PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I'm sure it is for people watching on. But for an actual player himself, it's nearly easier to win an event when there's bigger names in it and you've got no focus, no attention on you, you're just playing along. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, if you play good golf that week, you're the best player. That really is the same if the very big names aren't here. To win a tournament, you've got to be the best player in the world this week. You know, you've got to be on top form to win any tournament, regardless of who's in the field.
It's easier to do that when there's bigger names because there's a little bit less expectation. You can trundle along until Saturday evening and nobody really knows that you're there sort of thing. Whereas, in a week like this, if you are one of the highlighted players, let's say, at the start of the week, one of the favorites, you kind of have certain expectations, you're trying to live up to those expectations.
I will say as a European, we tend to get a little bit better at that. That's why Europeans tend to be a little bit better at doing that. Often when we turn up to events, we travel to Asia and around the world, you are singled out at the start of the week as a favorite or whatever. You have to kind of live with it. You're hyped up going into an event. Whereas if there's more big name players, there's less hype. Less hype means you can, as I say, deflect some of that pressure and just keep playing.
NELSON SILVERIO: Thank you, Padraig. Good luck this week.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: Thank you.
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