ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Date of Birth:31/08/1971
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height & Weight6' 1" 13st 7lb (185cm 86kg)
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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Became the first European to win back-to-back Major Championships by adding the 2008 US PGA Championship to the 2008 Open Championship crown he won a month earlier, having successfully defended the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale. Famously won his first Major title at The 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, defeating Sergio Garcia in a play-off. Earlier that year, he became the first Irishman to win his national Open for 25 years, winning the Irish Open at Adare Manor. Those three Major wins in the space of 13 months took him to a career-high third in the Official World Golf Ranking. He was also named European Tour, PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year. In 2006, he was crowned European Tour Number One after a season in which he won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. A Ryder Cup regular from 1999 to 2010, he was on the winning side four times, and was named Vice Captain in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

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European Tour Wins15
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai163
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,106,618 (2007)


Professional Ryder Cup 1999, 2002 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (winners), 14 (vice captain) (winners), 16 (vice captain), 18 (vice captain) (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000 World Cup 1996, 97 (winners), 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 Seve Trophy 2000, 02 (winners), 03 (winners), 05 (winners) Ireland Olympic 2016 Amateur Walker Cup 1991, 93, 95 (winners) St Andrews Trophy 1992 (winners), 94 (winners) Jacques Léglise Trophy 1988 (winners), 89 (winners), 90 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1987-95

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