IRELAND'S Padraig Harrington (right) will continue his bid to stop his slide down the world rankings in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi this week. While 40 of the world's top 50 players are contesting the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, world number 340 Harrington is one of nine former major champions in the field at Jackson Country Club. Harrington, who reached a career-high third in the world six months after winning his third major title in the 2008 US PGA Championship, will partner fellow Major winners Lucas Glover and David Toms in the opening two rounds of the 4million US dollars event.
Glover has also plummeted down the rankings since winning the US Open in 2009 and is now a lowly 556th, while 2001 US PGA champion Toms is ranked 173rd.
John Daly, YE Yang, Trevor Immelman, Ben Curtis, Chad Campbell and David Duval are the other Major winners in the field.