Harrington in action at Players Championship

Harrington in action at Players Championship

Padraig Harrington is flying the flag for Ireland at the Players Championship in Sawgrass, which gets underway in Florida today.

The event, dubbed the fifth major, features 49 of the top 50 players in the world, including defending champion Phil Mickelson.

The only notable omission is world number one Tiger Woods, who is recovering from a knee injury.

No European has won the tournament since 1987.

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