Harrington among three Ryder Cup stars to play in Vivendi Cup this week

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Padraig Harrington often plays in the Irish PGA Championship in the fall, but this year has opted to join Ryder Cup teammates Peter Hanson and Edoardo Molinari in Paris.
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Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 | 6:11 p.m.

Padraig Harrington will complete his Ryder Cup preparations at this week's Vivendi Cup on the European Tour.

The Irishman, a wild card selection for Europe's Ryder Cup team, was eliminated from the end-of-season PGA Tour series after he missed the cut at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

That left Harrington with a gap in his schedule before he heads to Celtic Manor, and while he considered entering the Irish PGA Championship – an event he has won multiple times -- he has opted to join Ryder Cup teammates Peter Hanson and Edoardo Molinari in Paris.

This will be the first time Harrington has competed at the Paris event, which takes place a week before the Ryder Cup starts on Oct. 1.

"I am really looking forward to playing in the Vivendi Cup. Having heard many great things about the Golf de Joyenval, I am delighted to be playing there for the first time," he sai. "I enjoy the Pro-Am format very much and I will be playing with my brother, which should make for a very enjoyable week."