Who's who in golf - Padraig Harrington


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Name: - Pádraig Harrington
Country: - Ireland
Born : - On August 31st, 1971 in Ireland's capital city of Dublin.
Original Home/Club: - Dublin, Ireland.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1995
Web Address: - http://www.padraigharrington.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Wilson Staff, Clune Construction, Golf Ireland.

Roll of Honour

Majors (3). Walker Cup player (1991, '93, '95). 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).


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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 Padraig Harrington

2016Men EuropePortugal MastersVictoria GC, Algarve261 (-23)€333,330
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 20-23). Defending champion and second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire), who claimed his first European Tour win in eight years. [Oceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve; now called Victoria GC, Vilamoura].
2015Men AmericaHonda ClassicPGA National274 (-6)$1,098,000
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].
2014Men AsiaIndonesia OpenDamai Indah (PIK)268 (-16)US$135,000
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].
2012Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfPort Royal GC, BER133 (-9)$600,000
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (30th) (Oct 22-24; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event for the season's four Major winners). Second-placed Webb Simpson (USA; US Open) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire) standing in for Ernie Els (RSA; The Open). Third on 138 was Keegan Bradley (USA) standing in for Rory McIlroy (N.Ire; US PGA). Fourth on 142 was Bubba Watson (USA; The Masters). [Port Royal GC, Southampton, Bermuda].
2010Men AsiaJohor OpenHorizon Hills268 (-20)US$198,125
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].
2008Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2008Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
2008Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Harrington (Ire) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2008Men AwardsPlyrs Plyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
Harrington (Ire) won the inaugural European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
2008Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Birkdale283 (+3)£750,000
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].
2008Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOakland Hills277 (-3)$1,350,000
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].
2007Men EuropeHassan II TrophyRoyal Dar Es Salam280 (-12)US$150,000
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].
2007Men EuropeIrish OpenAdare Manor283 (-5)€416,660
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].
2007Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Eurpn Trxn/a
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.
2007Men MajorsThe OpenCarnoustie277 (-7)£750,000
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].
2006Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews271 (-16)€630,566
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 Harrington (Ire). [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
2006Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn271 (-9)¥40million
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].
2006Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€2,489,337see Score
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.
2005Men AmericaHonda ClassicMirasol, CC at274 (-14)$990,000
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].
2005Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC274 (-10)$1,035,000
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].
2004Men EuropeGerman MastersGut Larchenhof275 (-13)€500,000
Played as the Linde German Masters. Second-placed Nick O'Hern (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
2003Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC269 (-11)€94,206
Played as the Omega Hong Kong Open (Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Hennie Otto (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire). Played in Dec 2003 as part of the 2004 European Tour season. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2003Men EuropeTPC of EuropeGut Kaden269 (-19)€450,000
Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe. Harrington (Ire) beat Thomas Bjørn (Den) at the first playoff hole. [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
2002Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews269 (-19)€818,662
Played as the Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 3-6). Harrington (Ire) beat Eduardo Romero (Arg) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
2002Men AsiaBMW Asian OpenTa Shee G&CC273 (-15)€248,000
Played as the BMW Asian Open (Nov 21-24; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; European Tour 2003 season-opener). Second-placed Jyoti Randhawa (Ind) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire). [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
2002Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.72n/a
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.
2002Men AmericaWorld ChallengeSherwood CC268 (-10)$1,000,000
Played as the Target World Challenge presented by Williams (an unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Harrington (Ire). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.].
2001Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr69.23n/a
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.
2001Men EuropeVolvo MastersMontecastillo204 (-12)€539,074
Played as the Volvo Masters Andalucia (Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Harrington (Ire). Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].
2000Men AmericaBrazil Sao Paulo 500 Yrs OpenSao Paulo GC270 (-14)€128,548
Played as the Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open (included on Eurpn Tr schedule; 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].
2000Men EuropeTurespana MastersClub de Campo, Madrid267€166,660
Played as the BBVA Open Turespana Masters Comunidad de Madrid. [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
1996Men EuropeSpanish OpenClub de Campo, Madrid272 (-16)£91,660
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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