Life is a lot easier when you play badly and then all of a sudden you get in contention and win one. No one gets on your back. When you finish runner-up seven times, everyone is asking, 'Why aren't you winning?' It's much more fun when you jump into a win out of the blue. It's a much tougher game when you play consistently well.

Off the Course

Entry Date:
Apr 18, 2012

The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation successfully raised over $200,000 for Gerard Byrne who was recently paralysed from the waist down in a car accident. Padraig wore the branding of IdentityX, Clune Construction and over a three week period including The Masters.

Padraig said, β€œOn behalf of the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation and my family I would like to say thank you most sincerely to IdentityX, Clune Construction and, who all supported this important initiative. Together they helped us raise over $200,000 which will go some way towards helping Gerard and his family adapt to their unfortunate changed circumstances. I am very thankful to everyone involved for making this possible.”

Gerard said β€œI am very grateful to Padraig, his sponsors and IdentityX, Clune Construction and for each playing their part in helping us at this difficult time. It has been a very tough few months since my accident but this support has given my family a real boost and will be invaluable as we adjust to our new situation. I wish Padraig every success for the season ahead.”

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