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.
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