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Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington may be set to join Phil Mickelson as a user of the Ping Eye 2 wedge.

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington may be set to join Phil Mickelson as a user of the controversial Ping Eye 2 wedge.

That’s the latest whisper here at the swanky Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles where the Irish sporting icon has been seen on the range practicing with a Ping Eye 2 wedge ahead of this week’s Northern Trust Open.

Perhaps because he is waiting for the outcome of today’s meeting between PGA Tour commissioner Tin Finchem and the players at Riviera, Harrington is not saying anything at this stage, but he will be one of the players to be interviewed by the media later today (Tuesday) when there could be further clarification of his intentions in this highly divisive issue.

Seems, if you can go on what is being said at Riviera at the moment, the current move of the players is away from Scott McCarron’s attitude that it is cheating to use the Ping Eye 2 wedge to Mickelson’s insistence that if the club is approved by the authorities you can use it – and this especially as it has a U-groove as opposed to a square groove.

Several other players, according to the Guardian’s Lawrence Donegan, have been expressing interest in acquiring the wedges.

Donegan directs them to the Waggleroom.com, where, he says, “the blog’s intrepid on-line shopper has found 200 of them on eBay.”

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