And one of which the inestimable Arnold Palmer, no less, would surely approve.
Harrington was asked how he maintained his good humor during the course of a trying year.
"How could you not?," he said Friday at the BMW Championship. "Every day you wake up to a lifestyle like I have, playing professional golf. As I always say, I'd play this game for free. Just don't tell anybody.
"It's fantastic. Even on the bad days, you wouldn't swap it for anything else. If you had to sit there and think about it, you'd still rather be out on the golf course. No matter how bad it's going, you'd still rather be out there trying and working it out. Every day is a good day on the golf course."
-- John Strege