Harrington: Rivalry with Tiger only just beginning

IRELAND&rsquo;S Padraig Harrington insists he has already put his triple-bogey heartbreak behind him as he turns his attention to this week&rsquo;s US PGA Championship.<br /><br />Harrington was one shot clear and heading for his first win of the season at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio on Sunday when disaster struck at the 16th hole.<br /><br />The three-time major winner&rsquo;s foray into the water allowed Tiger Woods to win their final-round duel and claim the title for the seventh time in his gilded career.<br /><br />It was hardly the fillip Harrington would have wanted as he prepares to begin the defence his US PGA crown on Thursday, but the Dubliner vowed to learn from the ordeal.<br /><br />&ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s pretty much out of my system now,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;You know, I&rsquo;ll probably be a better player because of it. So that&rsquo;s a good thing. You learn from these things. I don&rsquo;t see it being an issue. I&rsquo;ve got the US PGA, bigger things ahead of me.&rdquo;<br /><br />Harrington, whose best finish of the season lifted him back into the world&rsquo;s top 10, insisted his tussle with Tiger over a fascinating closing 18 holes would be repeated in many a future tournament.<br /><br />&ldquo;Tiger did play particularly well, that&rsquo;s for sure,&rdquo; the two-time Open champion added. &ldquo;I said to him afterwards: &lsquo;We&rsquo;ll do battle many times again.&rsquo;&rdquo; Woods agreed, saying: &ldquo;You know, Paddy and I will definitely do it again.&rdquo;<br /><br />They will lock horns in just two days&rsquo; time, in fact, at the US PGA at Hazeltine National, where Harrington and Woods will play the first two rounds in a group that also includes American Rich Beem.