Padraig Harrington

2007 / Carnoustie

It took eight years and a return to Carnoustie for Europe to find its next major champion after Paul Lawrie. This was assured with a play-off between Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia but the return to the mighty Angus links also brought back memories of Jean Van de Velde’s late collapse.

Harrington admitted thinking of the Frenchman as he twice found the Barry Burn at the 72nd hole before a superb pitch to five feet saved a double bogey.

“I never let it cross my mind that I’d just thrown away The Open,” Harrington said. “Obviously, if I had, it would have been incredibly hard to take.”

Harrington started the final round six strokes behind Garcia, who had led throughout following an opening 65. But the Spaniard’s outward 38 let the others back in. Anders Romero made ten birdies and led briefly but had a second double bogey of the day at the 17th and bogeyed the 18th to miss the play-off by a stroke.

Harrington made four birdies and then eagled the 14th but his six at the last left Garcia needing a par to win. He took a bogey and then bogeyed the first extra hole, while Harrington birdied it.

At the last Harrington made a bogey but Garcia could not make the birdie he needed to stay alive.

Harrington was the first Irish winner of The Open since Fred Daly 60 years earlier. Garcia could not emulate his compatriot Seve Ballesteros, who journeyed to Carnoustie to announce his retirement from the game.

Tiger Woods’ quest for a hat-trick of Open wins ended in a tie for 12th place, while Steve Stricker, in the third round, and Richard Green, on the final day, shot 64s, the lowest score in The Open at Carnoustie. Rory McIlroy completed an Irish double by claiming the Silver Medal as the leading amateur.

Name
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Padraig HARRINGTON
1
69
73
68
67
277
-
2
65
71
68
73
277
-
Andres ROMERO
3
71
70
70
67
278
-
Richard GREEN
4
72
73
70
64
279
-
4
72
70
68
69
279
-
6
69
73
68
70
280
-
Hunter MAHAN
6
73
73
69
65
280
-
Steve STRICKER
8
71
72
64
74
281
-
KJ CHOI
8
69
69
72
71
281
-
8
72
74
70
65
281
-
Mike WEIR
8
71
68
72
70
281
-
12
69
74
69
70
282
-
Markus BRIER
12
68
75
70
69
282
-
12
70
70
71
71
282
-
Paul BROADHURST
12
71
71
68
72
282
-
12
75
70
67
70
282
-
12
69
70
72
71
282
-
Pelle EDBERG
12
72
73
67
70
282
-
Paul McGINLEY
19
67
75
68
73
283
-
Rich BEEM
20
70
73
69
72
284
-
20
73
73
68
70
284
-
Pat PEREZ
20
73
70
71
70
284
-
Chris DIMARCO
23
74
70
66
75
285
-
23
74
70
72
69
285
-
Retief GOOSEN
23
70
71
73
71
285
-
Jonathan BYRD
23
73
72
70
70
285
-
27
72
73
69
72
286
-
27
73
70
72
71
286
-
Vijay SINGH
27
72
71
68
75
286
-
27
73
73
70
70
286
-
Rod PAMPLING
27
70
72
72
72
286
-
27
71
72
70
73
286
-
J J HENRY
27
70
71
71
74
286
-
Angel CABRERA
34
68
73
72
74
287
-
Niclas FASTH
35
75
69
73
71
288
-
Mark FOSTER
35
76
70
73
69
288
-
Nick WATNEY
35
72
71
70
75
288
-
35
71
70
73
74
288
-
Shaun MICHEEL
35
70
76
70
72
288
-
35
75
69
72
72
288
-
Boo WEEKLEY
35
68
72
75
73
288
-
42
72
72
74
71
289
-
Nick DOUGHERTY
42
71
74
69
75
289
-
42
68
76
73
72
289
-
Ross BAIN
45
73
71
72
74
290
-
Arron OBERHOLSER
45
73
71
72
74
290
-
Carl PETTERSSON
45
70
75
73
72
290
-
John SENDEN
45
72
74
71
73
290
-
Jerry KELLY
49
74
70
71
76
291
-
Won Joon LEE
49
73
73
70
75
291
-
51
73
73
74
73
293
-
Kevin STADLER
51
75
71
74
73
293
-
Thomas BJORN
53
70
75
74
75
294
-
David HOWELL
53
72
74
73
75
294
-
Brian DAVIS
53
74
72
71
77
294
-
Gregory BOURDY
53
70
72
77
75
294
-
Anders HANSEN
57
72
73
74
76
295
-
Scott VERPLANK
57
72
73
72
78
295
-
Michael CAMPBELL
57
68
78
72
77
295
-
Trevor IMMELMAN
60
71
74
77
74
296
-
Toru TANIGUCHI
60
72
72
76
76
296
-
60
74
72
76
74
296
-
Luke DONALD
63
70
76
73
78
297
-
Jon BEVAN
63
73
73
79
72
297
-
Raphael JACQUELIN
65
74
69
76
79
298
-
65
73
73
73
79
298
-
Alastair FORSYTH
67
70
71
78
80
299
-
Sean O'HAIR
67
71
75
74
79
299
-
Peter HANSON
69
70
74
76
80
300
-
Fredrik ANDERSSON HED
69
72
71
79
78
300
-
Johan EDFORS
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
Tomohiro KONDO
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
76
-
-
-
M/C
Tom PERNICE JR
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Joe DURANT
M/C
77
70
-
-
-
M/C
Colin MONTGOMERIE
M/C
73
74
-
-
-
M/C
Peter FOWLER
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
73
-
-
-
M/C
Matthew ZIONS
M/C
72
75
-
-
-
M/C
David TOMS
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Benn BARHAM
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
John ROLLINS
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Toshimitsu IZAWA
M/C
75
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
71
77
-
-
-
M/C
Gregory HAVRET
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Terry PILKADARIS
M/C
74
74
-
-
-
M/C
Brett QUIGLEY
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Drew WEAVER
M/C
76
72
-
-
-
M/C
Geoff OGILVY
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Brett WETTERICH
M/C
75
74
-
-
-
M/C
Achi SATO
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
Adilson DA SILVA
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Loren ROBERTS
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Steven ALKER
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Nick O'HERN
M/C
71
78
-
-
-
M/C
Peter BAKER
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
Hideto TANIHARA
M/C
72
77
-
-
-
M/C
Chad CAMPBELL
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
73
76
-
-
-
M/C
David FROST
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Stuart APPLEBY
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Ross FISHER
M/C
74
75
-
-
-
M/C
Spencer LEVIN
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Davis LOVE III
M/C
79
71
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Mattias ELIASSON
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Charl SCHWARTZEL
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Bradley DREDGE
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
Paul SHEEHAN
M/C
75
75
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
Michael PUTNAM
M/C
78
72
-
-
-
M/C
Jeev Milkha SINGH
M/C
77
73
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
76
74
-
-
-
M/C
David HIGGINS
M/C
79
71
-
-
-
M/C
Richie RAMSAY
M/C
76
75
-
-
-
M/C
Aaron BADDELEY
M/C
78
73
-
-
-
M/C
Stephen AMES
M/C
81
70
-
-
-
M/C
John BICKERTON
M/C
75
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
79
73
-
-
-
M/C
Robert KARLSSON
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
Robert ALLENBY
M/C
73
79
-
-
-
M/C
YE YANG
M/C
74
78
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
80
72
-
-
-
M/C
Kevin HARPER
M/C
77
75
-
-
-
M/C
Dave COUPLAND
M/C
79
74
-
-
-
M/C
Chih-Bing LAM
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
David SHACKLADY
M/C
76
77
-
-
-
M/C
Toshinori MUTO
M/C
74
79
-
-
-
M/C
Dong-Hwan LEE
M/C
75
78
-
-
-
M/C
Seung-Ho LEE
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
Anthony WALL
M/C
77
76
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
81
72
-
-
-
M/C
Scott LAYCOCK
M/C
74
80
-
-
-
M/C
Anders HULTMAN
M/C
77
77
-
-
-
M/C
Steve PARRY
M/C
73
81
-
-
-
M/C
Jose-Filipe LIMA
M/C
75
79
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
74
80
-
-
-
M/C
Mark HENSBY
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Duffy WALDORF
M/C
82
73
-
-
-
M/C
Vaughn TAYLOR
M/C
82
74
-
-
-
M/C
Desvonde BOTES
M/C
78
78
-
-
-
M/C
Justin KEHOE
M/C
78
79
-
-
-
M/C
Douglas McGUIGAN
M/C
77
80
-
-
-
M/C
Graeme STORM
M/C
78
80
-
-
-
M/C
Ben BUNNY
M/C
81
77
-
-
-
M/C
Llewellyn MATTHEWS
M/C
75
83
-
-
-
M/C
Adam GROOM
M/C
79
81
-
-
-
M/C
David GLEESON
M/C
83
77
-
-
-
M/C
Scott DRUMMOND
M/C
79
81
-
-
-
M/C
M/C
78
83
-
-
-
M/C
Ewan PORTER
M/C
83
79
-
-
-
M/C

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