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HARRINGTON Padraig

Padraig HARRINGTON

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Biography

ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Date of Birth:31/08/1971
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 13st 1lbs (185cm 83kg)
FamilyWife: Caroline (m. 1997); Children: Patrick (2003), Ciaran (2007)
InterestsFamily, movies, sports
Web Sitewww.padraigharrington.com
Turned Pro1995 (plus 2)
Qualifying School1995*

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  • Two-time Open champion Padraig Harrington in action on the opening day of The 143rd Open Championship in Hoylake, England

Biography

Became the first European to win back-to-back Major Championships by adding the 2008 US PGA Championship to The 2008 Open Championship crown after he successfully defended the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale. His victory at Oakland Hills Country Club made him the first European to win the Wanamaker Trophy since Scotland’s Tommy Armour in 1930 and ensured he had won three of the six Major Championships contested between The 2007 Open at Carnoustie and the 2008 US PGA. Also the first European since James Braid in 1906 to defend The Open. Moved to a career-high of third in the Official World Golf Ranking as a result of his astounding successes, which yielded numerous end of season awards. He was named European Tour, US PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year, allied to the Golf Writers’ trophies on both sides of the Atlantic and The European Tour Shot of the Year. The statistics show he became the 16th player to defend The Open and 24th player to record multiple Open victories. On winning The 2007 Open, he became the first player from Ireland in 60 years to capture the Claret Jug, following Fred Daly at Hoylake in 1947. Earlier in the 2007 season, he broke a 25 year barren spell for the home nation in the Irish Open, emulating the victory of John O’Leary in 1982. Secured the Harry Vardon Trophy as The European Tour’s Number One player after a thrilling end to the 2006 season where he pipped Paul Casey. A Ryder Cup regular from 1999 to 2010, he required a wild card to play a role in Europe’s win over the United States at The Celtic Manor Resort in 2010. Teamed up with Paul McGinley at Kiawah Island in 1997 to win the World Cup for Ireland for the first time in 39 years and claimed the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda in 2012.

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European Tour Wins14
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR285
Race To Dubai93
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,106,618 (2007)

Teams

Amateur Walker Cup 1991, 93, 95 (winners) St Andrews Trophy 1992 (winners), 94 (winners) Jacques Léglise Trophy 1989 (winners), 90 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1987-95 Professional Ryder Cup 1999, 02 (winners), 04, 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1996, 97, 98, 99, 00 World Cup 1996, 97 (winners), 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 Seve Trophy 2000, 02 (winners), 03 (winners), 05 (winners)

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