Idling contentedly amid this ruckus, McNeilly smiled as a masseuse prepared his shoulders and back for his big day, Harrington's third-round pairing with Tiger Woods. As tee time loomed, McNeilly said he and Harrington would most likely discuss Ireland's World Cup match with Spain, anything, he said, "to lighten the mood and help ease Padraig through the day."
To that end, then, the massages had already worked their magic. "When I told Padraig about all of this yesterday, he couldn't stop laughing," McNeilly said with a wink. "All I said was that now I finally know not to eat Raisin Bran before having my buttocks kneaded."