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Padraig Harrington

  • Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
  • Residence: Dublin, Ireland
  • Birthdate: August 31, 1971
  • Age: 35?
  • Turned Pro: 1995
  • Eligibility Code: 4, 8

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Player Notes

Ended Europe's eight-year search for a Major Champion when he beat Sergio Garcia in a four hole play-off for The 136th Open Championship at Carnoustie. In the process 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 season, he broke a 25 year barren spell for the home nation in the Irish Open, defeating Bradley Dredge at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in a play-off to emulate the feat 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 at the Volvo Masters where he edged Ryder Cup teammate Paul Casey to the Order of Merit title by ???35,252. A second Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title in October had propelled him into the Order of Merit race, and he overtook Casey at Valderrama to win the Order of Merit for the first time, having finished second in 2001 and 2002, and third in 2003 and 2004. Played his part in the record equalling 18 ? - 9 ? defeat of the USA at The Ryder Cup in his home country. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 1999, and was a vital member of the victorious European Teams in 2002 and 2004, as well as 2006. Became the first Irishman to win a US PGA Tour event at the 2005 Honda Classic and followed that with a second success at the 2005 Barclays Classic. Teamed up with Paul McGinley at Kiawah Island in 1997 to win the World Cup for Ireland for the first time in 39 years. Completed an accountancy degree before turning professional. Coached for the past 11 years by Bob Torrance and regularly travels up to Largs in Scotland to visit Torrance at his home. Completed an accountancy degree before turning professional. . . Undertakes a strict fitness regime and insists that he is now fitter than ever. . . Won 1995 Irish Open Amateur Championship, he played on the Walker Cup Team in 1991, '93 and '95. Got onto the Ryder Cup Team in 1999 by making a putt on the final round of the final day of qualifying. Also member of the 2002,? 2004 & 2006 Ryder Cup Team.

Career Victories

European Tour
12 - 1996 Peugeot Open De Espana, 2000 Brazil 500 Years Open, BBVA Open Turespana Madrid, 2001 Volvo Masters Andalucia, 2002 Dunhill Links Championship, 2003 BMW Asian Open, Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC, 2004 Omega Hong Kong Open, Linde German Masters, 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, 2007 Irish Open, British Open

PGA Tour
3 - 2005 Honda Classic, Barclays Classic, 2007 British Open

Other
1998 Irish PGA Championship, 2002 Target World Challenge. 2006 Dunlop Phoenix

Career Summary

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.39 (ranked T-12th); money ???399,034 or ?GBP 285,024 (ranked 11th); winner, Peugeot Open de Espana.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.63 (ranked 11th); money ???544,575 or ?GBP 388,982 (ranked 8th); best finish 2nd, Volvo Masters.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked T-26th); money ???291,220 or ?GBP 208,014 (ranked 29th); best? finish T2nd, German Open.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked 9th); money ???855,162 or ?GBP 610,830 (ranked 7th); best finish 2nd five times at the Fiat and Fila Italian Open, BMW International Open, Linde German Masters, Volvo Masters and the West of Ireland Golf Classic.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.33 (ranked 6th); money ???1,350,921 or ?GBP 803,426 (ranked 7th); winner Brazil Sao Paulo 500 years Open and BBVA Open Turespana Madrid.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 26 ; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 2; money $491,812 (ranked 107th - unofficial); best finish T5th at the U.S. Open and American Express Championship

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.60 / (n/a); driving distance - 275.0 / (n/a); driving accuracy -65.9% / (n/a); GIR - 53.8% / (n/a); putting - 1.718 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.62 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 94; sand saves - 66.0% / (n/a); scrambling - 57.9% / (n/a); all-around rank -? / (n/a).

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.23 (ranked 1st); money ???2,090,166 or ?GBP 1,299,579 (ranked 2nd); winner Volvo Masters Andalucia.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 30 ; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 1; money $348,425 (ranked 145th-unofficial); best finish T-6th at the Buick Open.

2002 Notes
At the end of the Year, won the unofficial Target World Challenge

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.72 (ranked 1st); money ???2,334,655 or ?GBP 1,488,606 (ranked 2nd); winner Dunhill Links Championship.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 32 ; in money - 9; top-10 finishes - 4; money $924,847 (ranked 69th - unofficial); best finish T-5 at the Masters and British Open

2002 Stats
Scoring - 69.59 / (n/a); driving distance - 282.1 / (n/a); driving accuracy -67.6% / (n/a); GIR - 61.3% / (N/A1); putting - 1.718 / (n/a); birdie average - 3.81 per rd / (n/a) / total birdies - 122; sand saves - 64.0% / (n/a); all-around rank -? / (n/a)

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.46 (ranked 8th); money ???1,555,623 or ?GBP 1,084,594 (ranked 3rd); winner BMW Asian Open, Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
? Tournaments entered - 11; Rounds Played - 36; in money - 9; top -10 Finishes - 0;? money $1,239,235? Rank (57th - unofficial); Best finish: T-2nd at the The Players Championship.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.21 (ranked 35th); money ???1,910,394 or ?GBP 1,321,085 (ranked 3rd); winner Omega Hong Kong Open, Linde German Masters.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
? Tournaments entered - 12; Rounds Played - 42; in money - 11; top -10 Finishes - 5;? money $1,882,276? Rank (31st); Best finish: 2nd at the The Players Championship & Buick Classic.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.48 (ranked 5th); money ???2,489,337 or ?GBP 1,667,618 (ranked 1st); best finish T2nd Omega Hong Kong Open.

2006 Notes
Six top-25 finishes

2006 PGA Tour Summary
? Tournaments entered - 15; Rounds Played - 50; in money - 12; top -10 Finishes - 3;? money $1,339,675? Rank (68th); Best finish: T-2 at the Booz Allen Classic

2006 Stats
? Scoring - 70.33 / (26th); Driving Distance - 294.7 / (60th); Driving Accuracy - 66.1% / (59th); GIR - 65.2% / (109th); Putting - 1.758 / (41st); Birdie Average - 3.72 per rd / (40th) / Total Birdies - 186; Sand Saves - 52.8% / (51st); All-Around Rank - 556 / (30th)

PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; Rounds Played - 48; in money - 11; top -10 Finishes - 4;? money $2,615,731.00? Rank (14th); Best finish: Win at the Honda Classic & Barclays Classic.

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