Harrington hoping to hit heights in Switzerland

20/08/2013 00:00:00
Padraig Harrington lines up a putt during the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open   (Getty Images)
Padraig Harrington lines up a putt during the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open (Getty Images)

Three-time Major Champion Padraig Harrington and fellow European Tour Champions Paul Casey and Richard Sterne will have their sights set on the Omega European Masters when they tee up in the Swiss Alps next month.

Harrington is making his first appearance at the spectacular Crans sur Sierre Golf Club since 2000 looking for a 15th European Tour title and first since his Major triumphs of 2007 and 2008.

While Harrington is looking to return to the winners’ circle, Sterne is enjoying a terrific season and currently lies fourth on The Race to Dubai after winning the Joburg Open for the second time in his native South Africa earlier in the season and backing that up with two second place finishes in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Alstom Open de France as well as a top ten in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational earlier this month. Sterne has played in  the Omega European Masters six times with a highest finish of joint 14th in 2008.

Casey has also hit a return to form this season, winning his 12th European Tour title with his victory in the Irish Open after recovering from a snowboard accident last year. He has made six previous appearances in the Omega European Masters with a best performance of third in 2005.