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Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. He is currently #12 in the world. Padraig has been married to his wife Caroline since 1997 and has a son, Patrick, born in 2003. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After a successful amateur career, including winning the Walker Cup with the Great Britain & Ireland team in 1995, Harrington turned professional later that year, joining the European Tour in 1996. The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ...


His first victory came quickly, in the 1996 Spanish Open, 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. However in 2000 he discovered a winning touch, and he had at least one win on the European Tour each year from then up to 2004. He has finished in the top ten on the European Tour's order of merit seven times, including second places in 2001 and 2002 and third places in 2003 and 2004 and eventually won the European tour Order of merit in 2006. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Padraig's 2006 European Order of Merit win came after a titantic battle with Paul Casey and David Howell which was won on the last hole of the last event when Sergio Garcia bogeyed the 72nd hole in the season ending Volvo Masters to give Padraig a share of second place which earned Padraig enough money to leap frog Paul Casey to 1st place on the Order of Merit. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Casey (b. ... Other notable men have this same name, see: David Howell (disambiguation). ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Paul Casey (b. ...


Padraig became the first player from the Republic of Ireland to win the Order of Merit title.(list).


From around 2000 Harrington appeared with increasing frequency in the U.S. at the majors and World Golf Championships events, and as a sponsor's invitee. He won his first professional event in the U.S. at the Target World Challenge, a non-PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods in 2002. In both 2003 and 2004 he was the runner up in the prestigious 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. He took membership of the PGA Tour for 2005 and in March he won his first PGA Tour official money event at the Honda Classic, where he beat Vijay Singh and Joe Ogilvie in a sudden death playoff. Later that June, Harrington snatched the Barclays Classic from Jim Furyk with a spectacular 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole in the final round for his second PGA Tour win. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Target World Challenge is an offseason golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, which takes place each December at Sherwood Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Thousand Oaks, California. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California) is an American golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. ... The Players Championship can refer to several things: For the Players Championship in snooker, see Players Championship (snooker). ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA TOUR season. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998... Joe Ogilvie (born April 8, 1974) is an American professional golfer. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American golfer, known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. ...


Harrington has spent a considerable amount of time in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings, his best ranking to early June 2005 being sixth. He has also played for Europe in four Ryder Cups; losing in 1999 but winning in 2002, 2004 and 2006. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... World map showing Europe Political map (neighbouring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


European Tour wins

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PGA Tour wins

The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... The Westchester Classic has been a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ...

Other wins

Professional

  • 1998 Irish PGA Championship (not a European Tour event)
  • 2002 Target World Challenge presented by Williams (Unofficial PGA Tour event)
  • 2004 Irish PGA Championship (not a European Tour event)
  • 2005 Irish PGA Championship (not a European Tour event)
  • 2006 European Tour Order of Merit

Amateur The Williams World Challenge is an offseason golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, which takes place each December at Sherwood Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Thousand Oaks, California. ...

  • 1991 Sherry Cup
  • 1994 West of Ireland Amateur
  • 1995 Irish Amateur Open Championship, Irish Amateur Closed Championship

Results in major championships

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T19 T27 T5 CUT T13 CUT T27
U.S. Open DNP CUT T32 DNP T5 T30 T8 T10 T31 CUT 5
British Open T18 T5 CUT 29 T20 T37 T5 T22 CUT DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP T58 CUT T17 T29 T45 CUT CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
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Team appearances

Amateur

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See also

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Trivia

  • Harrington has received permission from the European Tour to putt without his left shoe, on condition that he neither delays play when removing the shoe, nor stands on it when playing the ball.[1]. The golfer is claimed to be using this technique to help him put more weight through his left leg.
  • Harrington is coached by Bob Torrance, the father of former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.

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External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Padraig Harrington at Golf Stars Online Directory of interviews, websites and feature articles with or about Padraig Harrington.

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The 86th PGA Championship / News / Interviews / An Interview With: Padraig Harrington (2819 words)
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I had a chat with Darren yesterday and we were talking about a few things about the course.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: I got to see some of the Buick Classic there two weeks ago, and you know, Tiger looked like he's right back where he was a few years ago.
PADRAIG HARRINGTON: Well, I think if you watched the golf, you hit all of the fairways and greens and miss putts, that has not been what he's been doing.
Padraig Harrington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (582 words)
Padraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won nine tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour.
Padraig is married to Caroline since 1997 and his son Patrick was born in 2003.
Harrington is coached by Bob Torrance, the father of former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.
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