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.
Viktor Hovland goes back-to-back in the Bahamas with Hero World Challenge win
The Norwegian held off Scottie Scheffler to win by two shots.
Home favourite Thriston Lawrence survives late scare to win South African Open
The South African beat Clement Sordet by one stroke.
Adrian Meronk wins Australian Open as playing partner Adam Scott misses out
Home favourite Scott held a one-shot lead going into the final round at Victoria GC but Meronk shot 66 to win by five strokes.
Poland’s Adrian Meronk eclipses Adam Scott to win Australian Open
Despite taking the lead into Sunday, Scott was ultimately unable to repel Meronk’s challenge.
Thriston Lawrence and Clement Sordet set for final-day battle at South African Open
Thriston Lawrence leads his playing partner by two shots.
Adam Scott leads Australian Open ahead of Adrian Meronk
Scott moved to 11 under on Saturday, one stroke better than Meronk at the summit.
Adam Scott equals course record to share halfway lead at Australian Open
Scott carded five birdies and an eagle on the 18th at Victoria Golf Club.
Hole-in-one helps Tom McKibbin make strong start in South Africa
The 19-year-old holed out with a five iron from 232 yards on the 11th hole.
A nice birdie-fest – Tiger Woods expecting low scoring Hero World Challenge
Woods withdrew on Monday due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Adam Scott relishing chance to experience a career first at the Australian Open
The tournament sees men, women and golfers with disabilities competing on the same course at the same time.