16 Mar 2012

Harrington posts career-best 61 in Florida

7:42 am on 16 March 2012

The Irish golfer Padraig Harrington underlined his return to form with a career-best round of 61 on the first day of the PGA tour's Transitions Championship in Florida.

The Innisbrook course is usually one of the toughest on the tour, but conditions have been ideal for low scoring.

Harrington, who hasn't won on the tour since 2008, is starting to reap the benefit of major swing changes, and he currently has a four shot lead.