• Age
    47
  • Turned Pro
    1995
  • Previous Opens
    22
  • Champion golfer of the year
    2007
    2008

Padraig Harrington

Harrington
No European had won back-to-back Open Championships since James Braid in 1905-06 when Harrington achieved the feat with victories at Carnoustie and Royal Birkdale. 

Qualification

Padraig Harrington has qualified to play Royal St. George's
Harrington
  • 1996

    Open Debut

  • 15

    Top-10 major finishes

  • Is related to former NFL star Joey Harrington

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Padraig takes glory in 2007

Padraig Harrington captured his first Claret Jug in the most dramatic of fashion after a battle with Sergio Garcia on the notoriously difficult Carnoustie Golf Links. A play-off was needed to separate the two golfers.

Padraig harrington at the open

Harrington wins back to back

Padraig Harrington played the shot of his career on the 17th hole at Royal Birkdale in 2008. It gave him the greatest walk in golf up the 18th knowing he was about to defend his title of Champion Golfer of the Year

No European had won back-to-back Open Championships since James Braid in 1905-06 when Harrington achieved the feat with victories at Carnoustie and Royal Birkdale. 

Padraig Harrington  

The first came after a play-off with Sergio Garcia in 2007 and he then beat Ian Poulter by four after fearing that injury might keep him out of his Claret Jug defence. Only three weeks later the Dubliner ended a 78-year European drought in the PGA Championship, with Garcia second again. 

Winner of the World Cup for Ireland with Paul McGinley in 1997, he made the first of six Ryder Cup appearances two years later and was an assistant captain to Darren Clarke in 2016 and Thomas Bjorn in September 2018. 

His career also includes four wins in America, the last of them at the Honda Classic in March 2015 ending a six-year drought there during which he had slumped from third to 385th on the world rankings. 

Led the European Tour money list in 2006 and has finished in the top three on seven occasions, his victories including the Irish Open in 2007 when he became the first home winner for 25 years. 

Ended eight years without a title in Europe at the 2016 Portugal Masters.

Qualification

Padraig Harrington has qualified to play Royal St. George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Birkdale 2017
M/C
73
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2016
T36
70
72
73
72
287
3
St Andrews 2015
T20
72
69
65
75
281
-7
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T54
73
75
77
70
295
11
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T39
70
72
70
73
285
5
Royal St George's 2011
M/C
73
71
-
-
-
M/C
St Andrews 2010
M/C
73
77
-
-
-
M/C
Turnberry 2009
T65
69
74
76
73
292
-
Royal Birkdale 2008
1
74
68
72
69
283
-
Carnoustie 2007
1
69
73
68
67
277
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 2004
M/C
76
71
-
-
-
M/C
Royal St George's 2003
22
75
73
74
69
291
-
Muirfield 2002
5
69
67
76
67
279
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2001
37
75
66
74
71
286
-
St Andrews 2000
20
68
72
70
72
282
-
Carnoustie 1999
29
77
74
74
74
299
-
Royal Birkdale 1998
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Troon 1997
5
75
69
69
67
280
-
Royal Lytham & St Annes 1996
18
68
68
73
71
280
-

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