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Padraig Harrington

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Start Position
35
Current Position
To Par: +2
Total Strokes: 75 - 71 : 146
T108   T73
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
  • Residence: Dublin, Ireland
  • Age: 38
  • Turned Pro: 1995

PGA TOUR Victories

(5) 2005,The Honda Classic, Barclays Classic. 2007,British Open Championship. 2008,British Open Championship, PGA Championship.

International Victories

(16): 1996 Peugeot Spanish Open. 1998 Irish PGA. 2000 Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open, BBVA Open Turespana Masters Comunidad de Madrid. 2001 Volvo Masters. 2002 dunhill links championship [Eur], BMW Asian Open. 2003 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe [Eur], Omega Hong Kong Open [Eur]. 2004 Linde German Masters [Eur], Irish PGA. 2005 Irish PGA. 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship [Eur], Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 2007 Irish Open [Eur]. 2008 Irish PGA.

Other Victories

(1): 2002 Target World Challenge.

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$752,785 (36)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T3-- World Golf Championships-CA Championship. T8-- Transitions Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 2, Transitions Championship.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Posted first top-10 of season with T3 at World Golf Championships-CA Championship despite final-round 72...Held one-stroke 36-hole lead at Transitions Championship after 69-65 start. A pair of weekend 72s dropped him to T8. Earlier in the week, made an appearance for tournament sponsor Transitions on Monday and then attended a St. Patrick's Day event at The White House in Washington DC on Wednesday.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- The Honda Classic, Barclays Classic, British Open Championship, British Open Championship, PGA Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Failed to win on TOUR for the first time since 2006, but finished No. 7 in the FedExCup standings...Recorded the first top-10 finish of the season at the Bridgestone Invitational, his best finish in 30 World Golf Championships starts. That began a streak of six straight top-10 finishes to finish the year. Held the lead the first three rounds, including a three-stroke advantage over Tiger Woods heading into the final round. Led by one through 15 holes on Sunday before a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 16th, after Woods made a birdie, dropped him to a T2 finish...T10 as the defending champion at the PGA Championship. Was in contention early in the final round, one shot out of the lead, when he hit two balls in the water and made an 8 on the par-3 eighth hole...Finished T2 at The Barclays, one stroke back of winner Heath Slocum, at 8-under, playing the back nine in 10-under for the week while ranking T1 in Putts Per Round (26). Jumped from 66th to 14th in FedExCup standings after the first PGA TOUR Playoffs event...T4 at Deutsche Bank Championship marked his fourth consecutive top-10 and moved from 14th to seventh in FedExCup standings. One of three players (also Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank) to shoot four rounds in the 60s...Continued upward climb with a T6 at the BMW Championship. Jumped from 142nd in FedExCup standings (prior to Bridgestone Invitational) to sixth entering THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Solid performance at East Lake GC, posting rounds of 67-69-71-69 to finish T4, capping off six straight top-10 finishes to finish the year. Entering THE TOUR Championship, had made a double bogey or worse in 13 consecutive starts, dating back to the Arnold Palmer Invitational in late March. Didn't make a double bogey at East Lake.

Career Highlights

2009: Failed to win on TOUR for the first time since 2006, but finished No. 7 in the FedExCup standings...Recorded the first top-10 finish of the season at the Bridgestone Invitational, his best finish in 30 World Golf Championships starts. That began a streak of six straight top-10 finishes to finish the year. Held the lead the first three rounds, including a three-stroke advantage over Tiger Woods heading into the final round. Led by one through 15 holes on Sunday before a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 16th, after Woods made a birdie, dropped him to a T2 finish...T10 as the defending champion at the PGA Championship. Was in contention early in the final round, one shot out of the lead, when he hit two balls in the water and made an 8 on the par-3 eighth hole...Finished T2 at The Barclays, one stroke back of winner Heath Slocum, at 8-under, playing the back nine in 10-under for the week while ranking T1 in Putts Per Round (26). Jumped from 66th to 14th in FedExCup standings after the first PGA TOUR Playoffs event...T4 at Deutsche Bank Championship marked his fourth consecutive top-10 and moved from 14th to seventh in FedExCup standings. One of three players (also Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank) to shoot four rounds in the 60s...Continued upward climb with a T6 at the BMW Championship. Jumped from 142nd in FedExCup standings (prior to Bridgestone Invitational) to sixth entering THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola...Solid performance at East Lake GC, posting rounds of 67-69-71-69 to finish T4, capping off six straight top-10 finishes to finish the year. Entering THE TOUR Championship, had made a double bogey or worse in 13 consecutive starts, dating back to the Arnold Palmer Invitational in late March. Didn't make a double bogey at East Lake. 2008: Voted PGA TOUR Player of the Year, the first European player to receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy. Recorded his second career two-win season on TOUR (2005), highlighted by a pair of major championship wins at the British Open and PGA Championship. Surpassed his career best in TOUR earnings with more than $4.3 million; previous best was $2.6 million in 2007...In ninth Masters start, posted third career top-10, a T5 on the strength of 69-72 over the weekend...Posted a 1-under 69 in the final round to become the first European player to repeat at the British Open since James Braid in 1905-1906. Became the 16th player to win in consecutive seasons at the British Open and the sixth to do so since 1951 (with all but Tiger Woods posting one of their back-to-back wins at Royal Birkdale)...Sank a 15-foot par putt on the final green to capture the PGA Championship, his second consecutive major championship victory and his third in the last six majors. Shot 66-66 on the weekend to beat Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis by two strokes, finishing at 3-under-par 277. The key stretch was the final three holes at Oakland Hills on Sunday where Harrington was 1-under and the other two were 1-over. Sank a 12-foot par putt on the par-4 16th, a 10-footer for birdie on the par-3 17th and the decisive par save on the final hole. Victory gave him three titles in his last six starts in majors. 2007: Recorded first career major championship victory on his way to finishing 27th in the FedExCup standings...Beat Bradley Dredge on the first hole of a playoff to capture the Irish Open on the European Tour, becoming the first Irish winner of the event since John O'Leary in 1982...Earned first major championship victory at the British Open at Carnoustie Golf Links in 37th major start at age 35 years, 10 months and nine days, overcoming a double bogey at the 72nd hole and Sergio Garcia in a four-hole aggregate playoff. Posted rounds of 69-73-68 through 54 holes and entered the final round six off Garcia's lead. Was 6-under through 17 holes, but hit into the Barry Burn twice on 18 en route to a double bogey and a 67. After a bogey by Garcia on No. 18 to force a playoff, Harrington took command with a birdie on the first hole and was even par for the four holes, one ahead of Garcia. First European player to win a major championship since Paul Lawrie captured the British Open at same venue in 1999. First Irishman to win the British Open since Fred Daly won at Hoylake in 1947. 2006: Posted three top-10s in 15 starts on TOUR, including a runner-up at the Booz Allen Classic...Won the European Tour Order of Merit for the first time in his 11 years on that tour...Finished fifth at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, his fourth top-10 in nine starts at the U.S. Open. It was his seventh top-10 in a major championship, with a previous-best finish of T5...One week later, finished T2 at the rain-soaked Booz Allen Classic...Posted 0-4-1 record at the Ryder Cup...A win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and a T2 at the season-ending Volvo Masters enabled him to edge Paul Casey for top honors on the European Tour...Birdied second playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods at the Dunlop Phoenix on the Japan Golf Tour in mid-November. 2005: In first year as a fully-exempt player on TOUR, picked up his first TOUR wins and earned more than $2.6 million...Initial victory came in his 63rd career event at The Honda Classic. Came from seven strokes back of Brett Wetterich and Geoff Ogilvy to tie Vijay Singh and Joe Ogilvie at 14-under 274. Sat 15-under through 13 holes but had two bogeys and a birdie over last five holes to be the first of the trio to finish 14-under. After Ogilvie was eliminated on first extra hole, improved his playoff record to 1-1 when Singh missed a 3-footer for par that would have extended the playoff. Final-round 9-under 63 was a TOUR career best and the seven-stroke comeback was the largest in the history of The Honda Classic...After missing two consecutive cuts for the first time in his TOUR career, earned second victory of the season in June at the Barclays Classic, draining a 66-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole to defeat Jim Furyk by one stroke. Entered the final round tied for the lead with Furyk at 9-under after opening 71-65-68. Quickly fell behind after starting the day 3-over through the first three holes with two three-putts. After rebounding with an eagle on No. 9, fell off the pace once again with consecutive bogeys at Nos. 11 and 12. Duo entered 72nd hole tied after consecutive bogeys by Furyk. Harrington reached the green in two with a 3-iron from 219 yards and drained the long eagle putt for final-round 70 and a one-stroke victory. 2004: Irishman split time between the PGA TOUR (12 events) and the European Tour (13)...Finished No. 1 on the non-member list on the TOUR and No. 3 on the European Tour's Volvo Order of Merit...Earned second consecutive runner-up finish at THE PLAYERS Championship, one stroke behind champion Adam Scott. Shot a final-round, 6-under-par 66 that included a back-nine 30, the first 30 posted on the back nine since Taylor Smith did so in the first round in 1997...Posted an ace on the par-3 16th hole on Sunday at the Masters en route to a T13 finish. Also captured the annual Par-3 Contest on Wednesday...In late May, became a Special Temporary Member of the TOUR for the remainder of season...Was part of a three-man playoff with Sergio Garcia and Rory Sabbatini at the Buick Classic. Garcia won on the third extra hole...Won the Linde German Masters on the European Tour in September and a week later was a member of the winning European Ryder Cup Team...As non-member had enough earnings to be included in the season-ending TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola as a 31st player, where he finished 14th. 2003: Solo 36-hole leader at THE PLAYERS by two strokes over eventual champion Davis Love III and defending champion Craig Perks. Third-round 70 gave him share of lead with Jay Haas. Final-round 72 good for T2 finish...Joined the TOUR as a Special Temporary Member after collecting $572,000 at THE PLAYERS...Posted seventh career European Tour victory at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open and had two other top-10 finishes. 2002: Finished in the top-10 in three of the four majors -- T5 at the Masters, T8 at the U.S. Open and T5 at British Open....Earned two points for the victorious European Team at the Ryder Cup, including a singles victory over Mark Calcavecchia...Won the Dunhill Links Championship in October with a birdie on the last hole at St. Andrews and then the second playoff hole to beat Argentina's Eduardo Romero. 2001: Won the season-ending Volvo Masters and placed second six other times to finish second on the European Tour Order of Merit behind Retief Goosen. 2000: Will remember season for two victories and one that might have been. Disqualified from Benson and Hedges International Open, while holding five-stroke lead through 54 holes, after failing to sign first-round scorecard...Ended run of nine second-place finishes (seven in 11 months between April 1999 and March 2000) since first European Tour victory at 1996 Peugeot Open de France by winning 2000 Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open. Also won the BBVA Open Turespana Masters. 1999: Earned 10th and last automatic place on 1999 European Ryder Cup Team by finishing second in both West of Ireland Classic and BMW International, last two events in which ranking points were available. Collected 1 1/2 points in Ryder Cup debut at The Country Club at Brookline, MA, defeating Mark O'Meara in singles. 1998: Won the Irish PGA Championship. Amateur: Played on winning Walker Cup side against USA at Royal Porthcawl in 1995.

Personal

Began fitness program at start of 2000 season and made swing adjustments that added distance...Coached by Bob Torrance, father of 2002 European Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance...Completed accountancy degree before turning professional...Distant cousin of NFL quarterback Joey Harrington...Web site is padraigharrington.com.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

2-1

Other Information

Irishman split time between the PGA TOUR and the European Tour in 2003, playing in 11 events on the PGA TOUR and 12 in Europe. Finished in the Top 125 as a non-member in 2003 with $961,235...Solo 36-hole leader at THE PLAYERS Championship by two strokes over eventual champion Davis Love III and defending champion Craig Perks. Third-round 70 gave him share of lead with Jay Haas. Final-round 72 good for T2 finish...Posted seventh career European Tour victory at the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open and had two other top-10 finishes...Began the 2004 European Tour season with a victory in the Omega Hong Kong Open in early December 2003...In 2002, won the Dunhill Links Championship in October with a birdie on the last hole at St. Andrews and then the second playoff hole to beat Argentina's Eduardo Romero...In 2001, won the season-ending Volvo Masters and placed second six other times to finish second on the European Tour Order of Merit behind Retief Goosen...In 2000, will remember season for two victories and one that might have been. Disqualified from Benson and Hedges International Open, while holding five-stroke lead through 54 holes, after failing to sign first-round scorecard...Ended run of nine second-place finishes (seven in 11 months between April 1999 and March 2000) since first European Tour victory at 1996 Peugeot Open de France by winning 2000 Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open. Also won the BBVA Open Turespana Masters...Began fitness program at start of 2000 season and made swing adjustments that added distance...Coached by Bob Torrance, father of 2002 European Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance...Completed accountancy degree before turning professional...Distant cousin of Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington...Web site is padraigharrington.com.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (5), 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008; World Cup (11), 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Dunhill Cup (5), 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.