PADRAIG HARRINGTON FACTFILE
Two Open titles provide the highlights of Padraig Harrington’s glittering career so far. Now get a proper lowdown.
1971: August 31 – Born Dublin, Ireland.
1987: Becomes Irish boy international.
1991: Makes Walker Cup debut.
1993: Earns second Walker Cup cap.
1995: Becomes Irish amateur champion.
Wins third Walker Cup cap.
1996: Wins Spanish Open, the ninth event of his European Tour rookie season.
Finishes 11th on Order of Merit.
1997: Wins World Cup with Paul McGinley.
1999: Makes Ryder Cup debut after finishing second in last two qualifying events.
2002: Misses out on Open play-off by bogeying final hole.
Wins second Ryder Cup cap and wins Dunhill Links a week later.
Beats Tiger Woods to win Target Challenge in America.
2004: Collects third Ryder Cup cap.
2005: Misses Open after death of father.
Records two wins in America.
2006: Makes fourth Ryder Cup appearance.
Wins European Order of Merit.
Bogeys last three holes to lose US Open by two.
2007: Comes from six back to win Open in play-off against Sergio Garcia.
2008: Overcomes wrist injury to win Open again, becoming the first European to make a successful defence of The Open since James Braid in 1906.
Steve Stricker makes Padraig Harrington sweat as Irishman wins US Senior Open
The pair were rival captains in last year’s Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.
Golfers warned of further sanctions if they continue to play in LIV breakaway
The DP World Tour has issued fines of £100,000 and tournament bans to its members who played in the inaugural LIV Golf event earlier this month
DP World Tour hits members who played inaugural LIV series with £100,000 fines
They have also been banned from several forthcoming tournaments including the Scottish Open.
Rory McIlroy not impressed as Brooks Koepka becomes latest big name to join LIV
The world number two labelled the players who have joined the new series as “duplicitous” for the way they have handled their breakaway.
R&A confirms LIV Golf Series players will be allowed to compete at Open
The 150th Open Championship will get underway at St Andrews in three weeks’ time.
Matt Fitzpatrick turns to other major winners for advice on dealing with fame
Fitzpatrick won the US Open on Sunday.
Brooks Koepka set to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series
Koepka’s brother Chase played in the opening event at Centurion Club earlier this month.
Gary Player urges Matt Fitzpatrick to avoid ‘poison’ of modern-day coaching
Player tells US Open champion Fitzpatrick to learn from mistakes of recent major winners, saying: “The teaching today is the worst it has ever been.”
Matt Fitzpatrick’s caddie Billy Foster ready for ‘long party’ after US Open win
Foster won his first major after a 40-year career which includes spells working for the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke.
Matt Fitzpatrick backed to become a dominant force after winning first major
The Englishman claimed his first major title at Brookline.