Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox

SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 05: Padraig Harrington of Ireland watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on November 5, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Padraig Harrington has lost track of how many times he has set the course record. Most of them were when he was just starting out his career, young enough to see opportunity instead of the risk of failure. ''When I was a young pro and naive and innocent, I used to go out there and shoot more course records than now as a seasoned pro with a lot of fear and damage in my system,'' he said Thursday after opening with a 61 to establish the record at Innisbrook. He began his week at the Transitions Championship with a hole-in-one during the pro-am, using a 6-iron on the fourth hole. Harrington tried to count up the number of aces he has made in his career and was off. Way off. He thought he had as many as 12. There have been only six. ''And the fact that I can remember the clubs and the shots and everything about them suggests that there really isn't a seventh,'' Harrington said. ''I just assumed I had more. So don't believe whatever a professional golfer says.'' The only thing that ...
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