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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. He has won three major championships: The Open Championship
The Open Championship
in 2007 and 2008 and the 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

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[edit] Harrington was born in 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.[1] He grew up in Rathfarnham, an area on Dublin's Southside and the birthplace of two other professional golfers; Paul McGinley
Paul McGinley
and Peter Lawrie. Harrington attended the same local secondary school as McGinley (though not in the same year/grade), giving their school, Coláiste Éanna, the unique distinction of having produced two Ryder Cup golfers. Encouraged by his brothers and father, Harrington's interest and passion for golf grew as he developed his game at nearby Stackstown G.C. Professional career[edit] European Tour (1996-2007)[edit] After a successful amateur career, including winning the Walker Cup with the Great Britain & Ireland team in his third appearance in 1995,[2] Harrington turned professional later that year, joining the European Tour in 1996.[3] Harrington came to professional golf at a relatively late age, having studied accountancy at university for a number of years while playing high-standard amateur golf.[4] He was unsure whether to turn professional, initially doubting his skills. His first victory came quickly, in the 1996 Peugeot Spanish Open,[5] his 10th start on the European Tour. But for the next few years the most remarkable thing about his career was the number of times he finished second in European Tour events without ever bettering that position, including four second places in five events in late 1999.[6] With these runners up finishes Harrington qualified to make his Ryder Cup debut in 1999.[7] During this period outside of the European Tour circuit Harrington won the 1998 Irish PGA Championship. However, in 2000 Harrington discovered a winning touch with two European Tour wins at the Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open in April,[8] and the BBVA Open Turespaña Masters Comunidad de Madrid in October.[9] With these wins Harrington finished 7th on the European Tour Order of Merit for the second time equaling his 1999 finish.[10] In 2001 Harrington won his fourth tournament on the European Tour at the Volvo Masters Andalucia,[11] this win and 6 runners up finishes in 2001 lifted Harrington to a then career high year end finish of second on the European Tour's Order of Merit.[10] 2002 was another successful year on the European Tour with particular success towards the end of the season including winning at the Dunhill Links Championship in October, having birdied the final hole to get into a playoff with Eduardo Romero.[12] This win and a further 9 top ten finishes earned Harrington a second-place finish on the European Tour's Order of Merit for the second consecutive season.[10] This form earned Harrington a second Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
appearance at the 2002 Ryder Cup hosted at The Belfry, in the final day singles Harrington, playing in match 5, won an important point against Mark Calcavecchia
Mark Calcavecchia
helping Europe
Europe
to victory and regain the cup by a score of 15.5 to 12.5.[13][14] Harrington continued this winning form into 2003 winning the first event of the 2003 season at the BMW Asian Open in November 2002.[15] Following Harrington's success in 2001 and 2002 he was invited to, and won, the 2002 Target World Challenge, an unofficial event in the USA hosted by Tiger Woods, whilst this is not a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event it marked Harrington's first win in the United States.[16] His winning form continued into the new year winning the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe
Europe
in May 2003.[17] With these two wins Harrington finished third on the 2003 European Tour Order of Merit.[10] Harrington won a further two events on the European tour in 2004 at the Omega Hong Kong Open
Omega Hong Kong Open
in December 2003[18] and the Linde German Masters in September 2004.[19] Harrington finished the season 3rd on the European Tour's Order of Merit, this was the 4th consecutive year in which he was within the year end top-5 and the 6th consecutive year in the top-10.[10] Harrington once again qualified for the 2004 Ryder Cup, hosted at Oakland Hills Country Club
Oakland Hills Country Club
where he was part of a European team that defeated the United States
United States
by the largest winning margin by a European team in the history of the event.[20] In 2005 having joined the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
(see below), Harrington played fewer events on the European Tour and experienced his first winless year on the tour since 1999.[10] In 2006 Harrington was once again a winner on the European Tour at the 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, this was his second links golf win having also won the event in 2002 and was a prelude for his future Open Championship success.[21] Following this Harrington won the 2006 European Tour Order of Merit,[10] coming after a titanic battle with Paul Casey
Paul Casey
and David Howell, which was won on the last hole of the last event. Sergio García bogeyed the 72nd hole in the season ending Volvo Masters to give Harrington a share of second place which earned him enough money to leapfrog Paul Casey
Paul Casey
to 1st place on the Order of Merit.[22] In 2007 Harrington won his home open, The Irish Open for the first time, in doing so Harrington became the first home winner of the Irish Open for 25 years.[23] Harrington won the European Tour Golfer of the Year award in 2007 and 2008. In both 2003 and 2004 he was the runner up in The Players Championship, and in the latter year he won enough money on the PGA Tour as a non-member to earn an invitation to the end of season Tour Championship. PGA Tour[edit] He took membership of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
in 2005 and in March he won his first PGA Tour
PGA Tour
official money event at the Honda Classic, where he beat Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
and Joe Ogilvie in a sudden-death playoff. In late June, Harrington snatched the Barclays Classic
Barclays Classic
from Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk
with a spectacular 65-foot (20 m) eagle putt on the final hole for his second PGA Tour
PGA Tour
win. Two weeks later his father died from oesophageal cancer on 11 July, the Monday night preceding the 2005 Open Championship, forcing Harrington's withdrawal. Harrington has spent a considerable amount of time both in the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking (over 300 weeks between 2001 and 2010[24][25]) and achieved his best ranking of third following his second Open Championship
Open Championship
victory. He has also played for Europe
Europe
in six Ryder Cups; 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[edit]

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, 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, it was unclear if he would get a chance to defend his Open title at Royal Birkdale
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
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. 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.[26] 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
Tommy Armour
in 1930), and was the first winner from Ireland. Aside from 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
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
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. 2009: First winless year for a decade[edit] 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&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as the Northern Trust Open
Northern Trust Open
on the PGA Tour. He finished tied-11th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Arnold Palmer Invitational
in what would be one of his better results in the early part of 2009. He arrived at the 2009 Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
hoping to join Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
and Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
as the only players to win three consecutive professional majors. Harrington started with a 3-under-par first round, but eventually faded over the weekend, finishing tied for 35th place. His struggles continued in the succeeding months, as he missed the cut at five of his next six events, including The 3 Irish Open
The 3 Irish Open
and the U.S. Open. It was during this period that he announced that he was working on swing changes with coach Bob Torrance. Harrington arrived at The Open Championship
The Open Championship
at Turnberry hoping to complete a hat-trick of Open wins, a feat that has only been achieved since the 1880s by Peter Thomson. He ended up finishing tied for 65th place. At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
he was involved in a final day head-to-head between himself and World number one Tiger Woods. Harrington led by one shot playing the 16th hole, but he racked up a triple-bogey to Woods' birdie and he finished in joint 2nd place. The following week Harrington, the defending champion, played the first two rounds with Woods at the PGA Championship. He shot a first round 68, ending one shot behind the leader Woods. Rounds of 73 and 69 left him two shots behind Woods. He was in contention in the final round, until he made an 8 at the par-3 8th hole. He ended in a tie for 10th. He finished in the top-10 in all four FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
playoff events, before further top-10s in Europe
Europe
and the States before the end of the season. He ended the year winless on the European and PGA Tours for the first time since 1999. 2010–present[edit]

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. 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&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am where he finished joint top of the Pro-Am leaderboard, alongside partner J.P. McManus, with Brian Harman and Greg Ontiveros. Harrington also enjoyed a good finish in the overall tournament with a tied for seventh finish. In March 2012, Harrington shot a 61 in the first round of the Transitions Championship to set a new course record at the Copperhead Course. This was also Harrington's lowest ever round on the PGA Tour. He could not maintain his brilliant first day's play over the remaining three rounds though and finished in a tie for 20th place. In April 2012, at the first major of the year, The Masters, Harrington shot five under for the last six holes in his third round to close to within three shots of the lead. In the final round, he shot a level par round of 72 to finish tied for 8th. It was Harrington's first top-10 finish in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship. At the 2012 U.S. Open, Harrington was in contention to win a fourth major championship, when rounds of 74-70-71 on the first three days got him into contention on Sunday. After bogeying two of the first six holes, Harrington preceded to play the stretch from hole 7–17 in 5-under-par to find himself two behind the leader. Needing a birdie at the last to finish ahead of the clubhouse leader Michael Thompson, Harrington took the pin on at the 18th and found a plugged lie in the greenside bunker, which resulted in a bogey finish at 3-over-par. Ultimately this did not cost him the championship as he finished two shots behind Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson
on 1-over-par. Harrington later stated that he thought he had to birdie the last to get to 1-over-par as the reason for taking such an aggressive line on the 18th. He eventually finished in a tie for fourth place, which represented his best showing at a U.S. Open. In October 2012 Harrington won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf
PGA Grand Slam of Golf
despite having not won a major championship during the year, having been a late replacement for Open champion Ernie Els.[27] Harrington endured difficult 2013 and 2014 seasons finishing outside of the top 60 on the European Tour Race to Dubai in both years and outside of the top 130 on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
in both years. During this period his Official World Golf Ranking fell to an 18-year low of 385 as of 1 December 2014.[28] In December 2014 he won the Bank BRI Indonesia Open on the Asian Tour for his first official win for 4 years.[29] In March 2015, Harrington won his first title on the European or PGA Tours in seven years at the Honda Classic. He defeated rookie Daniel Berger on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff.[30] Harrington had started the 2014–15 season without full playing privileges after finishing 188th in the FedEx Cup. Harrington was the second consecutive player ranked 297th in the world to win on the PGA Tour, after James Hahn won the Northern Trust Open
Northern Trust Open
the week before.[31][32] The victory qualified Harrington for the Masters having missed out on the event in 2014 for the first time since he made his debut in 2000. This also moved him back into the world's top 100. In August 2016, Harrington represented Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing in a tie for the 21st place. On 23 October 2016, Harrington won the Portugal Masters
Portugal Masters
by one stroke. It was his first win on the European Tour since 2008.[33] Personal life[edit] Harrington has known his wife Caroline since childhood. They were married in 1997 and have two sons: Patrick, born in 2003, and Ciarán, born in November 2007.[34] Harrington is a distant cousin of 1995 World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker
champion and author Dan Harrington
Dan Harrington
and former NFL
NFL
quarterback Joey Harrington.[35] Harrington's given name "Pádraig" is the Irish Language
Irish Language
version of the name Patrick, which is in common usage in Ireland. His four older brothers have Irish names as well (Tadhg, Columb, Fintan, and Fergal). Harrington's caddy since 2004 is Ronan Flood. Flood married Susie Gregan, the sister of Pádraig's wife, in 2007. After leaving school, Harrington mixed amateur golf with studying Accounting. He passed his final exams in 1994 to gain admittance to ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Harrington has undergone laser eye surgery in a bid to improve his game.[36][37] Charity work[edit] Harrington became a Global Ambassador for Special
Special
Olympics, the world's largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, in May 2010. He has conducted a number of golf clinics for Special Olympics
Special Olympics
athletes and coaches.[citation needed] 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[edit]

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

Professional wins (31)[edit] European Tour wins (15)[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

6 24 Nov 2002 (2003 season) BMW Asian Open1 −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

8 7 Dec 2003 (2004 season) Omega Hong Kong Open1 −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, Edward Loar, Anthony Wall

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

12 22 Jul 2007 The Open Championship −7 (69-73-68-67=277) Playoff Sergio García

13 20 Jul 2008 The Open Championship
The Open Championship
(2) +3 (74-68-72-69=283) 4 strokes Ian Poulter

14 10 Aug 2008 PGA Championship −3 (71-74-66-66=277) 2 strokes 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, 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 Lost to birdie on third extra hole

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

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

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

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

8 2007 The Open Championship Sergio García Won four-hole aggregate playoff Harrington (3-3-4-5=15), García (5-3-4-4=16)

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins (6)[edit]

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, Joe Ogilvie

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

3 22 Jul 2007 The Open Championship −7 (69-73-68-67=277) Playoff Sergio García

4 20 Jul 2008 The Open Championship
The Open Championship
(2) +3 (74-68-72-69=283) 4 strokes Ian Poulter

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

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

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
playoff record (3–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result

1 2004 Buick Classic 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 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)[edit]

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

Asian Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up

1 24 Nov 2002 BMW Asian Open1 −15 (66-70-68-69=273) 1 stroke Jyoti Randhawa

2 7 Dec 2003 Omega Hong Kong Open1 −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)[edit]

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

Major championships[edit] Wins (3)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up

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

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

2008 PGA Championship 3 shot deficit −3 (71-74-66-66=277) 2 strokes 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[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999

Masters Tournament

U.S. Open

CUT T32

The Open Championship T18 T5 CUT 29

PGA Championship

CUT

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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 T20 T37 T5 T22 CUT

CUT 1 1 T65

PGA Championship T58

T17 T29 T45 CUT CUT T42 1 T10

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Masters Tournament CUT CUT T8 CUT

CUT

U.S. Open T22 T45 T4 T21

The Open Championship CUT CUT T39 T54 CUT T20 T36 CUT

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[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made

Masters Tournament 0 0 0 2 4 6 15 9

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

The Open Championship 2 0 0 4 4 8 21 14

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[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Accenture Match Play Championship

R64 R64 R64 R32 QF R32 QF R32 R32

Cadillac Championship T30 T5 NT1 21 T6 T6 67 T17 T19

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

R64

Cadillac Championship T20 T3 T10

T39

Bridgestone Invitational T2 T9 T59

T70

HSBC Champions T25 T16

1Cancelled due to terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001   Top 10   Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = tied NT = No tournament Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009. Team appearances[edit] Amateur

Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1991, 1993, 1995 (winners) St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1992 (winners), 1994 (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[edit]

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 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 & Paul McGinley) 2005 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award 2006 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award 2007 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award, RTÉ Sports Person of the Year 2008 Texaco Ireland Sportstar Golf Award, Irish Golf Writers Professional of the Year Award, RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

See also[edit]

List of golfers with most European Tour wins List of golfers with most PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins List of men's major championships winning golfers List of people on stamps of Ireland Golf in Ireland

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External links[edit]

Official website Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
at the European Tour official site Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
at the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
official site Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
at the Japan Golf Tour official site Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
at the Official World Golf Ranking official site Irish Examiner.com – "The making of a Major champion" – 28 July 2007

Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
in the major championships

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The Open Championship
The Open Championship
champions

1860 Willie Park Sr. 1861 Tom Morris Sr. 1862 Tom Morris Sr. 1863 Willie Park Sr. 1864 Tom Morris Sr. 1865 Andrew Strath 1866 Willie Park Sr. 1867 Tom Morris Sr. 1868 Tom Morris Jr. 1869 Tom Morris Jr. 1870 Tom Morris Jr. 1871 No championship 1872 Tom Morris Jr. 1873 Tom Kidd 1874 Mungo Park 1875 Willie Park Sr. 1876 Bob Martin† 1877 Jamie Anderson 1878 Jamie Anderson 1879 Jamie Anderson 1880 Bob Ferguson 1881 Bob Ferguson 1882 Bob Ferguson 1883 Willie Fernie† 1884 Jack Simpson 1885 Bob Martin 1886 David Brown 1887 Willie Park Jr. 1888 Jack Burns 1889 Willie Park Jr.† 1890 John Ball# 1891 Hugh Kirkaldy 1892 Harold Hilton# 1893 William Auchterlonie 1894 John Henry Taylor 1895 John Henry Taylor 1896 Harry Vardon† 1897 Harold Hilton# 1898 Harry Vardon 1899 Harry Vardon 1900 John Henry Taylor 1901 James Braid 1902 Sandy Herd 1903 Harry Vardon 1904 Jack White 1905 James Braid 1906 James Braid 1907 Arnaud Massy 1908 James Braid 1909 John Henry Taylor 1910 James Braid 1911 Harry Vardon† 1912‡ Edward Ray 1913 John Henry Taylor 1914 Harry Vardon 1915–19 No Championships due to World War I 1920 George Duncan 1921 Jock Hutchison† 1922 Walter Hagen 1923 Arthur Havers 1924 Walter Hagen 1925 Jim Barnes 1926 Bobby Jones# 1927‡ Bobby Jones# 1928 Walter Hagen 1929 Walter Hagen 1930 Bobby Jones# 1931 Tommy Armour 1932‡ Gene Sarazen 1933 Denny Shute† 1934‡ Henry Cotton 1935 Alf Perry 1936 Alf Padgham 1937 Henry Cotton 1938 Reg Whitcombe 1939 Dick Burton 1940–45 No Championships due to World War II 1946 Sam Snead 1947 Fred Daly 1948 Henry Cotton 1949 Bobby Locke† 1950 Bobby Locke 1951 Max Faulkner 1952 Bobby Locke 1953 Ben Hogan 1954 Peter Thomson 1955 Peter Thomson 1956 Peter Thomson 1957 Bobby Locke 1958 Peter Thomson† 1959 Gary Player 1960 Kel Nagle 1961 Arnold Palmer 1962 Arnold Palmer 1963 Bob Charles† 1964 Tony Lema 1965 Peter Thomson 1966 Jack Nicklaus 1967 Roberto De Vicenzo 1968 Gary Player 1969 Tony Jacklin 1970 Jack Nicklaus† 1971 Lee Trevino 1972 Lee Trevino 1973‡ Tom Weiskopf 1974 Gary Player 1975 Tom Watson† 1976 Johnny Miller 1977 Tom Watson 1978 Jack Nicklaus 1979 Seve Ballesteros 1980 Tom Watson 1981 Bill Rogers 1982 Tom Watson 1983 Tom Watson 1984 Seve Ballesteros 1985 Sandy Lyle 1986 Greg Norman 1987 Nick Faldo 1988 Seve Ballesteros 1989 Mark Calcavecchia† 1990 Nick Faldo 1991 Ian Baker-Finch 1992 Nick Faldo 1993 Greg Norman 1994 Nick Price 1995 John Daly† 1996 Tom Lehman 1997 Justin Leonard 1998 Mark O'Meara† 1999 Paul Lawrie† 2000 Tiger Woods 2001 David Duval 2002 Ernie Els† 2003 Ben Curtis 2004 Todd Hamilton† 2005‡ Tiger Woods 2006 Tiger Woods 2007 Pádraig Harrington† 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Stewart Cink† 2010 Louis Oosthuizen 2011 Darren Clarke 2012 Ernie Els 2013 Phil Mickelson 2014‡ Rory McIlroy 2015 Zach Johnson† 2016 Henrik Stenson 2017 Jordan Spieth

† indicates the event was won in a playoff; ‡ indicates the event was won wire-to-wire in 72-holes; # indicates the event was won by an amateur

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PGA Championship
PGA Championship
champions

Match play era

1916 Jim Barnes 1917–18 Cancelled due to World War I 1919 Jim Barnes 1920 Jock Hutchison 1921 Walter Hagen 1922 Gene Sarazen 1923 Gene Sarazen 1924 Walter Hagen 1925 Walter Hagen 1926 Walter Hagen 1927 Walter Hagen 1928 Leo Diegel 1929 Leo Diegel 1930 Tommy Armour 1931 Tom Creavy 1932 Olin Dutra 1933 Gene Sarazen 1934 Paul Runyan 1935 Johnny Revolta 1936 Denny Shute 1937 Denny Shute 1938 Paul Runyan 1939 Henry Picard 1940 Byron Nelson 1941 Vic Ghezzi 1942 Sam Snead 1943 Cancelled due to World War II 1944 Bob Hamilton 1945 Byron Nelson 1946 Ben Hogan 1947 Jim Ferrier 1948 Ben Hogan 1949 Sam Snead 1950 Chandler Harper 1951 Sam Snead 1952 Jim Turnesa 1953 Walter Burkemo 1954 Chick Harbert 1955 Doug Ford 1956 Jack Burke Jr. 1957 Lionel Hebert

Stroke play era

1958 Dow Finsterwald 1959 Bob Rosburg 1960 Jay Hebert 1961 Jerry Barber† 1962 Gary Player 1963 Jack Nicklaus 1964‡ Bobby Nichols 1965 Dave Marr 1966 Al Geiberger 1967 Don January† 1968 Julius Boros 1969‡ Raymond Floyd 1970 Dave Stockton 1971 Jack Nicklaus 1972 Gary Player 1973 Jack Nicklaus 1974 Lee Trevino 1975 Jack Nicklaus 1976 Dave Stockton 1977 Lanny Wadkins† 1978 John Mahaffey† 1979 David Graham† 1980 Jack Nicklaus 1981 Larry Nelson 1982‡ Raymond Floyd 1983‡ Hal Sutton 1984 Lee Trevino 1985 Hubert Green 1986 Bob Tway 1987 Larry Nelson† 1988 Jeff Sluman 1989 Payne Stewart 1990 Wayne Grady 1991 John Daly 1992 Nick Price 1993 Paul Azinger† 1994 Nick Price 1995 Steve Elkington† 1996 Mark Brooks† 1997 Davis Love III 1998 Vijay Singh 1999 Tiger Woods 2000‡ Tiger Woods† 2001 David Toms 2002 Rich Beem 2003 Shaun Micheel 2004 Vijay Singh† 2005 Phil Mickelson 2006 Tiger Woods 2007 Tiger Woods 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Y. E. Yang 2010 Martin Kaymer† 2011 Keegan Bradley† 2012 Rory McIlroy 2013 Jason Dufner 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Jason Day 2016 Jimmy Walker 2017 Justin Thomas

† indicates the event was won in a playoff; ‡ indicates the event was won wire-to-wire

Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
awards and achievements

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PGA and PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Players of the Year

PGA Players of the Year

1948 Ben Hogan 1949 Sam Snead 1950 Ben Hogan 1951 Ben Hogan 1952 Julius Boros 1953 Ben Hogan 1954 Ed Furgol 1955 Doug Ford 1956 Jack Burke Jr. 1957 Dick Mayer 1958 Dow Finsterwald 1959 Art Wall Jr. 1960 Arnold Palmer 1961 Jerry Barber 1962 Arnold Palmer 1963 Julius Boros 1964 Ken Venturi 1965 Dave Marr 1966 Billy Casper 1967 Jack Nicklaus 1968 No award 1969 Orville Moody 1970 Billy Casper 1971 Lee Trevino 1972 Jack Nicklaus 1973 Jack Nicklaus 1974 Johnny Miller 1975 Jack Nicklaus 1976 Jack Nicklaus 1977 Tom Watson 1978 Tom Watson 1979 Tom Watson 1980 Tom Watson 1981 Bill Rogers 1982 Tom Watson 1983 Hal Sutton 1984 Tom Watson 1985 Lanny Wadkins 1986 Bob Tway 1987 Paul Azinger 1988 Curtis Strange 1989 Tom Kite 1990 Nick Faldo 1991 Corey Pavin 1992 Fred Couples 1993 Nick Price 1994 Nick Price 1995 Greg Norman 1996 Tom Lehman 1997 Tiger Woods 1998 Mark O'Meara 1999 Tiger Woods 2000 Tiger Woods 2001 Tiger Woods 2002 Tiger Woods 2003 Tiger Woods 2004 Vijay Singh 2005 Tiger Woods 2006 Tiger Woods 2007 Tiger Woods 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Tiger Woods 2010 Jim Furyk 2011 Luke Donald 2012 Rory McIlroy 2013 Tiger Woods 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Jordan Spieth 2016 Dustin Johnson 2017 Justin Thomas

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Players of the Year

1990 Wayne Levi 1991 Fred Couples 1992 Fred Couples 1993 Nick Price 1994 Nick Price 1995 Greg Norman 1996 Tom Lehman 1997 Tiger Woods 1998 Mark O'Meara 1999 Tiger Woods 2000 Tiger Woods 2001 Tiger Woods 2002 Tiger Woods 2003 Tiger Woods 2004 Vijay Singh 2005 Tiger Woods 2006 Tiger Woods 2007 Tiger Woods 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Tiger Woods 2010 Jim Furyk 2011 Luke Donald 2012 Rory McIlroy 2013 Tiger Woods 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Jordan Spieth 2016 Dustin Johnson 2017 Justin Thomas

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European Tour Order of Merit and Race to Dubai winners

1971 Peter Oosterhuis 1972 Peter Oosterhuis 1973 Peter Oosterhuis 1974 Peter Oosterhuis 1975 Dale Hayes 1976 Seve Ballesteros 1977 Seve Ballesteros 1978 Seve Ballesteros 1979 Sandy Lyle 1980 Sandy Lyle 1981 Bernhard Langer 1982 Greg Norman 1983 Nick Faldo 1984 Bernhard Langer 1985 Sandy Lyle 1986 Seve Ballesteros 1987 Ian Woosnam 1988 Seve Ballesteros 1989 Ronan Rafferty 1990 Ian Woosnam 1991 Seve Ballesteros 1992 Nick Faldo 1993 Colin Montgomerie 1994 Colin Montgomerie 1995 Colin Montgomerie 1996 Colin Montgomerie 1997 Colin Montgomerie 1998 Colin Montgomerie 1999 Colin Montgomerie 2000 Lee Westwood 2001 Retief Goosen 2002 Retief Goosen 2003 Ernie Els 2004 Ernie Els 2005 Colin Montgomerie 2006 Pádraig Harrington 2007 Justin Rose 2008 Robert Karlsson 2009 Lee Westwood 2010 Martin Kaymer 2011 Luke Donald 2012 Rory McIlroy 2013 Henrik Stenson 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Rory McIlroy 2016 Henrik Stenson

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European Tour Golfer of the Year

1985 Bernhard Langer 1986 Seve Ballesteros 1987 Ian Woosnam 1988 Seve Ballesteros 1989 Nick Faldo 1990 Nick Faldo 1991 Seve Ballesteros 1992 Nick Faldo 1993 Bernhard Langer 1994 Ernie Els 1995 Colin Montgomerie 1996 Colin Montgomerie 1997 Colin Montgomerie 1998 Lee Westwood 1999 Colin Montgomerie 2000 Lee Westwood 2001 Retief Goosen 2002 Ernie Els 2003 Ernie Els 2004 Vijay Singh 2005 Michael Campbell 2006 Paul Casey 2007 Pádraig Harrington 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Lee Westwood 2010 Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer
& Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell
(shared) 2011 Luke Donald 2012 Rory McIlroy 2013 Henrik Stenson 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Rory McIlroy 2016 Henrik Stenson 2017 Sergio García

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RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
winners

1985 Barry McGuigan 1986 Sean Kelly 1987 Stephen Roche 1988 Eamonn Darcy, Ronan Rafferty & Des Smyth 1989 Christy O'Connor Jnr 1990 Packie Bonner 1991 Ralph Keyes 1992 Michael Carruth 1993 Sonia O'Sullivan 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan 1995 Sonia O'Sullivan 1996 Michelle Smith 1997 Ken Doherty 1998 Sonia O'Sullivan 1999 Roy Keane 2000 Sonia O'Sullivan 2001 Mick McCarthy 2002 Pádraig Harrington 2003 Barry Geraghty 2004 Ronan O'Gara 2005 Seán Óg Ó hAilpín 2006 Henry Shefflin 2007 Pádraig Harrington 2008 Pádraig Harrington 2009 Brian O'Driscoll 2010 Graeme McDowell 2011 Rory McIlroy 2012 Katie Taylor 2013 Tony McCoy 2014 Rory McIlroy 2015 Michael Conlan 2016 Conor McGregor 2017 James McClean

Pádraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington
in the Ryder Cup

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 1999

Darren Clarke Andrew Coltart Sergio García Pádraig Harrington Miguel Ángel Jiménez Paul Lawrie Colin Montgomerie José María Olazábal Jesper Parnevik Jarmo Sandelin Jean van de Velde Lee Westwood

Mark James (non-playing captain)

Lost: 13.5 – 14.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2002

Thomas Bjørn Darren Clarke Niclas Fasth Pierre Fulke Sergio García Pádraig Harrington Bernhard Langer Paul McGinley Colin Montgomerie Jesper Parnevik Phillip Price Lee Westwood

Sam Torrance
Sam Torrance
(non-playing captain)

Won: 15.5 – 12.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2004

Paul Casey Darren Clarke Luke Donald Sergio García Pádraig Harrington David Howell Miguel Ángel Jiménez Thomas Levet Paul McGinley Colin Montgomerie Ian Poulter Lee Westwood

Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer
(non-playing captain)

Won: 18.5 – 9.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2006

Paul Casey Darren Clarke Luke Donald Sergio García Pádraig Harrington David Howell Robert Karlsson Paul McGinley Colin Montgomerie José María Olazábal Henrik Stenson Lee Westwood

Ian Woosnam
Ian Woosnam
(non-playing captain)

Won: 18.5 – 9.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2008

Paul Casey Sergio García Søren Hansen Pádraig Harrington Miguel Ángel Jiménez Robert Karlsson Graeme McDowell Ian Poulter Justin Rose Henrik Stenson Lee Westwood Oliver Wilson

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo
(non-playing captain)

Lost: 11.5 – 16.5

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European Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
team – 2010

Luke Donald Ross Fisher Peter Hanson Pádraig Harrington Miguel Ángel Jiménez Martin Kaymer Graeme McDowell Rory McIlroy Edoardo Molinari Francesco Molinari Ian Poulter Lee Westwood

Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie
(non-playing captain)

Won: 14.5 – 13.5

Authority control

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