PGA champion Tiger Woods declined his invitation and was replaced by Furyk, who led the Major Championship Points list. Furyk won this event the same year he won the U.S. Open.
"I was struggling with my game, so my head was very much down," Harrington said. "Every shot I was a bit worried. It was a tough day out there for me, and luckily, the putts were dropping and it kept me right in there."