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PáDRAIG PETER HARRINGTON (born 31 August 1971) is an Irish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
. He has won three major championships : The Open Championship
The Open Championship
in 2007 and 2008 and the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
, also in 2008 . He has spent over 300 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking , and reached a career-high ranking of third in July 2008.

CONTENTS

* 1 Background

* 2 Professional career

* 2.1 European Tour (1996-2007)

* 2.2 PGA Tour
PGA Tour

* 2.2.1 Major championship breakthrough

* 2.3 2009: First winless year for a decade * 2.4 2010–present

* 3 Personal life

* 3.1 Charity work

* 4 Amateur wins

* 5 Professional wins (31)

* 5.1 European Tour wins (15) * 5.2 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins (6) * 5.3 Japan Golf Tour wins (1) * 5.4 Asian Tour wins (4) * 5.5 Other wins (10)

* 6 Major championships

* 6.1 Wins (3) * 6.2 Results timeline * 6.3 Summary

* 7 Results in World Golf Championship events * 8 Team appearances * 9 Awards/Honours * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links

BACKGROUND

Harrington was born in Dublin
Dublin
, Ireland , the youngest of five sons of Patrick and Breda Harrington. His father, "Paddy" (1933–2005), a Garda who played Gaelic football
Gaelic football
for Cork in the 1950s, was also a boxer and hurler , and played to a five handicap in golf.

He grew up in Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham
, an area Dublin's Southside and the birthplace of two other touring professional golfers – Paul McGinley and Peter Lawrie . Harrington attended local secondary school Coláiste Éanna at the same time, but not in the same year/class, as McGinley, giving it the unique distinction of having produced two Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
golfers. Encouraged by his brothers and father, Harrington's interest and passion for the game grew as he developed his game at the nearby Stackstown G.C.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

EUROPEAN TOUR (1996-2007)

After a successful amateur career, including winning the Walker Cup with the Great Britain losing in 1999 and 2008 , but winning in 2002 , 2004 , 2006 and 2010 . He has also won the par-3 contest at Augusta National , held the day before The Masters , in 2003 (tie), 2004 and 2012 (tie).

Major Championship Breakthrough

Harrington teeing off at the 2007 Open Championship .

At the 2007 Open Championship , Harrington defeated Sergio García
Sergio García
in a four-hole playoff at Carnoustie Golf Links
Carnoustie Golf Links
, becoming the first Irishman to win The Open Championship
The Open Championship
in 60 years, and the first ever from the Republic of Ireland. Both players went into the playoff having shot a 7-under 277 for the championship. Harrington subsequently won by one stroke in the playoff.

A year later at the 2008 Open Championship
2008 Open Championship
, it was unclear if he would get a chance to defend his Open title at Royal Birkdale as eight days prior to the event he injured his wrist. But Harrington successfully defended his title, overcoming a 2-shot deficit to Greg Norman with a final round 69. He shot a four-under-par 32 on the back nine, which enabled him to pull away from Norman and Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter
. His eagle on the par-5 17th all but sealed the tournament. He is the first European golfer since James Braid in 1906 to retain the Claret Jug . The win moved him from fourteenth to third in the world rankings, behind only Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
and Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson
.

Just three weeks after winning the Open Championship, Harrington won the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
over the South Course of the Oakland Hills Country Club , for his third major . Although at five over par after two rounds, he shot eight under par for the weekend, carding successive scores of 66 in the third and fourth rounds. His three under par 277 was two shots ahead of Sergio García
Sergio García
and Ben Curtis . Harrington became the first European to win the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
in 78 years ( Tommy Armour in 1930), and was the first winner from Ireland.

Aside from Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
, who has won consecutive majors three times (2000, 2002, and 2006), Harrington was the first golfer to win two majors in the same year since Mark O\'Meara in 1998 and the first to win consecutive majors in the same year since Nick Price
Nick Price
in 1994. A feat that has since been achieved by Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
in 2014, winning the Open Championship
Open Championship
and PGA Championship, as well as Jordan Spieth who won the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015.

Harrington's victory in the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
secured his position as the number one player in Europe, earning him a spot in the 2008 European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team under captain Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
.

2009: FIRST WINLESS YEAR FOR A DECADE

Harrington started his 2009 season with a tied-fifth finish in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on the European Tour . He then went through a tough period in his career, missing the cut at the AT"> Harrington at the 2014 Open de France.

Harrington missed the cut in three out of the four majors in 2010. In an inconsistent season, he had five top-10s on the PGA Tour, but also missed six cuts. He was a controversial wild-card pick by European captain Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
for the 2010 Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
. He won two matches and lost two matches as Europe
Europe
regained the Ryder Cup. It was his sixth Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
and fourth time being on the winning team. He won his first tournament in two years at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia on the Asian Tour . He finished the year ranked 25th in the world.

Harrington started his 2011 season with an opening round 65, for a first round lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
on the European Tour. He was later disqualified before his second round commenced, after a spectator telephoned in and pointed out an incident of his ball moving an exceptionally small distance closer to the hole on the green, while he was replacing his ball marker, during the first round; it had been shown on television. (The incident led to a rules review, and if it were to occur again, would not be a penalty.) He missed the cut at the Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
and finished tied for 45th at the U.S. Open . In June 2011, he dropped outside the top 50 in the World Rankings for the first time since 1999.

Harrington made his first start of the 2012 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season at the AT">

Harrington is patron of Irish charity Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) since 2006, having lost his father to oesophageal cancer in 2005. He actively promotes Lollipop Day, the designated day for oesophageal cancer fundraising in Ireland celebrated every February and raises funds through various events and activities through The Pádraig Harrington Charitable Foundation, which are distributed to deserving beneficiaries throughout Ireland and the rest of the world..

AMATEUR WINS

* 1991 Sherry Cup * 1994 West of Ireland Amateur Championship * 1995 Irish Amateur Open Championship
Open Championship
, Irish Amateur Close Championship * Leinster Boys Championship

PROFESSIONAL WINS (31)

EUROPEAN TOUR WINS (15)

LEGEND

Major championships (3)

Other European Tour (12)

NO. DATE TOURNAMENT WINNING SCORE Margin of victory RUNNER(S)-UP

1 12 May 1996 Peugeot Spanish Open −16 (70-64-67-71=272) 4 strokes Gordon Brand Jnr
Gordon Brand Jnr

2 2 Apr 2000 Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open −14 (69-68-65-68=270) 2 strokes Gerry Norquist
Gerry Norquist

3 22 Oct 2000 BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid −21 (67-64-66-70=267) 2 strokes Gary Orr
Gary Orr

4 11 Nov 2001 Volvo Masters Andalucia −12 (67-71-66=204) 1 stroke Paul McGinley
Paul McGinley

5 6 Oct 2002 Dunhill Links Championship
Dunhill Links Championship
−19 (66-66-68-69=269) Playoff Eduardo Romero
Eduardo Romero

6 24 Nov 2002 (2003 season) BMW Asian Open 1 −15 (66-70-68-69=273) 1 stroke Jyoti Randhawa

7 18 May 2003 Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe −19 (65-66-70-68=269) Playoff Thomas Bjørn
Thomas Bjørn

8 7 Dec 2003 (2004 season) Omega Hong Kong Open 1 −13 (66-75-64-70=275) 1 stroke Hennie Otto

9 12 Sep 2004 Linde German Masters −11 (67-69-67-66=269) 3 strokes Nick O\'Hern

10 8 Oct 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Dunhill Links Championship
(2) −17 (66-69-68-68=271) 5 strokes Bradley Dredge
Bradley Dredge
, Edward Loar , Anthony Wall

11 20 May 2007 Irish Open −5 (73-68-71-71=283) Playoff Bradley Dredge
Bradley Dredge

12 22 Jul 2007 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP −7 (69-73-68-67=277) Playoff Sergio García
Sergio García

13 20 Jul 2008 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (2) +3 (74-68-72-69=283) 4 strokes Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter

14 10 Aug 2008 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP −3 (71-74-66-66=277) 2 strokes Sergio García
Sergio García
, Ben Curtis

15 23 Oct 2016 Portugal Masters −23 (66-63-67-65=261) 1 stroke Andy Sullivan

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

EUROPEAN TOUR PLAYOFF RECORD (4–4)

NO. YEAR TOURNAMENT OPPONENT(S) RESULT

1 1999 Linde German Masters Sergio García
Sergio García
, Ian Woosnam García won with birdie on second extra hole Woosnam eliminated by par on first hole

2 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open Roger Chapman Lost to par on second extra hole

3 2001 Carlsberg Malaysian Open Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
Lost to birdie on third extra hole

4 2002 Dunhill Links Championship
Dunhill Links Championship
Eduardo Romero
Eduardo Romero
Won with birdie on second extra hole

5 2003 Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Thomas Bjørn
Thomas Bjørn
Won with par on first extra hole

6 2006 BMW International Open Retief Goosen , Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson
Stenson won with eagle on first extra hole

7 2007 Irish Open Bradley Dredge
Bradley Dredge
Won with par on first extra hole

8 2007 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Sergio García
Sergio García
Won four-hole aggregate playoff Harrington (3-3-4-5=15), García (5-3-4-4=16)

PGA TOUR WINS (6)

LEGEND

Major championships (3)

Other PGA Tour
PGA Tour
(3)

NO. DATE TOURNAMENT WINNING SCORE Margin of victory RUNNER(S)-UP

1 13 Mar 2005 Honda Classic −14 (73-69-69-63=274) Playoff Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
, Joe Ogilvie

2 26 Jun 2005 Barclays Classic −10 (71-65-68-70=274) 1 stroke Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk

3 22 Jul 2007 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP −7 (69-73-68-67=277) Playoff Sergio García
Sergio García

4 20 Jul 2008 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (2) +3 (74-68-72-69=283) 4 strokes Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter

5 10 Aug 2008 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP −3 (71-74-66-66=277) 2 strokes Sergio García
Sergio García
, Ben Curtis

6 2 Mar 2015 The Honda Classic (2) −6 (67-66-71-70=274) Playoff Daniel Berger

PGA TOUR PLAYOFF RECORD (3–1)

NO. YEAR TOURNAMENT OPPONENT(S) RESULT

1 2004 Buick Classic Sergio García
Sergio García
, Rory Sabbatini Garcia won with birdie on third extra hole Harrington eliminated with par on second hole

2 2005 Honda Classic Joe Ogilvie , Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
Won with par on second extra hole Ogilvie eliminated with par on first hole

3 2007 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Sergio García Won four hole aggregate playoff Harrington (3-3-4-5=15), García (5-3-4-4=16)

4 2015 Honda Classic Daniel Berger Won with par on second extra hole

JAPAN GOLF TOUR WINS (1)

NO. DATE TOURNAMENT WINNING SCORE Margin of victory RUNNER-UP

1 19 Nov 2006 Dunlop Phoenix −9 (67-66-71-67=271) Playoff Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

ASIAN TOUR WINS (4)

NO. DATE TOURNAMENT WINNING SCORE Margin of victory RUNNER-UP

1 24 Nov 2002 BMW Asian Open 1 −15 (66-70-68-69=273) 1 stroke Jyoti Randhawa

2 7 Dec 2003 Omega Hong Kong Open 1 −13 (66-75-64-70=275) 1 stroke Hennie Otto

3 17 Oct 2010 Iskandar Johor Open −20 (64-67-68-69=268) 3 strokes Noh Seung-yul

4 7 Dec 2014 Bank BRI Indonesia Open −16 (64-66-67-71=268) 2 strokes Thanyakon Khrongpha

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

OTHER WINS (10)

* 1997 World Cup of Golf (with Paul McGinley
Paul McGinley
) * 1998 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
* 2002 Target World Challenge (unofficial money event) * 2004 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
* 2005 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
* 2007 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
, Hassan II Golf Trophy * 2008 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
* 2009 Irish PGA Championship
PGA Championship
* 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

WINS (3)

YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP 54 HOLES WINNING SCORE MARGIN RUNNER(S)-UP

2007 The Open Championship
The Open Championship
6 shot deficit −7 (69-73-68-67=277) Playoff1 Sergio García
Sergio García

2008 The Open Championship
The Open Championship
(2) 2 shot deficit +3 (74-68-72-69=283) 4 strokes Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter

2008 PGA Championship
PGA Championship
3 shot deficit −3 (71-74-66-66=277) 2 strokes Sergio García
Sergio García
, Ben Curtis

1 Defeated Sergio García
Sergio García
in a four-hole playoff by 1 stroke: Harrington (3-3-4-5=15) and García (5-3-4-4=16)

RESULTS TIMELINE

TOURNAMENT 1996 1997 1998 1999

Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament

U.S. Open

CUT T32

The Open Championship
The Open Championship
T18 T5 CUT 29

PGA Championship
PGA Championship

CUT

TOURNAMENT 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
T19 T27 T5 CUT T13 CUT T27 T7 T5 T35

U.S. Open T5 T30 T8 T10 T31 CUT 5 CUT T36 CUT

The Open Championship
The Open Championship
T20 T37 T5 T22 CUT

CUT 1 1 T65

PGA Championship
PGA Championship
T58

T17 T29 T45 CUT CUT T42 1 T10

TOURNAMENT 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
CUT CUT T8 CUT

CUT

U.S. Open T22 T45 T4 T21

The Open Championship
The Open Championship
CUT CUT T39 T54 CUT T20 T36 CUT

PGA Championship
PGA Championship
CUT T64 T18 CUT CUT CUT T13 CUT

Win Top 10 Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied for place

SUMMARY

TOURNAMENT WINS 2ND 3RD TOP-5 TOP-10 TOP-25 EVENTS CUTS MADE

Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
0 0 0 2 4 6 15 9

U.S. Open 0 0 0 3 5 7 16 12

The Open Championship
The Open Championship
2 0 0 4 4 8 21 14

PGA Championship
PGA Championship
1 0 0 1 2 5 18 10

TOTALS 3 0 0 10 15 26 70 45

* Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (1999 Open Championship
Open Championship
– 2002 PGA) * Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2002 Masters – 2002 Open Championship)

RESULTS IN WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

TOURNAMENT 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Accenture Match Play Championship DNP R64 R64 R64 R32 QF R32 QF R32 R32

Cadillac Championship T30 T5 NT1 21 T6 T6 67 T17 T19 DNP

Bridgestone Invitational T12 T27 T17 T47 T39 74 T24 T27 T14 T20

TOURNAMENT 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R64 R64 DNP R64 DNP DNP

Cadillac Championship T20 T3 T10 DNP T39 DNP DNP

Bridgestone Invitational T2 T9 T59 DNP DNP DNP T70

HSBC Champions T25 T16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

1Cancelled due to terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 DNP = Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied NT = No tournament Yellow background for top-10. Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

TEAM APPEARANCES

AMATEUR

* Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1991, 1993, 1995 (winners)

PROFESSIONAL

* Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Ireland): 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 , 2000 * World Cup (representing Ireland): 1996 , 1997 (winners), 1998 , 1999 , 2000 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004 , 2005 , 2006

* Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
(representing Europe): 1999 , 2002 (winners), 2004 (winners), 2006 (winners), 2008 , 2010 (winners)

* Record: 25 matches, 10.5 points

* All formats (W–L–H): 9–13–3 = 10.5pts

* Singles: 3–3–0 = 3pts * Foursomes: 4–4–3 = 5.5pts * Fourballs: 2–6–0 = 2pts

* Seve Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2000 , 2002 (winners), 2003 (winners), 2005 (winners)

AWARDS/HONOURS

* International:

* 2006:

* European Tour Order of Merit

* 2007:

* European Tour Golfer of the Year * Association of Golf Writers Player of the Year

* 2008:

* PGA Player of the Year
PGA Player of the Year
* PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Player of the Year * European Tour Golfer of the Year * Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) Player of the Year * Association of Golf Writers Player of the Year * European Tour Shot of the Year – 5w on 71st Hole in Open Championship

* National:

* 1996 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award * 1999 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award * 2001 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award * 2002 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award, RTÉ Sports Person of the Year * 2004 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award (shared with Darren Clarke -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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