Q. Do you think about the Order of Merit?
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: You know, the reality of the Order of Merit for me is very simple. It's a must that I win this week. There is no other way if I want to win the Order of Merit, which means that I don't need to think about the Order of Merit. I just need to win here this week. I've only one goal -- pure and simple -- try to win this week.
Q. How high is the Order of Merit in your list of ambitions?
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I put it well up there, not at the top, but it's just below the Majors. If you have a very successful career it's something you want on your CV. For me it would be just below a Major, so it's very important.
Q. How important is the stroke average?
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: The Order of Merit is far more important than the stroke average, but it is one of those sundry little things you can be proud of if you win. Ernie is my closest challenger and I'm keeping ahead of him. It's an objective rather than a goal, to win the low stroke average, and if you win that, you will be successful with a lot of your goals during the year.
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