventually finishing up in 41st position.
Harrington now moves on to the Kennemer Golf and Country Club looking for a first victory on a major worldwide tour since his 2008 US PGA triumph.
"Obviously I missed out on the FedEx Cup events and at this time of the year you are looking to play golf and try to find some good form," he told European Tour Radio.
"It's nice to come to two really nice events this week and last week and being not far from home it really does feel nice.
"Everyone will feel comfortable on this course but certainly it will play into my strengths and I am definitely looking forward to a competitive week.
"There's been nothing wrong with my game all year expect when I go on the course with a card in my hand. I play quite well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and I don't seem to have the intensity on the tournament days.
"It's there, it's just figuring how to best get it out of me. That's part of the game at the moment, trying to figure out the right attitude and the right level of intensity to get the best out of my game.
"Whenever I've played my best golf in the past, I've generally felt quite fearful about the state of my game. I tended to get quite tense and focused and as a result I played much better, but because there's no fear at the moment, I'm not bringing much of a spark out onto the course."
Harrington - who has not played in Zandvoort since 2002 - was fourth at the Volvo Golf Champions event in Durban back in January before taking sixth place at the Maybank Malaysian Open two months later.