Also known as:Paddy
Born:Aug 31, 1971 in Dublin, Ireland.
Original/Home Club:Dublin, Ireland.
MAJORS (3): Open Championship (2007, 2008); US PGA Championship (2008). Senior MAJORS (1): US Senior Open (2022). Walker Cup player (1991, '93, '95). Ryder Cup captain (2021). Ryder Cup player (1999, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA, Asian and Japan Tours. European Tour Order of Merit winner (2006).
Pádraig, also known as Paddy, is one of the leading Irish golfers of the modern era. in 2007 he became the first Irishman for 60 years to win the Open Championship, beating Sergio Garcia in a four-hole playoff. He successfully defended the title a year later, and also won the US PGA Championship in 2008.
The US Senior Open (43rd) (Jun 29-Jul 2). [SentryWorld GC, Stevens Point, Wisconsin].
Played as the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Nov 10-13; PGA Tour Champions 2022 season-ending event and last of three Charles Schwab Cup playoff events). Second-placed Alex Čejka (Ger) finished 7 shots behind Pádraig Harrington (Ire), who recorded his fourth PGA Tour Champions win. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
The US Senior Open (42nd) (June 23-26). Second-placed Steve Stricker (USA) finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old Pádraig Harrington (Ire), who recorded his first PGA Tour Champions win (in his ninth start on the Tour), and first senior major championship title. [Old course, Saucon Valley CC, Bethlehem, PA].
Played as the Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson (Sept 9-11). Second-placed Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Pádraig Harrington (Ire), who recorded his third PGA Tour Champions win in 2022, and second in his last three starts. [Norwood Hills CC, St Louis, Missouri; originally known as North Hills CC].
Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (Aug 19-21). Second-placed Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Mike Weir (Can) finished 3 shots behind Pádraig Harrington (Ire), who recorded his second PGA Tour Champions win. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 20-23). Defending champion and second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Padraig Harrington (Ire), who claimed his first European Tour win in eight years. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].
Played as the Honda Classic (Feb 26-Mar 1). Harrington (Ire) beat Daniel Berger (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win since 2008. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Played as the BANK BRI Indonesia Open (Dec 4-7; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Thanyakon Khrongpha (Thai) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who claimed his first full-field tournament win since 2010. [Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) course, Damai Indah Golf, North Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (30th) (Oct 23/24; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Webb Simpson (US Open) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (standing in for Open Champion Ernie Els). Third on 138 was Keegan Bradley (standing in for US PGA winner Rory McIlroy). Fourth on 142 was Bubba Watson (The Masters). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].
Played as the Iskandar Johor Open (Oct 8-11; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Seung-yul Noh (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who ended a two-year winless streak. [Horizon Hills G&CC, Johor Bahru, Malaysia].
PGA of America
Harrington (Ire) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
The US PGA Championship (90th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Sergio García (Esp) and Ben Curtis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who won his third major championship in his last six attempts. Harrington became the first European since 1930 to win the US PGA crown, and the first European to win back-to-back Majors. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
Padraig Harrington (Ire) won the inaugural European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
The Open Championship (137th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Ian Poulter (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Harrington (Ire). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Harrington (Ire) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
Harrington (Ire) won his second straight European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.
The Open Championship (136th) (July 19-22). Harrington (Ire) beat Sergio García (Esp) in a four-hole playoff: Harrington 15 (E), Garcia 16 (+1). Harrington became the first Irish player in 60 yrs to win the Claret Jug. [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].
Played as the Hassan II Trophy (Oct 25-28; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 3 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the Irish Open (May 17-20). Harrington (Ire) beat Bradley Dredge (Wales) with a par at the first playoff hole to become the first Irishman for 25 years to win the Irish Open. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
Harrington (Ire) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.
Harrington (Ire) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2006 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €2,489,337 on the Tour. Paul Casey (Eng) was second with €2,454,084; David Howell (Eng) was third with €2,321,166.
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 16-19; Japan Tr event). European No.1 Harrington (Ire) beat defending champion and World No.1 Tiger Woods (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). Harrington recorded his first Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 5-8). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng), Edward Loar (USA) and Bradley Dredge (Wales) finished 5 shots behind Padriag Harrington (Ire), who recorded his third European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
Played as the Barclays Classic (June 23-26; formerly the Buick Classic and Westchester Classic). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire), who sunk a 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Honda Classic (March 10-13). First-time PGA Tour winner Harrington (Ire) beat Vijay Singh (Fiji) with a par at the second playoff hole. Joe Ogilvie (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Harrington shot a final-round course-record 63 to make the playoff. [Sunrise course, CC at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Played as the Linde German Masters (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Nick O'Hern (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe (May 15-18). Harrington (Ire) beat Thomas Bjørn (Den) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
Played as the Omega Hong Kong Open (Dec 4-7; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2004 season). Second-placed Hennie Otto (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire), who claimed victory with birdies at the last two holes. [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].
Harrington (Ire) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour, for the second straight year. Ernie Els (RSA) was second with 70.07; Retief Goosen (RSA) was third with 70.15.
Played as the BMW Asian Open (Nov 21-24; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2003 season-opener). Second-placed Jyoti Randhawa (Ind) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire). [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
Played as the Target World Challenge presented by Williams (Dec 5-8; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed and defending champion Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Padraig Harrington (Ire). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 3-6). Padraig Harrington (Ire) beat Eduardo Romero (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his fifth European Tour win. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
Harrington (Ire) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Retief Goosen (RSA) was second with 69.32; Sergio Garcia (Esp) was third with 69.53.
Played as the Volvo Masters Andalucia (Nov 8-11; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire). Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].
Played as the BBVA Open Turespana Masters Comunidad de Madrid (Oct 19-22). Second-placed Gary Orr (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
Played as the Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open (Mar 30-Apr 2; co-sanctioned with Eurpn Tr; one of two 500 Year golf events celebrating Brazil's discovery). Second-placed Gerry Norquist (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Second-placed Gordon Brand Jr (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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