Padraig Harrington will have to wait until February to start his 2019 campaign after breaking a bone in his wrist.
The Irishman had planned to play both Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the European Tour later this month, but is now targeting a first appearance of the season at the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am from February 7-10.
A simple slip and sprained wrist mid- December has turned out to be a broken bone in my wrist. A few extra weeks off is now needed in a splint.If only practicing your putting all winter would make your a better putter.@EuropeanTour @PGATOUR
— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) 3 January 2019
“Over the Christmas period I discovered that I had broken a bone in my wrist,” Harrington wrote on his website.
“I had slipped whilst walking down the stairs at home in mid-December. Whilst it continues to heal, I need to keep it in a splint a little while longer so, frustratingly, I will need to miss the first two planned events of my season in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
“However, I should be fully fit for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am on the PGA Tour in early February.”
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