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Padraig Harrington aims to represent Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Irish golfer also had an unlikely encounter with US comedian Bill Murray recently.

Harrington was in fine form at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship today.
Harrington was in fine form at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship today.

PADRAIG HARRINGTON IS keen on representing Ireland at the 2016 Olympics, he has revealed at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship today.

Speaking at the event, Harrington told reporters: “My aim is to return to the top 15 of the world by 2016 for the Olympics. So, it makes no difference where I am in the world now because I’ve got 21 months of results counting from here.

“I’d just love to be an Olympic athlete, it would be very special. That’s my focus, but if I achieve it, it means I’ll have done other things that are quite good, too.”

The Dubliner, who is in good form having hit a 66 on the first day of the Championship, also had an unlikely encounter with US comedian Bill Murray.

Harrington left his golf spikes at his hotel, but Murray was on hand to come to his aid.

“I broke into his room and tried on all his clothes,” the actor said.

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