"It's nice to have a little momentum going into the Masters. The win at Bay Hill validated all the hard work after my knee surgery."
Harrington himself has cooled talk of a hat-trick ahead of Thursday's opening round.
"It's certainly adding a bit to the story but it's gotten to the level that adding any more on doesn't make any difference in how I feel," said Harrington.
"It's a chance to win another major. It's a chance to win the Masters. All of those things bring their own pressure, (but) it doesn't make the pressure any different to turning up at any major and trying to win it."
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tees off in the last group at 1903 BST while Englishman Oliver Wilson is alongside Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Australian Stuart Appleby who tee off at 1556 BST.
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And Garcia says that despite Woods' lack of match practice, he is still the player everyone should fear.
"Tiger is always the man to beat, wherever and whenever he plays. I need to regain a little bit of confidence at The Masters and then we will see if I can get it going again," he said.
"Last year I played better but didn't putt great. I was just at the beginning of my work with Stan Utley, my short-game coach, and Augusta's greens are not the easiest when you're just starting on some new things.
"Maybe I was trying to guide the ball too much to ensure I was in the right spots off the tee. It's better to be a bit loose and that's what I'm going to try to do this year.
"If you try to change your game for Augusta, that is when you start going south. We'll see how it goes, but I'm certainly looking forward to playing it again."
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