Who's who: Pádraig Harrington

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Who's who: Pádraig Harrington

  • Name:

    Pádraig Harrington
  • Also known as:

    Paddy
  • Country:

    Ireland
  • Born:

    Aug 31, 1971 in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Dublin, Ireland.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1995
  • Website:

    https://www.padraigharrington.com

Roll of Honour

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).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Pádraig Harrington

2022
America
Norwood Hills CC
199 (-14)
$300,000
Ascension Health

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Norwood Hills CC

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Ascension Health

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].

2022
Majors
274 (-10)
$720,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

2022
America
200 (-16)
$315,000
Dick's Sporting Goods

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

En-Joie

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Dick's Sporting Goods

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

261 (-23)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$1,098,000

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

2014
Asia
268 (-16)
US$135,000
BANK BRI

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

US$135,000

Title sponsor

BANK BRI

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].

2012
America
133 (-9)
$600,000
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

133 (-9)

Prize money

$600,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

2010
Asia
268 (-20)
US$198,125
Iskandar

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

US$198,125

Title sponsor

Iskandar

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].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

2008
Majors
277 (-3)
$1,350,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

277 (-3)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

2008
Majors
283 (+3)
£750,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

283 (+3)

Prize money

£750,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Padraig Harrington (Ire) won the inaugural European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2008
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Harrington (Ire) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2008
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

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).

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

2007
Europe
283 (-5)
€416,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

£750,000

Title sponsor

R&A

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

US$150,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2006
Japan
271 (-9)
¥40million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

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].

2006
Awards
€2,489,337
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

€2,489,337

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

271 (-16)

Prize money

€630,566

Title sponsor

Dunhill

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].

2005
America
274 (-10)
$1,035,000
Barclays

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$1,035,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

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].

2005
America
Mirasol, CC at
274 (-14)
$990,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Mirasol, CC at

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

2004
Europe
275 (-13)
€500,000
Linde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

Linde

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].

2003
Europe
269 (-19)
€450,000
Deutsche Bank/SAP

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€450,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank/SAP

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].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

US$113,000

Title sponsor

Omega

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].

2002
Awards
69.72
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

69.72

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

2002
Asia
Ta Shee G&CC
273 (-15)
US$250,050
BMW

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Ta Shee G&CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$250,050

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2002
America
268 (-10)
$1,000,000
Target / Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

268 (-10)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Target / Williams

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.].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€818,662

Title sponsor

Dunhill

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].

2001
Europe
204 (-12)
€539,074
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€539,074

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2001
Awards
69.23
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Venue

Score

69.23

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

BBVA

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€128,548

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Harrington, Padraig

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£91,660

Title sponsor

Peugeot

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].

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