ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Date of Birth:31/08/1971
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 13st 1lb (185cm 83kgs)
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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  • Padraig Harrington - tees off on the 8th hole during day one of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort
  • Padraig Harrington
  • Padraig Harrington


Became the first European to win different 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 Majors 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 Championship. Moved to a career-high 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 Championship and 24th player to record multiple Open Championship victories. By winning the 2007 Open Championship, 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. Ended a long wait for a regular Tour victory in early 2015, when he triumphed at the Honda Classic on the US PGA Tour. Sunk an 18-foot putt for birdie on the 72nd hole to tie with Daniel Berger, then beat the young American at the second hole of the play-off. The win moved him from 297th in the Official World Ranking to 82nd, and earned him a place in the Masters Tournament in 2016, which he missed for the first time in 15 years in 2014. He claimed his first European Tour title in eight years as he held off the challenge of defending champion Andy Sullivan at the Portugal Masters, showcasing his experience under pressure with a closing bogey-free 65 to get to 23 under. The victory takes Harrington's European Tour tally to 15 wins and moves him alongside Thomas Bjørn at 15th on the all-time list.

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


Professional Ryder Cup 1999, 2002 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 10 (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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