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Ireland celebrates as Harrington ends Europe's drought

Padraig Harrington proudly flew his national colors during his victory celebration. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

All of Ireland -- heck, all of Europe -- rejoiced when Padraig Harrington broke Europe's eight-year major championship drought and became the first Irishman to claim the Claret Jug since 1947. And now that he's got one major in his pocket, he promptly announced that he's eager to win more.

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