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Mike Kilbride. : Basingstoke. UK.
Great golf in Portugal !! Best Wishes. Mike.
Dennis Buckley : Dublin
Well done sir ! Brilliant stuff.
Michael Reid : Bagor,Northern Ireland
Padraig - brilliant,well done, great to see you winning this. All the best for the future. Regards Michael Reid
Paddy McNamara : Artane
Knew you would do it. Cracking putt on the 18th. Well done. Jumping up and down celebrating. Delighted for you.
Philip Halpenny : Portmarnock Golf Club
Padraig, you've given us so many good days over the years and today was surely one of them. What a pleasure to see those steely eyes deliver at the Victoria Club. Your determination and self belief are an inspiration to all of us still trying to master our great game. Congratulations and thanks for the thrills that keep on coming. PH
Peter Galligan : Bray Ireland
Congrats on your great win today you played great golf all week always Knew you could win again on the tour.
John Brennan : Rathfarnham, Dublin
Congratulations on your brilliant win at the Portugal Masters. Delighted that the 8-year drought is finally over.
John Cahalan : Portmarnock
Well done, Padraig Congratulations on a great win! I am absolutely delighted to see you winning. Well done. John
Marie G : Dublin
Hiya Champ! It has a great ring to it. Never doubted a trophy was waiting for you. Regards M
Frank McCourt : Carryduff Co. Down
Congratulations Padraig great win, you deserved it all, you never stop believing that you can win any tournament, a credit to the game and to Irish people throughout the world. Well Done.
Fachtna O Driscoll : Limerick
Paddraig,A fantastic win,always competing and a joy to watch,well done,Regards,Fachtna.
Henry J Flynn : Kilkeel co. Down
Well done a superb performance over the four days. A well earned win from a great professional l am looking forward to 2017.
Frank Gleeson : Sligo
Congratulations on a great victory in Portugal. A classy display that was brave and relentless. Onwards and upwards now.
Alister Reid : Crieff, Scotland
Watched at the Portugal Masters - great play and well done - delighted for you.
Jean-Denis MOUTIER : Paris
Bravo Padraig pour votre victoire today au Portugal enfin.... We wait for you for the 2017 French Open. and for The Ryder 2018, rembember your 5 birdies on the last 5 holes in 2006, I was your Marchall during this super day Best regard. Jean Denis Moutier Paris
Neal Donlan : Manchester
Well done on the Portugal masters win, form is temporary class is permanent. I believe you will win plenty more.
Jimmy Morris : Nenagh Co Tipperary
Congratulations great just great to see my all time Irish sportsman back winning its a real uplift I have returned to Ireland after 16 years in Canada my wife passed away last year and a daughter a few week ago both very special in my life so your win is an uplift regards Jimmy
Austin BUTLER : Cork
Padraig, Have never stopped believing you would win again What a great performance in Portugal. Sincere congratulations. Your course demeanour is always exemplary whether you Are winning or not. What a great ambassador you are for Ireland Austin A 73 year old golfer
Jim Duffy : Westford,
Padraig, congrats on you win. I e-mailed you yesterday and said an Irish blessing before I turned on the TV to watch. I knew you could do when you took the lead coming down the stretch. Good luck qualifying for next years Masters. Best regards, Jim Duffy
Michael Forde : Donegal
Love the Page Padraig and delighted for your win today. Entire family watched after Sunday lunch Hope you play in Donegal some day soon, Best of luck, Michael Forde
J. Mlorgenroth : Kitchener Ontario Canada
Congratulations =on your win at Portugal Masters! My fingers, arms and legs were crossed for the final hole to win the tournament.
Jim Sullivan : R.I. USA
What an 8 days it has been! Our last child received the Sacament of Matrimony a week ago yesterday Now your great win today! I will remember you with Gratitude at Mass tomorrow Joy and Peace
Ray sweeney : Ridgewood NJ USA
Congratulations Padraig on spectacular win in Portugal. Watched final round with a bunch of friends, who are, like me among your legion of supporters here in the US. More wins to come for sure. Ray S.
Cormac Brioscu : Ratoath, Co.Meath
Congratulations on your Portugal Masters win. Thank you for the highlight of my sporting weekend. I was delighted for you. I hope you continue to have more "winning years". Best wishes to you for the remainder of 2016. Cormac Brioscu.
Jim : Co. Kerry
Congrats, well done. What a week and so many wondered why does he still keep at it. You showed them. Next stop the masters, maybe second next. Cheers, well done Jim
David Dsouza : Bangalore , India
Well done Padraig, great to see you winning again in Portugal yesterday, here's to many more victories !
Thomas Lout : Tyler, Texas.
I was impressed the way you played this week-end at the European Masters. You are great for the game and I admire how you conduct yourself! That really impresses me. God speed!!!
Mike Wallick : Micanopy Florida
Way to go man! Many more wins in your future!
Caoimhin Kenna : Killiney, Co- Dublin
Fantastic win in Portugal ! Great, great, great! I always search internet results of golf tournaments and first search for the Irish flag emblem opposite the players's names - invariably, of course, it's your name that comes up first. Not for the first time-on this occasion, I didn't have to look far- it was at the top of the list - again. Bloody well done - again !
P J Murphy : Cork
Padraig, Well done, fantastic performance under pressure. As usual the Murphys' were glued to the tv for the weekend and Sunday evening was absorbing. Your up n downs on last few holes brilliant. Happy days and fully deserved, thanks for the great enjoyment. PJ
Bianca Dodd : Melbourne Australia
Oh Padraig, What a fantastic final day win. Congratulations you certainly deserved the win. Played every shot with you again today.You had me on the edge of my seat a few times Best whishes Bianca
Rick Scheid : So. St. Paul MN. USA
Hi Padraig. I'm 64 and I've been for years an avid watcher of the golf channel. So I watch a lot of golf instruction. Your full swing golf special was so valuable I had to write and tell you. It's made a word of deference in my game. I thank you so very much. Good luck always.
Mike Kilbride : Basingstoke, UK
Best Wishes. Hope to see you win another big tournament soon! Kind Regards, Mike.
David Henry : Clare Ireland
Hi Padraig, Well done at the Open. Thanks for the great excitement Sunday. Hard luck Monday at the 6th. I was there with my son Sean aged 15. Sorry we could not help you find your ball, that would have been nice. Again well done.
Billy : San Francisco
Well done in the open Padraig! you were right there , it was fun to watch.
Jim Sullivan : R.I. USA
FANTASTIC round today! I had remembered you at MASS today! PEACE!
Richard Lemaich, 66 years of age : Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Best wishes for round 4 tomorrow in The Open! Great to see you at top of leader board. Play well tomorrow! Richard Lemaich 55 years a golfer!
Sadie O'Donovan : Effin Co Limerick
Congrats on great score today Best of luck tomorrow in final .all rooting for you. Sadie O,Donovan, Charleville Golf Club.
Dermot MacHugh : Donegal
Go get them Padraig! Great to have you back in contention.
Marie G : DUblin
Wow. What a great round. Can't wait for tomorrow to see 2 Irish flags at the top of the leaderboard. Regards M
Johnny : Ireland
2 shots off the lead and going into the final round.All the best ya legend.No matter what you do all your fans will be proud of you(by fans I mean people that supported you even through the not so good years, amazing how everyone comes out when you do well but say your 'past it' when you might not be doing so good)Keep on making our little nation proud and competitive in the golfing world! All the best tomorrow
Michael Fitzsimmons : USA
Brilliant Round 3 Padraig!! Bring another jug back to its (apparent) home: IRELAND!
Brian Jordan : Midleton, Co Cork
Congratulations on second round today. Have admired your work ethic, inspirational good humour during the fabulous highs and the lows. I wish you good luck over week end and hold as one of the great role models of world sport . Thank you for the huge enjoyment you afforded us all . Sincerely, Brian Jordan (a not very good golfer)
Derville Buckley : Co Offaly
Loved watching you play in the Irish open this weekend, we were there Friday very well done , you are our favourite player , we still have the 2 tops from 2008 Open & PGA wins and love to reminisce on the brilliance of them. Many congrats Padraig and the very best wishes to u & yours in the future.
Joe Kavanagh : Wicklow
Enjoy yourself this week Padraig. Keep your head down I 'll watch it for you.
Jill : New Jersey USA
Good luck at the Masters! We will be cheering you on
John Collins : Glasgow
Best of luck this week, Come home with a new jacket!
Jimmy Morris : Canada
I wish you good luck in the Masters.
Enda O'Driscoll : Dublin
That was a stellar display of golf and grit Padraig. Inspirational!
Gerry Watters : Cheltenham
It was really great to see Padraig up there at the top of the leader board after all those years in the wilderness. It is testament to your bravery and determination to get back to where you deserve to be and it was thrilling to see you hole those difficult putts to get you back there. I wish you all the best in the coming months and hope this win is a platform to many more in the tournaments ahead, well done.
Thomas O'Connor : Kerry and Maynooth
Congratulations Padraig on your great win in the Honda Classic. Remember you are just back where you belong. Now stay there
Eamonn Leahy : Cork
Congratulations on your great win, who says nice guys don't come first.
Arthur Driscoll : Palm Beach Gardenss, Florida United States
Paddy: Outstanding and truly memorable victory at the Honda Classic. Congratulations!!!! Your win was very popular one for all your supporters around the world. All the best to you and Ronan on a continued successful and healthy 2015..... Art Driscoll.
Danny McGovern : Galway
Congrats Padraig. Superb win and forgive me as I was a doubter. Never again. Class. Pure Class and here's to your next win.
Michael : Shankill, Dublin.
Congratulations on a great win Padraig. To perform under such enhanced pressure should give you further belief that this upturn in form is permanent. Enjoy the win & entertain us at the Masters. Well done!
Vera Smyth : Birr Golf Club
Congratulations Padraig - what a comeback and what a great Ambassador you are for all Irish people. So proud to be a club golfer (poor one) but have got so much pleasure watching you over the years. Keep that golden swing going and here's to even greater days ahead for you. Vera Smyth.
Tim Harrington : Denver, Co
Wow, that was sensational and can't wait to see you at Augusta! Many congrats tou you and Ronan! Best, Tim.
Timothy Coughlan : Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
My sister-in-law said recently that she & her husband got so much enjoyment following Padraig's career on Sky at the time of the three Majors. Rang her last night; her husband rang her to take a half-day yesterday to come home to watch the Honda. What drama; they were so delighted. As was I watching the re-run on Sky last night. Congrats to Padraig from the Blackpudding man.
Dermot Callan : New York (Rockland County)
Padraig, Well done! It's great to see you back in the winners circle. You've just made the Masters more exciting for me to watch this year...Keep it going now that you're back in the groove :) Enjoy your week at home with Caroline and the lads. Best Wishes, Dermot.
Declan O'Rourke : Rathfarnham , Dublin
Padraig I am proud to be Irish today . You never gave up you showed true grit and determination. Class is forever. Thank you for making my week. Declan.
Kieran Leonard : Bray Co Wicklow
Congrats Padraig never stopped believing in you and what a shot to finish with.
John John O'Driscoll : West Cork. Ireland
Congratulations. Well done. That was the best, most enjoyable, most exciting finish ever. Good luck in the Masters. J J O'Driscoll
Ben /Mary Rochford : Ashbourne Co. Meath
Congratulations Padraig. Mary and I are over the moon with your great win. We follow you when you are playing and when the T.V. don't show you we follow you on shot tracker. It's well deserved and keep up the good work. Ben/ Mary
Michael Moran : Kildare
Congrats Padraig. Backed you on Thursday night with Paddy Power @50/1. Never in doubt!!! No ''cash out'' ever considered. Well done, Michael.
Damien Martin : Clonmel
What a nerve. To come back with a fantastic birdie on the 18th after catching the bunker, and after the sickener of a double at the 17th. Mostly just want to say well done. You've done us proud. Congratulations. Damien Martin.
Angus Arpino : Belgium
Congratulation!!! Well done on a great win, nice to see nice people do well! Angus.
Sean Cunningham : Limerick, lreland
Amazing Padraig congrats ,you're an inspiration.
John Joe Gallagher : Sligo
Well Done Padraig. You gave us a great lift with that win yesterday. Hopefully it will be the first of many more to come
Ron Haun : Stillwater Okla
Congratulations on your victory. You already have a good swing, so just play golf like you were a kid again. Good luck in the Masters, my wife and I will be cheering for you. Zen golf !
Jimmy O Reilly : Crettyard Laois
Hi Padraig, Over the years I have followed you closely from Kenya where I worked as a Kiltegan Missionary . You gave me and other missionaries much joy , suspense and satisfaction and many late nights and early mornings as we watched you play in tnhe US . Thanks . Over the last few days I was delighted to see you back in contention in a big event . As I watched I prayed that every shot would reach your target and especially that you would sink the putts . It was wonderful to see you win. Big congratulations and Big thanks and every blessing and success in the future. Jimmy O Reilly
Des Feeley : Dublin
Short and Sweet. Gem!
Jiri Janda : Czech Republic
Congratulations, congratulations, and ... once again congratulations! Thank you Padraig for great game and an amazing experience! I wish you all the best and much success in other tournaments! Best regards, Jiri.
Michael Ahern : Cork
Congrats, watched on Monday, you were outstanding, my blood pressure went sky high, hope to see you at the Irish open.
Robert Keefe : Dracut MA USA
Congrats on your win at the Honda. Great to see. Your shot on the 17th under all that pressure was very impressive. Good Luck in the Future, Hope you grab the Masters. Bob.
Sean Walzer : Mullinahone Co. Tipperary
Well done Padraig great win at Honda.Now re focus and go on from there Your right their plenty more in you even another major well done again.
Kelvin : Copenhagen
Delighted to see you back to winning ways - congratulations Padraig. From the Rosses Point Gillens in Denmark. Congrats again, so very happy for you and family, Kelvin.
Filippo Bugane : Milan, Italy
Hi Padraig, I am so happy for your victory in the Honda Classic!!!!! Amazing!!! I didn't know your story until I read 6 years ago, "your 15th club" by Dr. Bob Rotella: from that time you had become such a great source of inspiration and a role model. I saw you for the first time in the Italian Open last year. Only a true Professional and Champion, practice under the rain after missing a cut. I follow you all the day, on the course and after the round. Thanks Paddy! You are great!!!
Tom Hosty : Mountbellew, Co.Galway
Congrats Padraig, have been following your career for many years and am thrilled with your fantastic victory in Florida yesterday. Looking forward to watching you in the Masters and wishing you the very best. You are a credit to your profession and Ireland!
Aidan Daly : Ireland
Many Congratulations Padraig, you are truly inspirational. You have lifted the spirits of every Irish person, by your never say die attitude. I was in the audience at the Gaiety in January, and I knew that night that a win was only around the corner. Well done again and best of luck for the future. Aidan Daly.
Roland Kandiah : Westport
Just to say heartiest congratulations to ye on a great win yesterday. Couldn't have been much happier for ye. Thankfully ye have proven even one of yer ardent fans wrong! Welcome to the WINNER's rostrum again. slan go faill. Roland & Mary Kandiah.
Rohny Hoewaer : Belgium
Congrats, keep it going. Up to the Masters!!!
Tony Hulsman : Dublin
Congrats, keep it going. Up to the Masters!!!
Jim Goodwin : Dorset VT USA
I was thrilled to see you win the Honda Classic yesterday. You have always been one of my favourite players. How can I get your autograph thru the mail? Continued success, I will be rooting for you at the Masters. Jim Goodwin.
Jean Jenner : Derbyshire, United Kingdom
On my 88th birthday today, March 2nd, you put the icing on my cake with your magnificent Honda Classic win. Many thanks !! I have been a supporter since your first tournament all those years ago and follow you everywhere on my computer.. Enjoy the glory - this is the restart of good things to come :-}
Seamus Furlong : Tramore
Padraig, Great win in the Honda Classic - nailed it on the 17th. Wishing you the best for the Masters and the rest of the season. Regards, Seamus Furlong
Gabriel Bradley : Kilrea, County Derry
Congratulations on your Honda win. As one of your most loyal northern fans it is great to have you back winning. Onwards and upwards, The Masters awaits.
John Sherlock : Ireland
Well done Padraig ! You are and always will be an inspiration to us .Roll on Augusta !
Dermot Mac Hugh : Glenties, Co.Donegal
What a great ambassador you are for Ireland. Congratulations to you and its great to have you back in the winner's enclosure.
Kevin Rice : Mallow
My sporting hero came out of the wilderness yesterday and proved class is permanent in winning the Honda classic. The Masters now takes on a whole new meaning with you in it. Ireland also want and need you in their Olympic team . Keep it up.
Brendan Moran : Dublin
Padraig, Congratulations to you and your family and thank you for bringing my family so much happiness yesterday. Brendan.
Gerry Quirke : Dublin
Well done Padraig. Absolutely delighted for you. It's been a while coming but always knew you had it in you. Hope it's the first of many more victories. You're back in the big time again where you belong. You're a credit to yourself and your country.
Dee Moynihan : Killarney
Padraig, Well done , one up for self belief, best wishes for 2015. Dee (Daniel)
Kevin Cruise O'Shea : Cork
Padraig, Congratulations on your dramatic win at the Honda Classic yesterday. I was glued to it on the TV last night. I've been a lifelong fan (and fellow Wilson Staff player!) since you first came on tour. I was fortunate enough to meet you on a few occassions at corporate days during your Irish Life sponsorship years and was always very impressed with your dedication, positive attitude and class as both a professional and a person. I hope that this win will prove to be a springboard to bring you back into the top echelons of world golf, where you undoubtedly belong. Best of luck for the future. Regards, Kevin Cruise O'Shea.
David D'Souza : India
Congratulations Padraig ,great to see you back in the winners circle. Fantastic win and looking forward to seeing you in contention and winning more tournaments and majors in the coming years ! Being a fan of yours for a long time mainly because of your humility and your passion for the game, I've also felt the frustration along with you over the last few years .Watching you live over the last two rounds it was an emotional roller coaster for me and I was absolutely thrilled to see you win again . Congratulations once again and here's to many more victories !
David McIvor : Aberdeen
Padraig - Really made my day to hear about your great win at the Honda. Saw you at Royal Aberdeen last year and you were brilliant with the fans - fantastic ambassador for the sport. Stick in for the majors boy - you've got previous!
Cormac McGovern : Ballinteer
Well done Padraig. What a way to win! Courage! Delighted for you. You are our finest ambassador!
Jon Hurley : Herefordshire, England ( formerly Rathfarnham )
Hi Padraig, When I saw you were in contention, even at 4 behind, I knew you would win it. Brilliant. Next stop, the Masters. You can do it!!!!!
Robert Andrews : Cork Ireland
Dear Padraig, The country rejoices in your stunning victory yesterday. Your stamina and belief in yourself is an example to all, not only in golf, but in life management. I have felt for some time that perhaps the significance of your major wins has been somewhat lost as Rory, Graeme and Darren followed up so closely. For me you are the Roger Bannister of golf, someone had to do it and once done it showed the rest what was possible. You are an exceptional man and I hope the Honda win will lead on to even greater things this year and beyond. My best wishes, Robert.
Ger Spain : Dublin
Delighted to see you win HONDA brilliant shot to 2nd play off hole.
Laura Dargan : Offaly
I just wanted to offer you my warmest congrats on your success yesterday. I'm not a golf fan but I have always been so impressed and inspired by your dedication and resilience. My heart actually skipped a beat when the sports broadcasters announced your victory on the radio yesterday on my way home From work! It all paid off. You represent all that is great about sport. I hope you have a wonderful year and take a moment to enjoy your exceptional success.
Jim Scully : Laios
Delighted to see you back on the winning trail again. I Hope this is the first of many.
John Ryan : Wexford Ireland
Thrilled with the Honda Classic win. Could not have happened to a nicer more genuine fella.
Tim : Paris
Magnificent victory, Padraig! There must have been a roar of delight around the world! A series of brilliant long irons down the stretch and at the 17th in the playoff - and some brave and impressive putts. May this give you the mental strength to have confidence in yourself and stay focused on the course. Bravo and best wishes!
Henry J Flynn : United Kingdom
What a steelly performance,a great win,the doors are open again and we all look forward to seeing more like this in 2015.Well done and enjoy the moment, Henry.
Peter Edwards : Wexford
What a week to be Irish, sport I think reflexes the kind of people we are and you Padraig are a special kind of person you don't have to win to show that but my god it does help I hope you realise how happy you make us feel when you play so well, all your hard work,dedication and belief has paid off enjoy it you very much deserve it.
James McBride : Philladephia,Pa. USA
Congrat's Padraig! That's what I'm talking about!
Ken LeClair : Nashville area, Tennessee, USA
Congrats! That was a huge day. You deserve it, sir. Although I don't know you, I do know Anne Duffy. When I saw her at Valhalla a few years ago, she handed me a hat from Adare that you autographed. I'm certainly a fan and simply wanted to say Congrats on a well-earned victory. Best of luck the rest of 2015. Regards, Ken LeClair
David Ferguson : Portstewart Golf Club
Padraig....superb win & mental toughness....great to see you back on top form. Met you in Barbados back in 2006 with my son....we're both big fans. Hope you go from strength to strength. Dave.
Brendan Mullins : Castleisland Golf Club
Brilliant ! Absolutely thrilled & delighted with you and for you . So many people here feeling the same ( my wife Kim 'shrieked' with delight ! ) . The whole country is buoyed up with your well deserved success. Maybe when that burger has settled you could pop over to Canberra and give the Cricket Team a hand ! Keep it going . Brendan.
Gordy Cantwell : Rotonda West, Florida USA
Padraig, Just wanted to say how pleased I was to see you win again. I have always felt from listening and watching your interviews that you are a classy guy. No excuses, just kept plugging at it. I think you have had two wins in the last year or so and I am sure there will be more. Just shows hard work and the right attitude pays off. Best wishes for the future. Gordy
Christy McGuckin : Sydney/Cork
Padraig, Many congrats on your victory and hanging in there for the last 5/6 years to turn the corner. Great to think that your 'swagger' will be back now and that your self confidence never waivered. Great things ahead again hopefully..... Continued success, Christy McGuckin.
Sarah phillips : Ireland
Congratulations on the great win today Padraig you made me very happy today and all my family were shouting you on. Good luck with everything in the future it is great to have something to be happy and proud of and you did that today.
Des Farren : Dublin
Great to see you top of the heap again. Could not be more pleased if I had won it myself!
Mary Pat : Jacksonville, Florida
Awesome! Never a doubt.....knew you could do it @ the Honda Classic. Hope to see you at TPC Sawgrass again this year!
Lynden Green : Cary NC
Congratulations on a hard fought win. I enjoy watching you play.
Conor Long : Ireland
Great win in Florida! Congratulations on winning the Honda. Hopefully more wins to come this year.
Brendan Malone : Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly
Padraig, Congratulations on your great win at the Honda. Delighted to see you back in the winners enclosure.
Paul O'Driscoll : San Francisco, CA USA
Padraig, a huge congratulations to you and Ronan on the Honda win, delighted that you are back into the Master's, one more top 10 and we will see you at the Harding for the Match play in April. All the best for your loyal fans in SF, Paul, Mags and the boys.
Joe Byrne : Craddockstown Golf Club Co Kildare
Well done Padraig great to see you back where you belong and long may it continue. Regards Joe Byrne
Hugh Murphy : Dun Laoghaire
Many congratulations on the wonderful win at The Honda Classic today. Fantastic shot on 17th! You are back to your old form and carry it on to The Masters and rest of season.Well done and keep it going!! Hugh Murphy.
Padraig Butler : Dublin
Well done am thrilled for you hope many more to come.
Kevin Houston OBE : Holywood. Co Down
Padraig I'm a long tome dedicated fan. Just delighted tat you won The Honda Classic today. True Grit! Very many congratulations. Onwards & Upwards Best wishes, Kevin.
Neil Carberry : Dublin
Congratulations Padraig amazing win in Florida today. Ireland right behind you today. You must be trilled to be back at the very top. The Masters here we go!
Daniel : Sligo
Congrats Padraig on the brilliant win. I really couldnt be happier for you. When you believe in yourself and are so confident in the goal, its inspiring to see the end product work so well. Best of luck at Augusta. I look foward to seeing you win the Par 3 tournament again and hopefully get your first green jacket on the Sunday.
Martin Casey : Stackstown
Well done Padraig ! Great self belief and persistence. Enjoy the Masters!
BRUCE LESSER : Macon Ga or Sarasota FL
Congratulations on your victory. I played with you last year in the McGladrey Classic pro-am and our team won the Monday pro-am. You celebrated with us and Davis love. I wear that hat you autographed and the same outfit and it has been lucky for me after playing with you in the Monday pro-am. I have been on the winning team in 3 other events . Hope you continue to win more pga tournaments. Thank you for all those lessons you gave us in the Monday pro-am. Bruce & India Lesser
Kevin Short : DFW Texas
Hi Padraig We played together in the Pro-Am at the Byron Nelson last spring. I work for HP. Congratulations on your win this weekend! I was so happy to see you pull it out on 18 and then again in the playoff. Keep the momentum thru 2015 and into 2016 and the Olympics! All the best, Kevin Short.
Niall Dowling : Ireland
Congrats on a really brave win today. There is definitely another major in you.
Mark Dunne : Dublin
Absolutely thrilled for you Padraig, all of Ireland are too!!! You are a great Ambassador for our country. Really enjoy this one, it was such a sweet one!!!!
Carmel Connolly : Westmeath Ireland
Congratulations Padraig on your great win. Stayed up late last night to watch beginning of last round. Set the sky to record n just settling down now to watch u great victory.
Kevin Donnelly : Cornwall Ontario
Congrats Padraig on an awesome win today.
Joan Groves : Donaghadee
I can't tell you how thrilled we are that you won the Honda Classic. We have been glued to our seats all weekend and are amazed that you had the tenacity to get there in the end. You must know now that you are well and truly back in the top echelons of the game. Enjoy the rest of the year. Joan Groves and Your Donaghadee "Ladybird Society" fans. PS thx for photo and for very enjoyable night at the Gaiety.
Derek Mc Keon : Wicklow Town Ireland
Congratulations Padraig on a great win. Nice to see a genuinely nice guy and great sports ambassador show the sort of form that made you the best golfer ireland has ever had. Hope to see more of the same over the coming years. Next stop the masters.
Sean Murphy : Cork
What guts! Great comeback from Sunday night. Roll on Augusta!
Kevin Mc Eneaney : United Kingdom
Great win today. I roared in the pub when you won great to see you back winning and you deserve it! lets see some wins now
Geoff : Bristol
Padraig, So pleased for you! You are a fantastic golfer, champion and true gentleman.
Frank Carvell : Western Kentucky
Huge victory! I've been rooting for this one for some time.....bravo!
Brian Conway : Celbridge
Well Done at The Honda Padraig, heard you on the Radio again today, hope it's the New Start of the New Harrington.
Farrell Wilson : Kingwood, Tx
Great victory!!! glad to see you playing well.
Greg Lewis : Lusk County Dublin
We were delighted to watch your comeback , your determination was worth the wait and we knew it was only a matter of time . Fantastic to watch , thrilling stuff. You are back where u belong , at the top . We look forward to seeing u in the masters !! Best of luck !
Bob Duncan : Kent, England
Fantastic win, very exciting, cheering you on all the way, what a golf shot 17th hole, real guts to take that shot on. Have a great Masters, classy man and gentleman, well done to caddy. Best regards Bob Duncan
Conor : Strabane
Padraig I am so so happy about your win today. I have been following you all my life (12 years!) and you are the reason why I am playing golf after following you around at the European club for two years. I still can't forget how I got to walk the fairways beside you!! Fabulous to see you back again, and you got a good bet up for my dad!
Joe Cardamone : Temescal Canyon, CA
Congrats on your victory. We met when I was working for the Travelers (prior to my retirement) and you were contracted to play in an outing at the Trump course with our customers prior to the Riveria tournament. You were so gracious to me and our guests. I have always been a fan but I really share your joy in this victory. Here's hoping for many more.
Brendan Swan : Ireland
Padraig, Congrats on a super long over due win. The self belief and hard work has finally paid dividends and hopefully this is the start of many more good results. 6 Iron at 17 has to be right up there as the best Iron shot in your career to date. Well done again. Brendan Swan.
Joe Cardamone : Temescal Canyon, CA
Congrats on your victory. We met when I was working for the Travelers (prior to my retirement) and you were contracted to play in an outing at the Trump course with our customers prior to the Riveria tournament. You were so gracious to me and our guests. I have always been a fan but I really share your joy in this victory. Here's hoping for many more.
Brendan Swan : Ireland
Padraig, Congrats on a super long over due win. The self belief and hard work has finally paid dividends and hopefully this is the start of many more good results. 6 Iron at 17 has to be right up there as the best Iron shot in your career to date. Well done again. Brendan Swan.
Joe Cardamone : Temescal Canyon, CA
Congrats on your victory. We met when I was working for the Travelers (prior to my retirement) and you were contracted to play in an outing at the Trump course with our customers prior to the Riveria tournament. You were so gracious to me and our guests. I have always been a fan but I really share your joy in this victory. Here's hoping for many more.
Brendan Swan : Ireland
Padraig, Congrats on a super long over due win. The self belief and hard work has finally paid dividends and hopefully this is the start of many more good results. 6 Iron at 17 has to be right up there as the best Iron shot in your career to date. Well done again. Brendan Swan.
Austin Butler : Cork
Congratulations on HONDA win I truly never doubted you would win again Kept telling my golf buddies Am so happy for you Sincere good wishes Austin.
Jim McConell : Netherlands
Congratulations Padraig, I am delighted for you!! I am an expat who has lived the last 15 years in the Netherlands. You have always been a fantastic ambassador for Ireland and you deserve this one! Keep it up because there are a few more majors in you yet!! I hope this is the first of many!!! Yesterday was a great day for the Irish! Regards and best wishes to you and your family, Jim McConnell (originally from Dundalk)
Chris Smyth : Kells Co Meath
Hi Padraig, Fantastic performance in the Honda, I always hoped the win would come, but was beginning to doubt.( Oh me of little faith )Hopefully the confidence will be back and love to see more wins. I have a signed by you Kartel Shirt on the wall of my den. Keep it going Christy.
Russ, Mary and R.J. Wren : Pennsylvania, USA
CONGRATULATIONS on the win at the Honda...we all were rooting for you and listening on PGA Radio while we were at work! Watched all day Sunday and had faith you would do it! Gonna tip a pint of Guinness for you tonight! Russ, Mary & R.J. Wren(played with you at Wolf Creek in October)
Joe : Edmonton Canada
Hi Paddy congrats, not only do you look good but you play good, too!!
Tommy D'Alton : Skerries Golf Club
Fantastic Padraig. So proud of you and delighted for you.
Michael Fitzsimmons : USA
Magnificent shot on the last hole Paddy - way to put the pressure on the young lad. Great comeback - we all knew you had it in you to return to prominence! What a win! Have a great 2015 Padraig!
Fachtna O Driscoll : Limerick
Padraig,Congratulations an outstanding win and what a fighter,regards to Ronan from Shane O Driscoll,Fachtna O Driscoll.
Con Hope : Edenderry
Well Done Padraig it was like turning the clock back brilliant
Fachtna O Driscoll : Limerick
Padraig,remember 297 ranking winners 2 weeks in a row,Fachtna O Driscoll.
John Hurley : Waterford Castle
Brilliant win today in Honda. Congratulations John Hurley. Gives the whole country a massive lift.
Tim O'Hara : Colorado
Padraig, Major congrats on the Honda victory!. My wife and I had the chance to follow the second round at the Irish Open when you won in 2008. For the first 11 holes it was your manager, Caroline and ourselves. The second round at the Honda it was a few spectators along with Bob Rotella and ourselves. Great talking to Bob about what the "great place" you a re in. Obviously he is correct! Again Congratulations! I am thinking we should probably plan on following you the second round at Augusta! :) Thoughts? Cheers! Tim and Jackie O'Hara
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Champ. Couldn't be happier. All your thousands of supporters knew eventually effort would be rewarded and you had the patience to wait. Enjoy the celebrations. M
John Mac : Ennis, Co.Clare
Many, many congrats on the Honda classic. Great to see that confident look in the eyes again. The masters just got a whole lot more interesting! Best of luck in 2015. John Mac. Ennis,Co.Clare
John Barclay : Worksop, England
Well done at the Honda, persistent, strong willed and resilient, yer a legend who warrants respect and recognition from the wider community.
John O Connell : Redcar , England
Well done Padraig tenacious as always congrats to you and the family, all your hard work has paid off a great weekend for the Irish, good luck with the rest of the season, John.
Thomas Coburn : Ireland Carlow .
Great result today, keep it going , you can go all the way with this " Honda ".
Maureen Crawley : Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan
Am thrilled to see you near the top. -3 in Honda Classic. Brilliant stuff. My sister who is Down's Syndrome just loves the golf and believe it or not she says wee prayers when she sees you playing. We'll both be praying for you tonight. Relax and remember.....you're not on your own.
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Hi Padraig, It's great to see you back on tee for the early tournaments of 2015 and doing grand. Let's hope you have a good year and with a bit of good fortune get into the limelight with a telling finish in some of the majors. All the best, Brendan.
Raymond Gibbons : Meath
Great opening round today. Cement it tomorrow. Time to get back to the top.
Breeda McRann : Dublin
I attended the presentation last night in the Gaiety and I have to say it was most inspirational and motivational.I have no doubt you will achieve your goals over the next few years. Breeda.
Aidan Daly : Churchtown, Dublin
Congratulations Padraig on a fantastic night on Monday in the Gaiety. I went along with three friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed your swing advice and your insights into the game. Well done also for the funds you raised for your charity and I would like to wish you the best of luck for the season ahead. Kind regards, Aidan Daly
James McBride : Philadelphia.Pa. U.S.A.
Congrats! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here is to a great 2015!
Gus Corrigan : Dublin
Hi Padraig, Congratulations on your latest win in Indonesia . I am genuinely delighted for you , your caddy and your family. This will be great for the 2015 season for you. Kind Regards, Gus.
Liam : Limerick
Congratulations on win in Indonesian Open.
Maurice O'Connell : Dublin
Just sending you congrats on your achievement. Long awaited and well deserved!
Greg Quain : Galway
Padraig, Fantastic to see you back in the winners enclosure where you belong. Here's to a great 2015 for you. Greatest sporting ambassador our country has ever had. Best wishes, Greg.
Hugh Murphy : Dun Laoghaire
Many congrats Padraig and delighted on win today. The first of many more to follow we all hope. Wishing you all the best and Happy Christmas to you and family. Keep it going!
Vincent Hayes : Dungarvan
Well done in Jakarta, Padraig. I'm not big into the messages but I'm always following and wishing you well. Best of luck in 2015 and even if the golf isn't all you want it to be, you have been and no doubt will continue to be a tremendous ambassador for the game and for this country.
Valerie Hassett : Co. Clare
Superb Win in Indonesia..........delighted for you...roll on 2015.
Martin Ryan : Bray
Well done Padraig. You're back!
Peter Edwards : Wexford ,Ireland
Hi Padraig, fantastic to see you back winning again I never lost the faith, this the start now come on Padraig, brilliant.
Tim Burke : Naas, Co.Kildare
Padraig, many congratulations on your win today, I am delighted to see you back in the winners enclosure! I have been a big fan of your play for years and I hope you can now build on this success into 2015. Regards, Tim
Jim Cotter : Dublin
Congratulations on a great win, from one of your many fans.
Philip Harrington : Co. Cork
Congratulation on your win Padraig, great finish to the year, looking forward to seeing you continuing this form in the new year so best of luck.
John Fox : Burnaby, Greystones
Well done . Great win Indonesia Padraig. Perseverance personified !
Joe Byrne : Newbridge Co Kildare
Welcome back Padraig I'm delighted to see you back in the winners enclosure. 2015 will be great for you and you will get back where you belong in the worlds top 50. Regards Joe.
Donal Harrington : Kenmare
Hi Padraig just a quick congratulations on the win and I know you have the game to win a Green Jacket or another major in 2015. I played many a game with your uncle Tadhg and he was a gentleman. Good luck in 2015 and a Happy Peaceful Christmas to you and your family. Donal
Mary : Dublin
Well done I'm sure it was very hot at the time you went out your a true champion.
Pat Connell : Dublin
Padraig! Well done. We always knew it was only a matter of time. Class is permanent.
Ambrose Guilfoyle : Cork
Well done Padraig, great win, keep it going in 2015
Donie : Dublin
Top Man !!
Abbeydorney,Co.Kerry : Gerard Doyle
Well done Padraig the cream always comes to the top. Well done boyo.
Michael Gilmore : Galway
Well done Padraig! Back to winning ways. Keep it going now. Happy Christmas.
Anthony : Kildare
Four years of following your progress in various tournaments has finally provided a favourable result. Even when you have been struggling and down the leaderboard and the younger guys are making the headlines, people have never forgotten about you or your ability. Glad to see you back where you deserve to be.
Dave Tyrell : Wexford ,Ireland
Congrats on the win delighted to see you back in the winners circle many more to follow.
Gerry Daly : Warrenpoint
I have admired you since Walker cup days but I am so delighted for you this day more than any other. You are an Inspiration for anyone, including myself, who ever things I can't take any more golfing adversity. More importantly, you are a credit to yourself,family,nation and all that is good in a human being with a smile to match. Enjoy
W White : Limerick
Well done today. The start of better results.
Tim Cannon : Norfolk, England
So very happy about todays, win you deserve everything you achieve, you are a true gentleman champion!!
Fintan : Netherlands
Well done. Great to see you on the winners podium. A true champion.
Philip Halpenny : Dublin
Padraig, congratulations on your victory today. Doesn't matter where or against whom, you're back! It's been hard for you, especially when your game has been good. Have a wonderful Christmas and come out roaring in the New Year. You're a fantastic role model for those who believe in your hard-work ethic. Philip
Peter Edwards : Wexford ,Ireland
Hi Padraig fantastic to see you back winning again I never lost the faith, this the start now come on Padraig, brilliant.
Sean O'Sullivan : Kerry
Congrats on victory this morning....delighted for you....have a very happy Christmas..... roll on 2015
Mary : Dublin
Hard luck having that nine you were great on the second nine.
Declan Carroll : Tullamore, Co.Offaly, Ireland
Great to see you on the first page of the leaderboard again. All Ireland is behind you.
Mary : Dublin
Well played you're still the greatest.
John Kildea : London
Hope to see you back to your best soon been to both your British open victories.
Ronan : Mayo/Dublin
Hi Padraig, Wishing you the best in Fota Island this weekend and the rest of the season. Also, did you ever try to learn how to play a musical instrument? It would be a great distraction and would I think compliment your game in the sense you'd be mentally fresh in the golfing sense on picking up the clubs. Good Luck, Ronan.
Ned : Cork
Great putts gained in 1'st round on Wells Fargo , from that you will definitely have 4 good rounds soon! look forward to seeing you at Fota in June.
Steve Stalzer : Hicksville, New York
Hi Padraig, wishing you well the rest of this golf season. You are my favorite golfer ever since I met you out here on Long Island a number of years ago. You were giving a clinic and you were very nice, patient and very informative. I also had the privilege of driving Mrs. Harrington to the Barclays event at Bethpage Black in 2012. I believe you tied or broke the course record that day. Rooting for you to get back to your winning ways. Good Luck.
Kevin Hunter : Foxhills, Surrey UK
Hi Padraig, I love watching you play and feel you have exactly the right temperament for the game. I know things aren't going to plan at the moment but remember you are a 3 time major champion. Stay positive and keep that wonderful smile going. Best of luck for the rest of the season. Kevin.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Probably not the scorecard you would have wished for, but Trojan effort at recovery on Sunday. Eventually effort will be rewarded M
Shay Murphy : Dublin
You are the greatest I my eyes super moments of great golf keep going look forward to British open scene of great memories good luck.
Tom Harrington : Portand, Oregon,USA
Keep working hard Padraig. Keep that smile, remember how lucky you are, and know that all your relatives in the Pacific Northwest are with you.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. See you're off to a flying start. Am sitting petrified in dentist's waiting room logged on to the PGA site. Is that support or fanaticism. Hope its the former. M
James McBride : Philadelphia,Pa. U.S.A.
As we say in the states, "When the going gets tough the tough get going". Good luck in Texas this week!
Timothy Reichel : North Canton, OH
Hope to see you at Akron Firestone this year. Always a pleasure to see you. Good luck in your upcoming season. Slainte!
Roy Steenson : Co. Cavan
Hi Padraig, I have a hunch you are going to win a major this year. Go for it and get that putter working. best of luck.
Philip Grant : Clermont Florida
Hi Padraig, you were looking good there in the 3rd round on Sat, it was like the good old days again. It was good to see how you rallied after the disappointment of the previous few holes. You are getting close, as you say yourself, never give up. Looking forward to your next tournament , all the very best for the year ahead, Philip Grant.
Kieran O'Sullivan : Dublin
Good luck this year Padraig I was in hospital when you won your majors and they inspired me on to fight to get better.
Michael Kelly : Jersey City, NJ
Good luck in Shanghai.. look forward to seeing you work your magic..
Mary : Dublin
The best of luck next week was hoping to go over but couldn't find anyone as crazy as myself to go with will be there in spirit.
Peter Bell : Almouj Golf, Muscat, Oman
Hi Padraig. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent Golf clinic you gave, and in particular for your friendly approach to the children who attended - my son Ryan didn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day. You've just replaced Tiger Woods as world number 1 in one little man's eyes! Thanks again and here's wishing you all the very best for the future.
Paul Brown : Muscat
Dear Padraig, My daughter (Alex) and I came to your Master Class in Muscat today. Thank you very much for the time you took today and the 'education' you gave us all. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you once again. Best regards, Paul Brown.
James McBride : Philadelphia,Pa. USA
Finish the year strong!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best of luck in Switzerland. Just remember the year starts now. Look forward to Monday's rankings where you'll have shot up following your terrific performance the weekend. M
Tim O Leary : Tallow Waterford
Hi Padraig Just a note to say keep working hard it is going to come right very shortly. I have followed you from the start of your career and i am sure your form is going to return . A famous saying is that form is temporary class is permenant and your class, keep the faith Regards Tim O Leary.
Alex and Luke Flynn : Enniskerry Ireland.
Padraig, We just want to thank you for the wonderful golf clinic that you gave in Dun Laoghaire GC during the summer. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to learn from one of the worlds best players and something we will never forget. We are huge fans and have followed you at the European club, K club and this year at Carton House and have pictures of you with us in our house. Keep practising hard and you WILL win again. Thanks Alex and Luke.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. sorry you missed out on the Fedex Playoffs but maybe its for the best. You can now consentrate on climbing the OWRs from this side of the Atlantic, you can also improve your R2D position. Congratulations on your invitation to the Grand slam. will be looking forward to it. M
Sean Duignan : Castleknock, Dublin
Best of luck in the PGA championship .
David : Georgia
Padraig do Your best, don't hesitate.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig Best wishes for this week in Oak Hill. Huge challenge, but I've no doubt you can rise to it. will be glued to TV and net. M
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best wishes in the Open. Your good memories and the good wishes of your many supporters should be a huge asset in Muirfield. M
Kay : Carlow
Padraig the best of luck for this week - remember how good you have played to win three Majors - think positive and don't be second guessing yourself on the greens, you have a great short game and you are a great putter, just let yourself do it,believe in yourself I will be following every stroke on my computer as usual and saying a little prayer for you Go do it Padraig you have the ability just remember you have two of these Open Championships so you know how to do it, Kay
Billy Ryan : San Francisco( born in Cork)
Padraig, Best of luck in the open .Remember you are a Open Champion X2. Not many in the field like you, Billy.
James : Dublin
Forget about The Travelers and enjoy the Irish Open with great support as usual, good luck.
Tate Donnelly : Monaghan, Ireland
Good luck in the Irish Open this week and also next month in the Open. Hope you can have some success!
J Murphy : Cork
Enjoy your break Padraig, it looked fairly miserable weather wise in Wentworth. So well rested you should be rearing to go again soon. As always wishing you the best. Looking forward to Muirfield in July and maybe more happy days for you.
Paul Kehoe : New Zealand
Padraig, Good Luck in the Master. You can do it.
Peter & Jean Rowley : Cheshire, England
Good Luck Padraig. Think of the Ladybirds.
Ben, Kevin and Andrew : Blackrock, Dublin
From all the lads from Blackrock College Radio, very best of luck this week in the Masters and for the rest of the season. Keep the head down over the weekend!
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I just want to wish you the best of luck for the Masters. Watching you on tv I think you have a great chance this year. We are all supporting you back home. All the best, Conor, 10
Anthony : Vancouver, Canada
Enjoyed walking the second round with you last week at the Malaysian Open Padraig! Us Irishmen aren't used to that heat, that's for sure. Was over there in KL to see some friends and when I heard you were playing at KLGCC, I headed straight over - course looked great - pity about the weather and start/stop nature of the tourney. Anyways, looking forward to the Masters, good luck for the season! Anthony.
Patrick McGuinness : Sycamore Drive, Tullyard, Monaghan
Hi Padraig, just realised today that you are the patron of Lollipop Day. I lost my own mother to oesophagal cancer just before Christmas 2012 and I Intended to help out on lollipop day and wondered was there anything I could do in Monaghan Town? My mother was a fine golfer and a big fan of yours!! Kind Regards, Patrick.
Tim : Paris
Dear Padraig, maybe the confidence has wobbled after two missed cuts and looking forward to playing Graeme on Wednesday... Well, today the France golf channel happened to be showing the last round of Royal Birkdale in 2008, which I had not seen at the time. Wow, what a round! You are a great golfer and you just have to believe in yourself and hold yourself to that discipline of self-belief and shutting any loose shots out of your mind. Good luck! As usual, there will be thousands of us rooting for you. Best wishes, Tim
P J Murphy : Cork
I see you have a hectic schedule up to the Masters.Great to see you giving it welly again.
Bill Mittendorf : Bonita Springs, Fl.
Padraig, Just finished Bob Rotella's book. What a great work! Man I need the mental game. You excel in this! I'm 70 and have a 23 handicap. You know what I'm going excel with my wedge and scoring. Good luck at Riveria! I'm your new fan! Play in the present moment. In fact," Live in the present moment! "(St Francis deSales). Drop me a note, what a thrill that would be for me! Bill
Stan Price : Calgary, Alberta
Hello Padraig, I just watched your interview for the Northern Trust Open. I must admit, I am very impressed the way you carry yourself through the interview, and also, how you talk abouth how tough the tour is. I have read a number of Bob Rotella books, and it has done so much for my own understanding of the game. My index has gone from 6.8 down to a 3.2' in the last two years, playing less than I did before. I practice once our season starts, as in Alberta, you may be lucky to get a 41/2 month season. The 15th club is my favorite book, and is the one where it got through to me. This past year I turned 55' and I look forward to competing against other seniors at my club this year. Is there any advice you may send me, to help me improve my competitive game? I see you are playing with Stephen Ames the first two rounds. He has helped me on the range my home club, as he uses the range from time to time. I wish you the best of luck this week, and hope you can pull off a victory! Cheers, Stan Price
Brian : USA-NH
Congratulations Paddy on your showing at Phoenix,it appeared you made good putts but over-read them a tad on Sunday. Firm and inside the hole at Phoenix
Randy Schoenfeldt : Redmond, Washington, U.S.A. (Sahalee!)
: It is truly a pleasure to watch you play golf. I hope that you have a very successful 2013 season. If you're ever in the neighborhood of Sahalee without a tee time, please come and be my guest! :-) Best of luck at Pebble Beach, Randy.
Ron Bulleigh : Glendale, Arizona
Gadraig, we enjoyed having you at the WM phnx open. I think your game fits this course. Hope to see you here next year.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Great start to your Stateside campaign. Even though Phil won the trophy in a great display of golf, your many thousands of fans are so delighted at your upward climb. It seems now the only way is up. Roll on Pebble. Kind regards M
David : Georgia
Very good performance, classy I should say. You are in form and this is most important. But Phil was brilliant. How did He managed to hit a record, probably He knows that. Snedeker and Haas also did very well. Frankly You could beat them, but do it in future. Many more tournaments are ahead.
Garry Fredrickson : Toronto, Canada
We winter in Scottsdale and attended the Phoenix Open. Saw you tee off in the practise round and throughout the final round. Coming third was great representation however we were impressed with your contribution to the 16th hole. The football kicking was a class act (and the best) and most appropriate on Super Bowl weekend. It was great that you decided to come to Phoenix and great to see a European representative in the field for such a fine tournament. Hope to see you again in Phoenix.
Greg Krznarich : Arizona
Thank you for joining us in the desert this week. Hope you can come back next year. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Margaret : UK
Thank you for a great 4 days. Walked with you for full round each day (except 16th). You were fantastic and good luck for the year. I'm from Cork, living in the UK and now off to Utah skiing Margaret
David : Georgia
Well done Padraig, well done. You've done everything You could and Your fans as I are very pleased and grateful. You and Rowan of course. Now Qatar Open, which I'm anticipating like big event, first of that kind.
Peter Rowley : Cheshire
Great start to the year. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your progress this year.
Henry J Flynn : Kilkeel Co. Down
Well done ,you had a great Volvo open. A great start to 2013 I hope that all your hard work on your swing pays off this year. I read 'Obsession' inside the head of Padraig Harrington Ireally enjoyed it. Good luck this year you are a great ambassador.
Kay McEnery : Carlow
Congrats Padraig you are back into the top 10 so onward and upward from here in. I enjoyed watching you yesterday. It is a terrific start to your year and looking forward to watching your progress. Well done great news.
Tom Murphy : Cork
Congratulations on regaining your place in the world's top 50. It was good to see you starting the year with a top 5 finish. Best of luck for the season and I hope we will have many great results to celebrate as the year goes on.
Tim : Paris
Dear Padraig, many congratulations for such a solid start to your 2013 campaign, in difficult weather and course conditions and against a class field! You must be very pleased to have carried over into this first outing your good form of late 2012. I wish you a very happy and successful New Year. Best wishes. Tim
Kevin Houston OBE : Holywood Co. Down
Dear Padraig As a life long fan, I'm truly delighted to see your return to form this week in Durban. Nice job. Keep going! Kind regards, Kevin.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Congratulations on a great result and a fine start to 2013. Can't wait for next week. Best wishes. M
Mark Flynn : Dublin Finglas
Padraig I'm big fan of yours good luck with the new season starting today it was good to see you back to winning ways at the Grand Slam of Golf.
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig enjoy the break with your family all of you deserve it.
Ronnie Mitchell : Inverness, Scotland
Hi Padraig, I was lucky enough to meet you at Castle Stuart in July my son David made a presentation to you for Special Olympics just to let you know Ireland won the Triple Crown In Dublin we spoke to you about it at Castle Stuart Scotland finished 2nd and David finished 4th in his individual event looking forward to seeing you again in Scotland either at the Scottish Open or at Muirfield. all the best from the Mitchell family in Inverness.
Tom Sledge : Lake Charles, LA
Congrats on resigning with Wilson Staff. You are a great ambassador for the brand. I would love to see you put the new WS D-100 driver in your bag next year. It would go along way toward re-establishing WS as a legitiment competitor to the 3 "big" brands. Most avid golfers know that WS irons are the real deal, but their image of WS drivers is less than flattering. I hope you enjoy the off-season & come out firing on all cylinders next year.
Pat Mc L : Belfast
Here's hoping that a couple of high finishes (not to mention wins) at the start of the New Year pushes Padraig back up into the top 50 and that can be used as a launch pad for continued major successes.
Jonathan,15 : Kilkenny,Ireland
Congrats Padraig on a fantastic year.Im just so happy for you on having such a good year,the grand slam win and signing the year off with an Eagle.SOOOOOOOOOO many people luck up to you and rightly so.Im 1 of them.I even try to turn my mind exactly like yours by reading every book about you,reading your thoughts of your tournaments on this website and every day after I come back from school Im straight to the computer to look up how your doing in a tournament and all your interviews.I would go crazy and probaly be grumpy all day if I didnt find out how you were doing ina tournament.Congrats on your previous life achievements and of this year.Good luck in the 2013 season and good luck for all the brilliant yrs to come.
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Congratulations Padraig on a superb win in PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda; let's hope it's the start of many more such occasions such as this in the not too distant future. I was reading the report on the US PGA site and it was nice to read how Keegan Bradley praised you; "Pádraig played great. It's great to play alongside a champion like him and learn and see what he does. You know, I'm happy for him." I think that says it all; well done once again.
Peter & Jean Rowley : Alsager, England
So pleased to hear of your Bermuda success. Congratulations and good luck for the rest of this year and for 2013.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, great stuff today in Bermuda, we were following it on the pga website. I am so delighted that you are back to winning again and I know you will be in the top 50 by the end of the year. As always you are still an inspiration to all young golfers. I hope as you said this is a start of a peak. Best of luck, Conor, 10
Dan Kiely : Ireland
Well done Padraig great win in the "Grand Slam" watched you live in Portugal, knew you were in the groove for a big win. Well done.
Kieran Leonard : Ireland
Great win Padraig great to see you back where you belong in the winners circle a proud irishman kieran(ciaran) leonard
Gregory Quain : Renmore, Galway
Padraig, Fantastic win in Bermuda. Hope it leads to more majors as you deserve it. Greatest ambassodor for Irish golf and Ireland ever. best wishes, Greg.
Colin Gregan : Ireland
Hey Padraig Well done in Bermuda, on your way back big time this year. Cheers,Colin.
Jackie Stewart : Vernon, BC Canada
Congratulations on your win at the 2012 Grand Slam of Golf. You are so deserving:)
Mark Lynam : Enfield, Ireland
Congrats padraig, Great win in bermuda
David : Georgia
Congratulations Padraig! It's Your first win in this season. I came, I saw, I won as one ancient Roman said. I can only imagine how it was, because it was not live TV coverage of the event. I thought that main opponents are Bubba and Web, Keegan looked little bit tired. Bubba slipped on the 17-th and Web finished one behind. Very pity I didn't see Your playing. Congratulations to Your team and family.
David : Cork
Hi Padraig Congratulations on winning your first tournament in two years and in such style as well. Hope that this will start the ball rolling for you and that the victories will come thick and fast. Just wondering if this will count as an official pga tour win or will your four year wait continue. Delighted to see you wining a golf tournament again though . David.
Harry : Naas, Co Kildare
Padraig, Great to see you playing in Bermuda next week. Hope you do the buisness and bring that trophy home. I also see you are creeping up the golf rankings again. Top 50 beckons and you will be in your rightful place again. Too good to be outside it. As a parent with a child with special needs a sincere thanks for all your charitable work re special olympics.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. I hope you're delighted with the run you,ve had in the Fedex. Went out to see the trophy room in Stackstown today, it was really impressive and I'm sure there are many more trophies to come. Kind regards M
Aileen Farley : Cork, Ireland
The very best of Good Luck Pádraig for Day 4. Enjoyed watching you play for the first three days. Go Pádraig Go - You can do it! Aileen Mary - Your Greatest Fan - Age 78! Never too old!
Donagh : Bettystown
Great 65 yesterday at The BMW. Noticed you're using a new putter. Seems to be working really well for you. Hope you win this weekend. Good luck and play well. Donagh
Jennifer : Indianapolis, Indiana
Hi Padraig, I really hope you are enjoying your time here in Indiana this week! Crooked Stick is a great course, so it's nice to the Tour back here again after all these years. Best of luck this week and know your Indiana fans are cheering you on!! Slainte! Jennifer
Tim : Paris
Dear Padraig, congratulations on another very strong performance in the PGA! I haven't checked precisely but I suspect you were actually the most consistent European across the 4 majors of 2012. What a turnaround from 2010 and 2011 and what a tribute to your talent and your tenacity! You just have to go on believing in yourself. Good luck for the play--offs and we all fervently hope to see you continue to climb the rankings and so earn your place in the 2013 WGCs. Best wishes and many thanks for so much interest and reward this year for your fans! Tim
James : Newcastle Co.Down
Hi Padraig, I am a massive fan of yours. Its great to see you getting back to form as the saying goes "form is temporary, class is permanent". Every other week when you play on the pga tour I use the PGA App for my iphone to follow each round you play. They have a shot tracker were i can follow every shot. My wife wonders why I am constantly on my phone lol. I know that your next victory is coming very soon and it would not surprise me if it came in one of the FEDEX cup events. I really hope that you get a captains pick for the Ryder Cup as I think you have hit form at the right time. Best of luck for the remainder of the season. Take it easy champ.
Jackie Petrosky : Reno, Nevada
Dear Padraig, Great time following you at the Reno-Tahoe Open. Cheers, Jackie
David Myrick : Reno, NV
Thank you for playing the Reno-Tahoe Open this year! It was fun following you and David Duval on the front 9 this afternoon at Montreux. Goodluck tomorrow and at Kiawah next week!
Helen Kelly : Dublin
Hi, I just wanted to thank you for the putting green that you installed in St Lukes Hospital. Unfortunately my husband is currently a patient there, but the putting green has been a godsend for my children. Many thanks, Helen.
Brian Hamilton : Northern Ireland
Hi Padraig, Thank you attending the Irish Open at Portrush. We visited the open on the Saturday and Sunday and cheered you throughout the various holes we followed. We thought you were in the perfect position to make a challenge on the final day. I watched you on the practice range and enjoyed the "happy gilmore" strokes. You certainly looked the most relaxed. It was just a pity that some of the putts never dropped for you. Everything was going well except for a lack of luck on the greens. I feel if some had of dropped you would have went from strength to strength. Keep working at the putting and the majors will come once again. Thank you for coming to the North to promote Irish Golf. Best regards Brian
Owen O'Kelly : Dublin
Past Pupil Colaiste Eanna and winner of this years Golf outing. I have followed you through your amatuer and your professional career. I believe the time is right for you to get back to winning ways. If I can win after so many years trying I know you can. Keep the flag flying. Best wishes for the remainder of the season. Owen
Jim Greene : Cavan
Padraig keep believing, to us your golfing achievements makes you our very own golfing legend. I am a massive fan of your golfing ability. Remember a stage in your career when you were known as the nearly man with all those second place finishes well right now you are there again same thing knocking on that door and very soon my man it will be answered again and you will step through as a multiple winner. You have nothing to prove in golfing greatness to anyone but yourself and that is why, don't panic don't change anything your there just wait for the door to open. Enjoy your greatness and don't be searching for the golfing holy grail its locked up in your garage already you own the blooming thing (smile).
Annabel Alcock : Bristol
Just want to say hard luck about the Open but you are nearly back in the top 50 world rankings so keep smiling. Also I would agree with the Moore's, 16h July, who watched you at a pro-am recently. It was why you became my favourite golfer 10 years ago because you were so involved with those in your pro-am rounds when so many we saw were the exact opposite, talking on mobiles and generally ignoring the people they were supposed to engage with. Really glad other people recognise your worth in this respect. Good luck for the PGA.
Peter Edwards : Wexford,Ireland
Hi Padraig,followed you for the first two rounds of the Open was right next to the bunker on the 15th that your ball was sling shot out of, really admired your attitude as you arrived at the bunker to find your ball in the middle of the fairway your an example to all pro's as to how to conduct yourself on the golf course,best of luck for the PGA please god your game is not far away,all you need is for the putts to drop.Regards Peter.
James Molloy : Saggart, County Dublin
Hi Padraig, I just want to wish you the best of luck for the brittish open, you are my favourite sports star, I have recently started playing golf im useless at it but love playing it, anyway best of luck padraig go make us proud as you always do.
Aubrey & Valerie Moore : Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Having watched you and your 3 partners play a few holes (15,16, 17 & 18) in the pro-am on Wednesday at Castle Stuart we would like to congratulate you on taking the time to talk to the rest of your team as you walked along the fairway and give them much encouragement, especially on the putting surface. A true professional who takes time to do this unlike some of your fellow professionals who completely ignored their playing parners and stood at the side of the greens enjoying the view!! We won't mention any names!!
David Cutmore : Purley in Surrey
Website is good and you are by far my favourite player. At the Irish over 4 days you definately played better tee to green than Jamie Donaldson. If your putter had been at hot as his then you would have beaten him by several shots no problem ! I think you take more weeks off than many pros which maybe doesn't help your overall ranking. Good Luck and get in that Ryder Cup team..they need you!
Henry J Flynn : Kilkeel
Great to see you back at your best, dissappointed for you on Sunday when the old putter didn't work You play great golf tee to green i hope it continues Love to see you pull a big one out 2012 Good luck
Caoimhin Kenna : Dublin
Another great performance at the Irish Open. What a great ambassador for Irish golf - what a great ambassador for world golf! We wish you continued success. Caoimhin and Margaret Kenna (DLGC supporters).
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Your website is first class plenty of update info and one has a sense of a close connection with my all time favourite sports person " what a wonderful ambassador for our country" Your ball stricking over the week end super a shame the putter was so unkind G Mac put it well with his observation that your game was in top shape augurs well for the rest of the year Yours in Sport, Jimmy Morris
John Foster : Athlone
Congratulations padraig on a great irish open in royal portrush.Watched you wednesday ans thursday and thought that your iron play and distance control was brilliant.I feel if you get your putting sorted out you would be a serious contender for majors again.Thanks for the wonderful enjoyment i et from watching you play and all the best for the future.
Danny Merriman : Waterford
Padraig, I have followed your career since you started as apro and I can honestly say that you have never played as well as yesterday (Sun) in Portrush. With a liitle luck a lot more putts would have dropped. Great to see you in contention again and I am sure your next win is just around the corner. Well done. Danny
Sean McMeel : Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
A real pleasure seeing you play well, US Open last week, watching you in Irish Open right now. Good luck in The Open and in the future. You are a class individual and a credit to the game and Palm Beach Gardens Floridayourself.
Marie Duggan : Dublin
You're playing beautiful golf, don't be so hard on yourself. I think the other irish guys were all partying and left it all for you to do. You're a wonderful ambassador for our country.
James Moody : Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Myself and my daughter Hannah would like to thank you for taking the time to sign an autograph and have your photograph taken with her, she was delighted, it will now be framed and displayed for all to see, Many thanks, take care, Jimmy & Hannah
Patrick Russell : Bronx, New York, USA
Hello again Padraig, Must be nice to be home again after a few weeks away at work? Hope you continue your recent good form and be in contention again come sunday morning. Looking forward to seeing your progress and wish you all the sucess at Royal Portrush. Your friend Patrick
Bill Bradshaw : Warrington, Cheshire
As a 50 year old Dubliner living in England i have been waiting all my life for the Irish Open to go back to Portrush GC for one simple reason. I was brought up on stories of my father's Uncle Harry winning the Irish Open at Portrush GC in 1947, he went on to win it again 2 years later & almost won the Open in a play off against Bobby Locke in the same year. For a fellow Dubliner to win the 1st Irish Open at Portrush in 65 years since Harry Bradshaw would be a great honour in his name, i have followed your career for many years & i couldn't think of a better man to win it, all the very best of luck, Bill Bradshaw Jnr.
Dermot Foley : Ardee, Co. Louth.
Hi Pádraig, Great to see you perform so well last week on US Open. You deserve all the success you get and it's very enjoyable to see it. The commentators on Sky TV really like you because they know what you have put into the game and they love your attitude. So do I. As you said yourself last week "you have the golf in you, you just have to let it out." We will stick by you whatever way it goes. You have given and still do give us great entertainment. Thanks a lot. Keep the swing going and keep smiling. People love it. Hope to see you playing in Portrush.
Peter Rowley : Cheshire
Great USA Open result following on from the Masters. Lytham will be interesting - good luck.
Gerry O'Callaghan : Shelter Harbor Golf Club
It was great to see you again at SHGC. I hope you enjoyed the few holes you played. If you are ever in this area, you know you are always welcome to play a round. Good luck this weekend! Gerry .
Billy Ryan : San Francisco (born in Cork}
Padraig, Great golf in the us open. I was there on friday.You have a lot of Fans here in San Francisco. I knew you were going for it on 18 on sunday and I am proud of you that you went for it. It shows that you are a true champion, but like you said I was glad to see that you finished two off the lead and not one.You should feel great. You are a hop of the ball away from winning one of these. best of luck, Billy.
Donagh : Bettystown
Great play in the US Open! I really enjoyed watching you charge on the last day. You were definitely the most threatening contender apart from the winner Simpson who had the advantage of starting the day off on 3+. At the end of the day it really came down to 1 stroke! Very impressive considering you were 7 or 8 shots off the lead after 6 holes. It was great fun to watch and nice to see how much the galleries really got behind you,They were like an Irish gallery. It looks like its only a matter of time before you win your next Major. Best of luck for the rest of the year. Donagh.
Marie Duggan : Dublin
You're a pleasure to watch. Welldone in the US,I know you will win a few more majors. I've watched you since your win in the east of Ireland champs before you went professional, can't remember the year. Delighted you have a lovely wife and family,it all helps and no distractions. Loved the colours you wore,and you finished off with your usual happy smile.
Morgan O' Reilly : Carlow
Savage playing at US Open Paddy great stuff and hard luck was sure after that chip in on 13 it was ur day!! About 9pm Irish time Sunday night half hour before ur tee time something told me it was ur day I backed you at 100/1 u nearly done it for me!! Two majors and u have an 8th and 4th heres hoping for a another win very soon.
Patrick Russell : Bronx, New York, USA
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!, What a superb performance in San Fran, Padraig. Your true golfing side was in full glow this weekend and when you entered the 72nd hole you had that familiar glare in your eyes! when you split the fairway i was on the edge of my seat realising that if you birdied 18 you had a very realistic chance of your 4th major. it was a tough pin and you didnt shy away, and if not for a horiffic fryed egg in the bunker you may have still birdied. I could go on and on about how you really showed you can still contend major tournaments, but to say it short and sweet..... Your my hero!!!! and i look forward to witnessing you hoyst your 4th major trophy.. and still Irelands NO.1 golfer. Thank you Padraig Pat.
Terry Darling : Dublin
Well done Padraig on a great Masters , all the hard work and positive attitude falling into place. Good luck for the rest of the year.
David Faulkner : Dublin
Nice week Padraig......now go win in Heritage......
Niall Merriman : Dublin
Hey Champ! Great runout at the Masters, just a pity the putter wasn't hot this time eh. Keep up that hard work mate, your doing everyone in the republic proud and i know it won't be long before we see more trophy's.Even though you didn't have too, you yet again showed that padraig harrington is still in the heal of the hunt. Them yank's are afraid bigtime and deep down they know paddy is back and worsed of all he's experienced and more hungry than ever!!! love ya Harry! You have inspired me to get from 10 handicap down to 6 and hopefully a lot lower in the future.You know now that you are ready for anything and your game is ready also, now you just need that spark and for the balls to drop in cup for you.Fair play for all the work you do on and off the course.From your interviews i know you have the ideal attitude and as frankie ses; the best is yet to come!!! Be well my friend all the best Niall.
Harry Connolly : Muskerry GC
Hi Padraig You make Ireland proud at the Masters this year well done . Its upward and onward for you now that you have found your long game . The few short putts missed were the difference in the end. "An old Pro once told me that for the short putts keeping your right shoulder at the same level and not let it dip throughout the swing is one of the keys for consistant putting as it will keep your arms & hands in one unit." Many More Majors Best Regards, Harry Connolly, Muskerry GC, Cork
Gerry Mc'Cready : Donegal
Great to see you at your best again in the Masters Padraig. Hopefully we'll see you winning another major in the near future
David Lynch : Dundalk
Hi Padraig, great to see you back in contention in a major. I thought your last round golf was exceptional its just a pity a few of those putts didn't drop. Keep trying and keep smiling and your next win won't be far away and I will keep putting the fiver each way on you. Good Luck
Mark Coates : Dublin (Sutton G.C.)
Hi Padraig, Delighted to see your form is very good of late. You also had the look of a man who believed he could win the Masters with 9 holes of the final round to play a few shots behind and with men in your way. Great performance, keep it up, regardless of that last 3 putt i knew you did everything to hole it for par. Before my dad died a few years ago the only thing that seemed to wind him up no end was the roller coaster golf from yourself we'd see on tv and the great satisfaction he(we) got was your first Open in 2007. More of the same please. Best of luck for the season ahead. Mark Coates.
Tim Stevens : Paris
Dear Padraig, wow! Many congratulations on your play at the Masters. First, the 61 a few weeks ago and now a top ten finish at Augusta! No doubt frustrating that the putter let you down - but you have surely demonstrated to yourself and to your fans that you have it in you to become again one of the leading golfers of 2012. It's been hard keeping faith since 2009 - but keeping faith is what it's about, since the answer is within you and nowhere else and you have shown that this year. I hope you've got more tournaments coming up, I'm sure it's important to keep the momentum going. Thanks for a great week and good luck!
Tom Meally : Ballinascorney Golf Club, Dublin 16
Congratulations on playing so well at the Masters - your game is in great shape and when your putting gets back to your normal level, you are sure to win again. Just let it happen. Best wishes Tom
James McGrath : Warrenpoint, Co. Down
Padraig - well done, you put in a great performance last week and it is a sign of what is still in the tank and a great foundation to push on for the rest of the year. James
Ed : Ireland
congrats on your performance in the Masters, you just needed a bit of luck! Its good to see you back where you belong !
Sean : Donegal
Nice to see you play so well at the Masters Padraig.I hope this year brings you more success which you deserve.Time major number 4 was in your display cabinet.Good luck.Sean.
Gerry Hogan : Dublin
Congrats padraig great to see you back at the top in the masters Looked like you were really enjoying the game and very relaxed Just one of those days they won't drop Missed seeing one of the best in the world Looking forward to winning a few bob on you again Best of luck rest of season (keep smiling) You're class Gerry Hogan
Paddy Mckenzie : Kilkenny
Well done Padraig on your top ten finish in the masters. Great to see you competing in a major again, it has been too long!. hope you win the British Open...Again!!
Jack McGrath (10) : Cork
Hi Padraig, well done on a great performance at the Masters! You played brilliantly. If only a few more of the putts went in, you could have won it! If you can keep up this standard of play, you will win a tournament again soon! Best of luck in the 3 majors left this year. I know you can win at least one. Best of luck, Jack McGrath (10), Carrigaline, Co Cork.
Vincent Hayes : Dungarvan Co.Waterford
Hi Padraig, Great stuff in The Masters- a bit of luck on the greens and you were up there with Bubba,though with your 3 majors you have nothing to prove to your true supporters. Continued good luck and good health. Vincent Hayes
Billy Ryan : San Francisco (born in Cork}
Padraig, you are right there! I really believe you can win the masters. You have done it before and I can see you are close.One hole at a time.Best of luck,Billy.
Caroline Golding Brady : Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Dear. Padraig, last year you took the time to shake my dads hand while playing in a tournament in north carolina. You were not aware that my dad was terminslly ill and his battle ended in September just four months after meeting you. our family are thankful that you took the time to stop and pose for a photo with my dad you made his battle with cancer that day worthwhile as he lived his dream to follow you in a tournament. You made a difference! thank you the Golding family
Patrick Murphy : Cork
Best of look Padraig, we'r all rooting for you here as usual.
Dave Harney : London
Hi Padraig Best of luck in the Masters this week. I'm not sure if Ireland's one-nils against England and Italy in '88 and '94 or your first Open are my greatest days in Irish sport. Regardless, thanks for the memories. Please continue to believe.
Breda Murphy : Tuam, Co.Galway
Hope ur the first par 3 winner Sunday all the best you should enjoy it u have nothing to prove and dont put urself under any pressure the great thing is when u know u can do it u can do it again - if the putts start rollin then who knows.
Diarmuid : Cork
Paddy great performance in the par 3 but what about the Jinx. Hope it doesn't cost you winning Sunday.
Clinton Horton : Benton, Kentucky
Wow, what a nice gesture you made today at Augusta practice. The little eight year old girl at number 9 green you rolled a ball to with your putter was my grandaughter (Taylor Graham). She was so excited she called me when she got home there outside Augusta in Evans, GA. Her home address is 211 Mineral Court in Evans. It surely would be nice if you could send her an autographed picture of yourself to put with her golf ball and keep in her trophy case. Her Gradndma and Papaw (me) are both golfers and will be watching the tournament as usual and this year have a special reason to root for you. You will always have a special place in our hearts now for the kindness you showed our grandaughter. Thank you. Clint Horton
Paddy : Wicklow
Good luck Padraig this week beleave you can win it and hoping Sunday your putting on that green jacket all the best from Paddy.
Brian Maher : Dublin,Ireland
Padraig, The best of luck at Augusta this week. It seems that your long game is as good as it's ever been. Just keep reminding yourself of the putts you holed in that first round at Innisbrook to shoot your career best 61!! Try not to sweat it too much, and 'Give it a lash...'!! Brian.
Ross : Dublin
Just wanted to say best of luck this week. i will certainly be rooting for you. You maybe be coming in under the radar but the game and temperament are there and I reckon there is a surprise in store for the rest of the field.
Joe Kavanagh : Bray
Good Luck Padraig
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Sorry you didn't do as well as you had hoped. However the Green jacke is on its way. Regards M
Eugene Roe : Bray, Co Wicklow
Find a quiet time to take off your shoes and socks at Augusta - anytime in the days before the Masters. Close your eyes. Feel grounded. Be one with the course and go and win the Masters.
Diarmuid : Cork
Hi Padraig, Diarmuid here wishing you all the best for the Masters. Can't believe it is that time of the year already. Will be with you every step of the way. Can't wait to see you coming down the stretch on Sunday. I'm sure you will be there or there abouts. Hope you win.
Darren Thornberry : Sallins
Hi Padraig, Just wanted to say thanks for the support you are showing Gerard. I haven't spoke to Gerard probably since school but we are all thinking of him. In terms of golf, please keep enjoying your golf and the challenge every shot brings. Your a credit to Ireland on and off the course and I really enjoy following you. Best of luck with the season ahead. Darren.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best of Luck at the Transitions. Roll on Paddy's Day!!
Joey Carrion : Miami, Fl
I'm a big fan and really like the way you're swinging this year... much freer, smoother, and more natural than the last couple of years. I'm convinced there's another Major in you... stay positive and it will happen. All the best.
Billy Ryan : San Francisco (born in Cork)
Padraig, That last round was just a bad day at the office! It happens in all sports and in life. Be disappointed but move on. You are getting back back to your form. Big fan Billy.
Patrick Russell : Bronx, New York
: Hello Padraig, I just want to write you a quick few words. Forget about Sunday Padraig. Every golfer has bad days. Think of the positive's you had last weekend and not to mention the start of your year. Your making the cuts and playing steady golf following the work you have being doing with David. Im delighted to see such a positive start to your year and im sure its only a matter of time before you get your first win. Im looking forward to you returning to the states for the masters and im expecting you to be putting on the green jacket on sunday April 8th. There is no doubt in my mind that a fourth major is near. Keep up the excellent work Do cara, Padraig O Ruiseal
Diarmuid : Cork
Hi Padraig Dehydrated... That really put a smile on my face as I thought the biggest problem was that you couldn't avoid water. Not to worry. We all have days like that. The harder we try the worst it gets. Just stay positive and let it happen. Best of luck. Diarmuid P.S Keep smiling.
Patrick : Dublin
Don't worry about the finish at the Honda,you made the cut,keep positive and keep making cuts and you will be back winning be positive. God bless, Patrick.
Michael O'Hagan : London
Keep smiling Padraig, you will always have lots to smile about. You will always be revereved because of your bravery, honesty and integrity. The fact that you are good at golf is bye the bye. Very best wishes.
David Scanlon : Dublin
Best of luck in The Honda Classic Padraig!
Jim Kelly : Dublin
Hi Padraig. I am a big fan of yours and i am willing you to win every tournament you play in. Keep the Faith and the good times will roll again. Jim.
Billy Paul : St. Petersburg, FL
Just hoping you make your way out to Transitions again this year. My daughter and I have seen you the last couple years and it's been a pleasure watching you play the game with class. good luck to you this year and hopefully when I look for your name it will be at the top of the leaderboard. Play well.
Colum Ryan : Limerick Ireland
Padraig, I saw a huge improvement in you game and I am delighted to see the Padraig we know on the way back..a man of your talents dosent reflect the World Ranking position you find your self in so keep up the good work.. Colum
Kevin O'Reilly : Dublin
Hi Padraig, I just want to say that you're a great ambassador for both the game of golf and for Ireland. Winning ways will return, of that I am sure. Best Regards.
James Mullan : Co. Tyrone
How's it goin Padraig. Just a quick note to wish you all the best for 2012. I've been lucky to have watched you play a few times and the way you carry yourself both on and off the course is a credit. See you up in Portrush, hopefully you'll have bagged a few wins by then.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. great third round. Not intimidated by the dreaded 18th. Though not a betting person, I won 20 euro from my son by your great finish. Looking forward to tomorrow. M
Kay : Ireland
Hi Padraig, tough day today, but I have enjoyed watching you on the golf course. It was great to see your action driving the ball you looked so balanced and seemed to be hitting the ball without launching yourself at it. I know it is hard after all the play and the last three holes were heart breaking, but tomorrow is another day and I hope you will continue to believe in yourself as you look very close to your best. I wish you the very best of luck and I will be watching every shot, so good hitting and cool nerves and keep your smile. Kay
Tomas McCarthy : Kildare
Great start in SA, best wishes for the rest of the tournament.
Chris Smyth : Ireland
For the 1st Time since 2008, I thought that Padraig is back on the right track, I thought he played lovely golf apart from the drive on the last ,which the commentators said he did not commit to.The 3 Putt at the last was a tricky putt , one which required a Lag for the first putt. I think the signs are very good and hopefully we will see him back in the Winners Enclosure very soon.
Rick Han : Bei Jing China
Dear Mr. Harriington: I am watching the live broadcast of your Volvo tour as of Jan 18th 2012. I do wish your best luck for this time. You are the best golf player in my heart. Again best luck of you. Faithfully yours.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I just want to wish you all the best of luck for the coming year. I am sure you will have a great run and also get a few victories. The Masters would do for starters!! Hope to see you at the Irish Open. Bye for now. Conor 9.
Patrick Russell : Bronx, New York, USA
Just want to wish you a good start to you 2012 season in south africa this week Padraig. Hope you can have a positive start to your season and get back to your winning ways in 2012. I'm still a true beliver that there is another Major win in your career. Looking forward to seeing you in action this year.
Ray Lennon : Bray, Co WIcklow
Hi Pádraig - best wishes for the coming season. Looking forward to that smile and focussed eyes. Good luck, Ray
Jim Kelly : Dublin
Go for it Padraig, Jim.
Mark Ladley : Cheshire, England
I'm looking forward to you having a realy good year in 2012 and making it back in the top 10 I wish you all the best, Mark.
Hugh : Kilkenny
Hi Padraig Just wishing you the best of luck for the new season. The fairway and green stats seemed to go up at the end of last year so hopefully the putts will start to fall which will have you back in the WGC events straight away. You also have the positive of playing at least 4 links tournaments this year which should instill confidence you can pick off one. Hugh.
Kay : Ireland
Hi Padraig This is to wish you and your family a very happy and relaxed Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you play next season and I feel you are just about to break through. Keep up the good work and all will come right for you. Wishing you the best of luck in 2012 and looking forward to seeing you name up there on the first page on T.V. again, you just have to let it happen. I know easier said than done, but you have a lot of people who believe in you and look forward to the good time again. Take care, Kay.
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Padraig, Was just reading your thoughts on this week's event in Hong Kong; you seem to be quitely confident of repeating your 2004 victory there. The best of luck anyway and let's hope you make it to Dubai. Cheers, Brendan
Conor : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I know you are going to get a win this weekend before the season is over. You are more confident and all you need is a few chip-ins or bits of luck and you'll win. Best of luck, Conor.
Trevor Gill : Longford, New York
Well done Padraig good round today. This could be your weekend, we are right be hind you..good man..
Maire Mansfield : Dublin
Padraig, Please play more tournaments, the BEST form of practice! so all the old experts say! they have been proven RIGHT. Best of luck, Maire
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best of luck in china in the coming weeks.
Patrick Hogan : Limerick
Great to see your game is coming back Padraig, you will definately win before the season is over !!
Ronan Daly : Ederney
Padraig, Good to see your game is on the up. best of luck for the rest of this season and next season, and remember its only a game! Ronan.
Eugene : Dublin
Great to see you're playing Austria this week. All the best for a solid performance and look forward to seeing you climb those R2D rankings as you get back to where you belong. There's a fair bit of golf left in the season still. All the best!
Donagh : Bettystown
Hi Padraig, Great to see you hitting the ball so consistantly well! Obviously having to concentrate on nothing but presurised result driven tournament golf for 6 weeks solid is going to catch up eventually, as it did on the greens. However I think you played fantastic over that stretch considering you suddenly parted ways with dear old Bob. Having followed your career since you were an amatuer I believe we have not seen the best of you yet and I am looking forward to watching you tee it soon. Enjoy your well deserved break, Donagh.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Happy birthday. Wishing you all you wish yourself, and I'm sure that includes a great finish in Boston. Will be glued to the tv or the net. Best wishes
Jim Handzel : Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA
Happy 40th Birthday to you this Wednesday. Good luck in the Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs. How about at least three more majors in your 40's! Jim Handzel.
Liam Mc Grath : Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Well Done Padraig in qualifying for Phase 2 of the FedEx Playoffs. You have now strung 7 sub 70 rounds in a row together which is MAJOR! Best of luck this week in the Deutsche and come in the top 70 and then its onto the BMW. We are delighted for you. All the best Liam
Edward Poynton : Blanchardstown, Dublin
Hi, it's great to see you geting back to some form , fingers crossed we will see more of you on the telly, regards Ed.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. There's nothing left to say but roll on the next stage!!!
Kay : Carlow
Well done Padraig in qualifying for the next round. The putter was a little cool on Saturday. Looking forward to you continuing your run and will be rooting for you. Great to see you coming back to form, but all your fans including myself look forward to the pleasure of following your progress. Regards to all the family, Kay.
Philip Harrington : Bandon Co.Cork
Congratulations on a good result in the Barclays and qualifying for the next round, it's good to see you getting back to form, hope it continues and good luck in the next round.
Bill McConnell : Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath
Brilliant consistant play Padraig. Hit a few more fairways and you can win the lot. Just three to go for the bib 10 million.
Paddy Kearns : Dublin
Well done in the Barclays Padraig, your'e surely on the way back, good luck.
Paddy Hogan : California
Three under par rounds - great stepping stone back to top. Keep it up and change a very average year into a career turning point, driving the sceptics towards some other band wagon. Hope to follow you in Sherwood, at end of year?
Colin O'Brien : Dublin
Well done this week Padraig, long game coming back, if the putts fall you can win next week. Good Luck
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Was glued to the computer over the las few days. Great to see you back to your old for. Can't wait for today's round to start.
John O'Mahony : Dublin
Hi Padraig I dont know what you have done, but you are hitting a lot more fairways. When you do this with any consistency, your game is good enough to win any tournament. Well done for the first two days at the Barclays! Bravo, John
Pauline Campion : Ballina Co. Mayo
Hi Padraig, Delighted to see you doing so well in the Fedex/barclays. Well done and keep it up. From a loyal family of supporters namely the Campion family.
Lorcan McGuinness : U.S.A.
WOW. Two rounds complete in the Barclay's and it is Great to see the Padraig Harrington of old back in action. Good Man my friend. Now continue the brilliance. Lorcan McGuinness
Garbhan Blake : Dublin (I'm from Meath!)
Great front 9 today - looks like you're playing with a lot of confidence - all the best for the rest of the weekend. Can see you really making a move! Will be in Croke Park on Sunday, will always shout for the Dubs if Meath are out - I'm sure they will make it an extra special weekend for you.
Kay McEnery : Carlow
Hope all goes well for you this week in the first round of the playoffs. You were looking good last week, hope the putter is hot this week and you will be way up there at the end of Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you on TV tonight, Kay.
John Kingston : Cork Ireland
Hi you have just commented about playing 5 weeks in a row. Given that you are widely known as one of the hardest working players in the tour then this is what all that training was for. Here is where those hours in the gym, that may at times been hard to motivate yourself for should all pay off. While others are mentally tired, your fitness level may help you come in to your own and keep you focused. Best of luck. We'd all love to see you find your game back here in Ireland.
Cody Bruner : Barrington NJ
I will be watching The Barclays on TV and rooting for you!! Thanks for a good time on Tuesday.....Good Luch!! Cody
Art Griffin : Carlow
Good luck in the Barclays Padraig. I know you can do it!
Colm Power : Douglas, Cork
Well done on making it into the FedEx Cup Playoffs (just!!!). Now you've got to go out and show them why you are a 3 time major winner. Good Luck and give it everything.
The Cannys : Homer Glen Il USA
Congrats on a gutsy display in Carolina yesterday and qualifying for the Fed-Ex cup playoffs and good luck this week.We hope you can win one of these events or maybe the whole thing after all your tough times these last 2 years and never giving up only working harder.We will look out for you at Cog Hill at the BMW and hopefully you will have one trophy already.Best wishes.The Cannys
Tom : Mayo
Hi Padraig, best of luck at the barclays next week, hope you win the playoffs, keep up the driving accuracy!
Frank Gleeson : County Sligo Golf Club, Ireland
Well done on making the play-offs. That performance and also making the cut at the PGA are clear signs that you are back at the top of your game. Good luck in the play-offs. Go all the way !!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Delighted to see you make the Play Offs. It was my birthday on Sunday and your playing made my day. Regards M
Tony McHugh : Mebane - North Carolina, USA
Hi Padraig, Just a quick line to thank you for coming to Greensboro it's good for us ex-pats to see the Europeans coming and playing in our local tournament. I was also delighted to see that the trip was worth while and I will be one of many in this area pulling for you in the FedEx cup. Slan go foil, Tony.
Donagh : Brettystown
Great play this week in the Wyndom. You just squeezed into the Fedex Cup. You know how to make it exciting for us. You seem to be driving the ball better than I've ever seen before. 85.7 in Driving Accuracy and 307.5 yards average in driving distance for the week. They are some empessive stats. Your game looks in great shape for the Fedex Cup. Best of luck for that. I know you can win it! Donagh
Brendan Swan : Co. Meath Trim GC
Padraig, Well done on making the play-offs. Four rounds in the sixties and lots of opportunities to better your score. The changes are perhaps starting to show signs of better times ahead. Well done again and best of luck in the Barclays, Brendan Swan.
Liam McGrath : Arklow, Ireland
Padraig, delighted ( a) for your 4 rounds in the sixties at the Wyndham and ( b ) which gets you to 124 in the FedEx order and qualification for the play-offs. Well done for your determination. Liam
Bill McConnell : Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath
Brilliant, brilliant 2nd round Padraig. Welcome back. Now go and win it - but slowly, slowly catchee monkey - wait for the opportunities. Best, Bill.
David Wrenne : Glenmore Strand Co.Limerick
Hi Padraig, Congratulations on your second round at the USPGA. Great to see you back in the mix. The very best of good luck for the weekend!!!! Dave.
Brian Judd : Hollywood Lakes Golf Club
I have been involved in the management of golf clubs for over 10years - watching you today at the PGA in Atlanta you exude class, gentle fade with your driver, all you have to do is believe and you will be a six times major winner!
Tony Cullen : Bettystown.Meath
Padraig putting €10ew on you at 110/1 I know you can do it..
Conor Byrne :
Hi padraig I am loking forward to seeing you at Atlantis good that your playing with woods luckily I can watch see you play because I will be back from Spain. My golf coach in Spain played Atlantis and alot of famous courses he got the chance to play Agusta National and yesterday he gave me a Scotty Cameroon putter youre no.1 fan Conor 9
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig Lot of talk about the impending 40. Give yourself an early birthday present, enjoy the competition, remember your name is already on the trophy, if it gets there again great, if no so what? Kind regards.
Mike Stannard : Surrey, England
Hi Padraig, I was one of the lucky golf Monthly/Footjoy prize winners (the one who lifts his right heal at address) who had the privilege of meeting you at Carton House yesterday and wanted to express my thanks once again for making us feel at ease and helping to make it a great day. Also my thanks for giving my mate Martin a call, you really made his day. The clinic was really informative and it was great to hear the golf swing discussed in such a straight forward, uncomplicated manner, all I need to do now is put some of your tips into practice. I might even try keeping my right heal on the ground. Anyway, thanks again and here's hoping you're back to winning ways in the not too distant future. Cheers, Mike.
Padraig_is_NO.1 : Mayo,Ireland
Hi Padraig, I,d just like to say that you are the most inspiring golfer ever! I watch you every week on the telly and i know that your win will come!!! :)
Cormac Flannery : Dingle, Co.Kerry
Hi Padraig, I'm happy to hear your review of the Open and although I was sorry you missed the cut I think your swing is looking better than ever before. Hopefully it'll all fall together soon for you. You definately have 3 more majors in you!! Best of luck in Killarney, I am currently working there as assistant pro so may see you soon. kind regards, Cormac
Gary Murphy : Beara, Co. Cork
Hi Padraig, You're an inspiration to all us young Irish golfers especially in Berehaven golf course I cant wait to see you at the Irish Open, Gary.
Brian Lenihan : Killaloe, Co. Clare
Padraig keep the faith you are still an inspiration to millions of us golfers, as they say form is temporary class is permanent. Best of luck for rest of the year hope to see you in winners podium soon.
Gary Leech : Grangebellew, Ireland
The very best of luck in the open padraig...3 times open champion sounds kinda good....
Tim Stevens : Paris, France
Good luck, Padraig! Walk tall, swing easy, stay focused, keep faith. We're all rooting for you.
Andrew : Cork
Bit late in the day but all the best in the Open, Padraig. Time for teh man who began the Irish domination of the Majors to regain the baton!
Dick McGregor : Charlotte, NC, USA
Padraig: Wishing you success this week at St George's -- we'll be following you all week and hoping for another claret jug to grace your kitchen bar...Go Irish!! DMcG
Mike C : NYC
Hey Padraig want to wish you the best of luck this week in Sandwich..really hoping you can win the jug for the third time..will be rooting hard for you!
Liam Moore : Arlington, Virginia, USA
You're a great a player. I saw you on playing lessons with the pro's(TV show). I like your swing alot and I think you have a great chance to win the British Open. You're used to the conditions, go out and Rip it and Grip it!
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Padraig you're back on top form I think you have a great chance of winning or having a top 10. Just believe in yourself and imagine you're in Brittias Bay!! Me and my dad have a bet on you your no. 1 fan, Conor Byrne,9
Joe Hallahan : Cork
You have all the game, just get out of your own way and win the shagging thing again. Good luck, my fiver is on you as usual, Joe.
Paul Gannon : Dublin 5
Just wanted to wish the best of look at The Open this week and to thank you for all the enjoyment you have given me and the country over the years.The Harrington room at Stackstown is amazing what a story it tells.Best of luck you are a big part of why I am so proud to be an Irish man.
Mick Kirwan : Shankill, Dublin
Good luck Champ. See u on Thursday.
Paul : Tramore
Best of luck at The Open.
Maurice O'Connell : Cavan
I note from your recent statements, a considerable improvement in your game. I also note that you say that you doing better in practice but it is great to see glimpse of the old form reappearing. The links course on the Scottish open, proved that the adjustments that you are continuing to make are showing. Best of luck in the British Major. I feel that the Irish are finally a driving force in Golf and Largely this appears to be done to you. I remain convinced that you will win another major soon! Regards, Maurice.
Patrick : Charlotte, NC
Best of luck in the Open Championship!!!!!!!!
Bob Whitaker : Alabama, USA
: Well done at Castle Stuart, Padraig! To finish level 14th with that field after laying off comprtition for a week is excellent...especially with all 3 rounds in the 60's! It looked like you got some things done you were working on...playing the winds on the links, overcoming the elements (as at the Travelers), and eliminating the big numbers (no doubles!) Your concentration looked better than any time this year, and outside a few putts that just didn't fall, your game looked ready. I'm looking forward to a back nine next Sunday at Royal Lytham's featuring you, Luke Donald (what a week for him, huh?), Rory...and one or two of the young guns...maybe Chris Woods? Best of luck...although we both know that good preparation beats luck anytime...look forward to a great week! Regards, Bob Whitaker
Kay : Carlow
Well done this week and great to see you on the TV, unlucky with a few of the puts they were so nearly in - hope they will all drop for you next week. All the very best in next week's Open, I will be watching you on the TV . Would love to see you with the JUG again go out there and enjoy your golf you know you have the talent. Kindest regards, Kay
Paddy Hogan : Camarillo, California
Love your honesty with regard to over doing it. Now go get the Open AGAIN.
Paul Last, Captain Prince's Golf Club : UK
Many thanks for a great day at Prince's GC. I now know why the R&A chose you as an ambassador. Good luck at Royal St George's
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best of luck this weekend in Scotland. Looking forward to seeing you back at your best. Booked my ticket for the Irish Open. will want my money back if you're not there, so no injuries allowed over the coming weeks!!!. Kind regards Marie G
P. J. Murphy : Cork
Well Padraig we are gearing up for our annual trip to the Open next week and looking forward once more to supporting you. The weather is normally good down South so the shorts are packed instead of the rain gear for Scotland ! I trust you are in good form, and wish you all the very best in your quest to regain the Claret Jug, PJ.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I hope you have a good week in Scotland which will set you up nicely for the Open. I have a feeling you will win both of these events!! Best of luck, Conor your no. 1 fan, 9
Donagh : Bettystown
Best of luck in The Scotish and more importantly the British Open. You are the best scrambler and putter in the last 15 years on tour and it looks like your whole game is coming together nicely for Sandwhich. I for one fancy you for this one more than any major you've played since '08. Im telling everyone I know to put a few bob on you. I have a great feeling about this one just as I did for the other 2 British Opens you won. Anyway I hope you really enjoy the next two weeks of links tournament golf. Be Lucky, Donagh
Patrick Russell : Bronx, NY, USA
Once again Padraig I want to wish you all the best in the US open tomorrow. I will be looking forward to seeing you play and hopefully you will be there on sunday... and maby lifting a 4th major trophy. No. 1 in my book every time
Mark Owens : Kilskyre,Kells,CoMeath
The very best of luck in Open this week
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Best of luck in this week's US Open.; you're still my number 1 greatest all-time Irish sportsman.
Robbie : Dublin
Best of luck in the US Open Harrington.. Walk tall, swing well, sink the putts and win you and your family another Major. Trust your swing. Its won many times before. No reason it cant now. Hope the injuries have cleared and cant wait to watch four days of great golf with you and your family celebrating on the 72nd.
Patrick Russell : Bronx, NY, USA
I am a native of Kilworth Co. Cork, again I just want to say how much of a fan I am of you, and want to wish you all the best for this coming weekend in the U.S Open. I know there is another major in your bag. It is my dream to one day maybe play a round of golf with you. Hopefully that dream will come through. Best of luck Padraig. You always keep the tri colour flying. Thank you, Patrick Russell.
Brian Keating : Dublin
Padraig, best of luck this week in the US Open; there is a big week coming soon. we're all behind you!! Brian.
Senan Crotty : Dublin
Best of luck in the Open Padraig, we're rooting for you. Trust your swing, it's won you three Majors!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. read your report on St Jude today. I think the tournament was only a practice match for the Open. I have never played golf or ever been to a tournament. Hope to change things this year for the Irish Open. Plan to go there for my husband's birthday. Look forward to seeing you in flying form!!!
Andrew : Cork
All the best for the US Open, Padraig. Just go in relaxed, says I. And just remember you're a triple Major winner. Walk tall.
Strabane,Ireland :
Hi Padraig, best of luck for next weeks US Open, I still have the ball you gave me at Brittas bay 4 weeks ago! I won the Junior Open in Strabane Golf Club it ment alot to me when I got a crystal for the best beginer boy. Conor9
Tim Stevens : Paris
Sick as a parrot at that bogey on 18 probably ruling out the weekend. Four competitive rounds would have been so great before the US Open. How to develop the mental toughness and self-confidence to go in there and perform to the level of consistency required? Recently I watched a You Tube video of the 2008 British Open - comment from commentator (Peter Alliss?): "Padraig H is the only one who's had hunger in his eyes today". Is that what's missing? The talent, the experience, the exceptional personality are there... Anyway, good luck - there are great days ahead, I'm sure.
Paddy Hogan : California
Congrats - great return. Looking good for next week.
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I loved your website. My son and I love following your career and wish you all the best. Rock on in the 2011 season. thx Brian
Ty Schobelock : Chillicothe, Ohio
I just wanted to say Thank You for sending the autographed picture for Ty's golf outing. It was auctioned off at the outing.
James Campbell : Baltray, Ireland
HI Padriag, I met you a few years ago before you won the Majors. I was with a friend of my Dad's who won the All Ireland for Louth in 1957. I think your grandfather played on the Cork team. I remember you saying that Louth got a 'Lucky Goal'. Best of luck in the coming weeks. I still believe that you have the ability to reach the dizzy heights that you once were at. Believe in yourself and don't be listening to the 'knockers'. It's very easy to criticise. I will be heading to the British Open at Royal St. George this year for the week. I hope to see you there. I will have the tricolour with me, James.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Glad to see you back in action. Looking forward to the next few days, when you'll be back up where you belong. Kind Regards MG
Anthony : Dublin
Hi Padraig, I cant wait to see you back in action this week. I hope the prep work has gone to plan. I was wondering if you have made any changes to your bag since your lay off? All the best, A.
Trevor Finneran : Roscommon, Ireland
Hi to Ireland's greatest golfing son and his team. Looking forward to seeing you back in full action and back to winning ways. Thanks for all the great golfing days you have had and all the memories you gave us. Your a great irishman and I for one are very proud of your achievements and the manner that you done them. Best of luck in the future, I will be shouting for you.. God bless to you and your family. Best Regards, Trevor Finneran
Carlos Nolan : Dublin, Ireland
: Padraig Was in your trophy room in stackstown on sunday after the Grange team got well beaten by the Stackstown metropolitan team.It was a great collection of memorabilia,all the best over the next couple of weeks,hopefully you can add a US open to the room.You definitely have all the tools to do it, Carlos.
Patrick : Charlotte
Dear Padraig, you are truly an inspiration to me. You are the reason i took up golf. Every since watching you win the Open Championship in 2007, you have been my favorite golfer. Best of luck in the upcoming weeks and hope your injury heals well!
Annabel : Bristol
Hope your knee recovers soon. Really missed seeing you at Wentworth. You have been the player whose results I follow from week to week for many years now, long before you were a Major winner. Don't lose your enjoyment of the game, your smile and great attitude are a big part of your success, although being a good golfer does help!
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi again Padraig, you are still my inspiration for playing golf and I will always follow you and your scores, and I know that you will get back to your usual self soon. I just wanted to send you this note as I read today you might be out of the top 50 soon, but never mind you might be back in again soon as well...there are so many players out there who would give anything to be in your position, me included.!! your no. 1 fan, Conor 8
Peter Rowley : Cheshire, England
Hope you are making a good recovery. Golf doesn't seem quite the same without your smiling face.
Dave : Canada
Just to let you know that when you won the three majors you were not lucky. You were very good. In fact you were one of the top three players in the world and still should be. Why don't you just go out and have a great day on the golf course.
Stephen Bailey : Prague, Czech Republic
I hope you are fit in time for the US Open, you still have some majors that you need to win. It would be great to see you back in full form and winning again. I remember reading you wrote down a list of objectives to achieve in your career, I guess you may have surpassed a lot of them but have some left to fulfill. Will you ever publish the list? In any case, get well and get winning.
Chris Eastwood : Plymouth, Devon
Hi just a message to say thank you, your a big insperation to me and i always enjoy watching you play, i hope you get back to full fitness soon!!..
Zachary Schulman : Ashland, Massachusetts
A few years ago, you gave me your autograph at the Deutche Bank Champioship in Boston. I'd just like to say that I think you are the best golfer in the world! Not many golfers won 3 majors in a year-and-a-half. Many golfers (especially you) have inspired me to take up golf, and so far I love it. Keep playing strong, Zach.
Jamie Gale : Ascot, Berkshire
Hi Padraig, I have just got home from attending the 'Golf Roots - skills for life'event at Sunningdale Golf Course which you presented and wanted to send a note to say how much I enjoyed it! Thank you for all your advice, I will always remember my '2 second rule' I hope your knee injury recovers very soon and we can see you back on the fairway. Thank you again, I'm sure all my friends had a really good time too! My mum also says a 'Big Thank You ' she really enjoyed it as well. Jamie Gale, age 11
Patrick Williams : Bethesda, Maryland
Padraig, I hope your injury doesn't effect your golf game. Get well soon. I am your biggest fan in maryland and I hope to meet you at the U.S. Open.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Sorry to hear you're still not back in form. Look after your injuries, and I look forward to seeing you back in action when you're ready.
Joe O'Connor : Dublin
Hope your injury enables you to get back soon . Love the way you represent our little country .I hope that you will achieve all the success that your special talents richly deserve. Your focus and dedication is a example for all sports to achieve greatness Continuing good health to you and all your family.Thank you for the enormous pleasure you generate watching you demonstrate youramazing skills .
Thomas OBrien : New York
Get well and lets see you back at the top of your game.
Donald Quinn : Howth, Dublin Ireland
Just to wish you well for the future, for when you do well it gives all here at home a great lift. will say a little prayer, that your knee will soon be better.
Dan Curran : Wenham MA,USA
Dear Mr. Harrington just writing to thank you for everything you do for the game of golf and they way that you represent the proud traditions of the Irish heritage. I am not from Ireland however I am 100% Irish with both my grand parents being born there and my heritage means a lot to me. You hold the greatest respect for the game, the course and the spectators something that I was always taught by my late grandfather. Respect as we both know is the corner stone of many Irish traditions. Best of luck and hopefully I will get a chance to see you play at the TPC Boston this summer. Dan Curran Hamilton Fire Department
Dave Haran : Dublin
Hi, am sure things will turn soon but until they do thought I would give you a flashback moment. The finest shot I ever saw was on 7 in Stackers in a match when a young lad hit his dad's ping 5 wood from the fifth fairway onto the green to about 12 feet. that lad was only about 13 years of age and there was no way he should have been able to hit it so far, but he had it. It will be back soon. Best of luck, Dave PS He made eagle!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. I feel really disappointed and can't imagine how you must feel. Anyway thankfully, there's always next time. Kind Regards M
Ciaran MacNamara : Portaferry Co Down
Padraig, I'm 68 Have followed your career with interest and pride. STOP tweeking, get out and enjoy your golf and let us see an Irishman with wonderful skills enjoying his golf and back on top of the world.
David Juskow : Fishers IN USA
Padraig, My son and I have watched you at a couple of tournaments - the Memorial and the Ryder Cup at Valhala KY. My son, who is twelve now enjoys watching you play and during a practice round at the Ryder Cup - you made a point of signing his flag and then after your practice round you came out and signed his "US Kids golf hat when he held it out for you - and his was the only one you signed. He plays in kids tournaments and the local Indiana Pepsi tour - but always wants to know where you are in any tournament that is on TV. You made a great impression on him and I thank you so much for that. You see he was born in Warick Hospital in England so he feels a little European to a degree but he would love so much to go back and play the courses in Scotland and Ireland that he has seen from pictures I took. Good luck this year and for years to come and from a little boy name Jack in Fishers IN - he will be watching for you. And by the way - the web site is awesome - don't change a thing.
Jonas Jankw : Flensburg
Nice greetings from Germany and good luck for the Players Championship!!!
Dustin B : Charlotte, NC
Great job finishing in the top 10 Padraig! It was tons of fun following you and Phil for 18 holes. Good luck next week at the Players!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Well done. Really great display. Can't wait for Thursday.
Janet Whitlatch : Texas
The officials got one right! I was so happy at the decision on Sunday at Quail Hollow. Great playing on Sunday by the way.
Niall Swaine : Dublin
Great to see you in such good form yesterday and throughout the tournament. You made yesterday very exiting to watch just a pity about 15 when you were looking like making the number for the rest to chase. Looking forward to next week.
Ed Hanson : Raleigh, NC
So good to see you playing well. Keep up the good scoring and head to the winners column. Cheers, Ed Hanson.
Tom Richardson : Beaufort,SC
Glad to see you survived the TV viewer error and you were able to have some good luck for a change. Good Luck in 2011.
Richard Gould : Houston, TX
Congratulations on a great tournament Padraig. I really enjoyed being out there caddying at the Pro Am on Wednesday. You and Ronan are truly first class guys. Thanks for all of the time and advice during the round and after. Best regards, Rich.
Mark Holmes : Newport Beach, CA, USA
Good for you, Padraig. I am proud of you for the stance you took today. You did nothing wrong and its about time somebody stood up to these people who think it is up to them to "police" the players. I think you did the world of golf proud today. You don't need to be a "martyr", as you said, just because there was an accusation. Accusations are often wrong and it is not your job to cowtow to every accusation that is throw at you. Well done, sir. Best of luck the rest of the year, Mark Holmes.
Dr. Marshall Wade : USA
Well done in refusing to be a martyr on the call of teeing off ahead of the marker. Your reasoning and attempt to act honestly were excellent and I, for one, totally support your decision and admire you for taking the stand that you did! Godspeed in the tournaments you have ahead!
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hard luck on your last 2 holes.I'm sure you will be back on top form for nxt week at the Players Championship. Seve obviously ment alot to u and every one else on Tour. I am still your no. 1 fan and always will be. Best of luck. Conor 8
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Great start! Looking forward to a great finish. Practice for next week.
Marie G : Dublin
Go for it Padraig! Start as you mean to go on. Looking forward to a great result
John Donnelly : Wexford
Good luck this week Padraig, I believe this will be the start of another sucessful season your still Irelands top sportsman and gentleman.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Sorry you missed the cut. Was really looking forward to you playing after such a great performance in Houston but it was not to be. I'm sure you feel for Rory as well but it upwards only for you both next time. Best regards, Marie.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, just wanted to say we are so sorry you missed the cut at the Masters, but you seemed to be playing well from what was shown on tv. Never mind, I know that you will be back in top form next time, and you are still my no. 1 as always. your no. 1 fan conor, 8
Alan Gormley : Carrickmines, Member in Stackstown
Hi Padraig, Just wanted to wish you all the best over the next four days. Bring the green Jacket Home. Alan.
Tim Stevens : Paris, France
Dear Padraig, best of luck this week at Augusta! It was so good to see you up there with the leaders last week. But golf is such a fickle, as well as wonderful, sport, so who knows what last week augurs for this? I hope you are just able to enjoy the week, confident in your shot-making and able to concentrate on every shot. I feel that, if you can do that, the result will take care of itself. Will be rooting for you, as always.
Hugh Crawford : Hamilton, New Zealand
You have the game to win this week mate. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and let it happen. All the best at Augusta. HUGH.
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Solid progress Padraig game in decent shape for the Masters I wish you luck.
Paddy Hogan : California
You are ready for your 1st Masters win. Congrats in advance.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, great top ten finish today, I hope that puts you in the right frame of mind for the Masters. I have been good all this weekend, early bed, homework, etc... so I am allowed to stay up to see you put on that green jacket next Sunday evening. I bet Phil won't be too happy hanging the green jacket on a green Irish man's shoulders!!! You can do it. The commentators this weekend were saying you had a much better rhythm on your shots and that your short game was back to its usual high standards so....fingers crossed!! Conor, your no. 1 fan, 8
Robert Donnelly : Dublin
Well done today Padraig.Top ten finish heading into the masters.I am convinced you can win next week at Augusta....best of luck!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Watched you yesterday with such delight. What han the last few holes was just a little set back not worth mentioning. can't wait for today's round
P J Murphy : Cork
Just watched your pitch / bump off the stand on 16. You're a great man, putting brilliant, sky say you took their breath away !!! Keep it going Padraig we'r all with you.
Ryan : USA
Padraig, go win a 4th major!
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Your result yesterday made my day. Looking forward to two more days of the same.
Michael Ginty : Dublin
Just to wish you all the best in U.S. hope you win.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Well done Padraig in the first 2 rounds!! I knew it would finally click for you. I hope you have a great finish to the weekend though save your win til next Sunday!!!! Best of luck this weekend but especially at the Masters. Conor, your no. 1 fan, 8
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Great start. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend in preperation for the Masters.
Seamas Feehan : Cork
Great start in the Shell Houston. Keep it going and the very best of luck this week and then next week in the Masters.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, hard luck today and I am still so proud of you, I can hear everyone wishing you the best. You will always be my idol, and I am so proud to have met you a few times. You might not remember me, but I sure remember you!! I know that you will be a contender again this year at the Majors, that is what the real golfers are remembered for. So keep it going Padraig, I hope you do well there. Your no. 1 fan, Conor 8.
Sandy : Little Rock, Arkansas
Just want you to know my husband and I are great fans. We started watching you on tour last year, and are watching you this season as well. Hang in there. You have great spirit, and we know another win in coming your way soon. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Brian Rafferty : Portsmouth NH--USA
Happy St.Patricks day Paddy praying all your swing changes work out and that you'll be winning soon.
James and Fintan : Dublin
Dear Paddy, You are the man with the plan. Your Sincerely, James and Finto (p.s were your biggest fans even though james is quite small for his age)
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig from sunny Dublin, Looking forward to Paddy's Day being Padraig's Day!!
Hap Dougherty : Pacific Grove Callif.
Happy St. Patrick's day and play well this week!
Edward Ryan : London
Padraig, Welcome back...congragulations, I am now looking forward once again to the majors. Sincerely, Ed Ryan.
Elizabeth Cooke : Dublin
Delighted to see in the Top 10 after this weeks tournament. Congratulations, look forward to the Masters.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Delighted to see you on the first page where you belong. Roll on the Masters.
Donagh : Bettystown
Hi Padraig, Great 68 today at Doral! Just want to wish you the best of luck tomorrow. You seem to be honeing in on your game nicely now especially when it comes to hitting fairways. Hope you have lots of fun tomorrow on the final day. All the Best, Donagh
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Delighted to see you off to a flying start. Could be a great win for Paddy's week
Mark : Waterford
You pulled Europe up the rankings on your own. You will get back there. silence the critics this weekend. Remember your roots, It's all about the short game and mid irons. 10-20yds extra in long game is only back round noise. Regain your driver accuracy and we'll all start winning again.
Donal O'Neill : Austin, Texas
Padraig, good luck this year hope all goes well for you. I'll be watching you at every tournament. It would be great to see you take home the Masters next month. Ireland is proud of you, and the few of us paddy's in Texas.
Andrew O'Toole : Shankill, Dublin, Eire
The very best of luck from here in Paddy, your season normally starts to pick up around this time of year so lets see you move back up them world rankings to where you belong. I believe theres a certain coloured jacket missing from your wardrobe, lets do the honourable thing in 3 weeks time and take that green jacket down magnolia drive and on to Irelands beautiful shores. best of luck and stay healthy.
Kim Adele Hastert : San Diego
It was GREAT to see you at the Match Play in Tucson. That's my old back yard. You can see my high school off in the distance, from the course. Best wishes for a FANTASTIC 2011 season. I would LOVE to see you slip on that green jacket at the Masters this year. It would match your guardian angel. :) Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Kim Adele.
Paul Brow : Dublin
Hi Podge, Here is hoping for a great year and hopefully that first green jacket. I really hope your game starts to spark and that every one who has poured scourn on your game changes eats their words. Good luck with the g3. kick ass!!!
Frank Byrne : Dingwall Inverness-shire Scotland
Hi Padraig This is the first I have sent to any emails to a sports person. I have followed your career for a long time, along with the careers of all other Irish sports people. I have followed yours more closely since I started playing golf in 2003, saw you defending your title in windy Birkdale brillant, went to St Andrews this year. I really hope you get back into the form that is there, I have no doubt you will. if all the encouraging I shout at you is heard it will be sooner rather than later, and as I tell my wife Brid when I am suppose to doing jobs around the house, just checking to see how "Paudie" is doing. I hope to see you play in Castle Stuart as this is only 15 miles from where I live, I was born in Meath. Best of luck for the future, Frank Byrne
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. great start. Looking forward to more of the same and better!!!
Conor Bryne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I was so happy yesterday at your great round at pebble beach, we 'watched' it all on shot tracker, and saw the final few holes on the tv. I just hope you go on and have a good finish here, and I think you will be wearing the Green jacket in April!! well done Padraig, Conor 8.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Best of luck in Pebble Beach. Looking forward to you having a great start to your US tour.
Eamon Doherty : Armagh N.Ireland
Just like to wish you all the best for 2011 Padraig something tells me your gonna have a great year just believe in yourself, I support all the Irish guys but your the main man and hopefully yous will all have some big says and good battles in the majors. Good luck this week in pebble and also on your efforts in climbing back into the worlds top 10 where you truely belong all the best.
Jerry & Carol Harrington : Valdosta, Georgia
Hi Padraig: We watch you regularly and really enjoy seeing you play. Wishing you the very best in your tournaments. All the best, Jerry & Carol
Kay : Ireland
Hi Padraig, I was so upset for you last week, and what a lovely round of golf, I watched every minute of it and was looking forward to seeing you up there doing what you do best. However, lets move on and play well this week and we will all enjoy watching you this year. I love the ladybird cover and I hope it brings you good luck.
Paul McLoughlin : Shanghai, China
Hi Padraig, Great playing in Abu Dhabi, and unfortunate about ruling. You're the man, and best of luck for the long 2011 season.
Gene Lee : Dallas, TX
Padraig I don't agree with your disqualification at all. It's very unfortunate and I feel it goes against the spirit of the game. That said, I think you've handled this ordeal with grace and class. Rooting for you in '11 -Gene
P J Murphy : Cork
Padraig, You seem to be in great shape and obviously wintered well ! Brilliant score yesterday, was so disappointed this morning when I heard the news. I'm sure you have forgotten about it already and you must be eager for next week with your good form, best wishes as always,its going to be a great year, PJ
Frank Garcia : Half Moon Bay, CA
Sorry to hear about your DQ from a viewers e-mail, I think you really showed alot of class in your interview. I believe in the rules of golf, but do not really agree with the penaltiies and especially from a viewers e-mail, something needs to be done about input from viewers, we should not have any say at all, it should ruled only by officials and players. Good Luck and win a couple more majors this year.
Paul Jones : Sheffield, England
Well done on the first round of the Abu Dhabi tour, just wish it could have been another few rounds. First look at your web site and looks great.
Bob Long : USA
What a stand up guy. Your comments about the DQ are so refreshing. No lame excuses like athletes in other sports.( I personally don't approve of viewers being able to call in) I hope your example is picked up by other athletes. I will still root for the US in the Ryder Cup, but as an individual I will be pulling for you. All of the women on my dad's side of the family are from Ireland, and I am very proud of you as a golfer and an Irishman.
Marie G : Dubline
Hi Padraig. Really disappointing news today, but there's always next week.
Dave Finnigan : Ireland
Hi Padraig, I am gutted for you over the ball moving in Abu Dhabi. I regard you as one of the finest "Sportsmen" Ireland has ever produced and the dignified manner in which you carried yourself after this incident only proves it more. The great game of golf needs the integrity most players show and you exemplify. I have a picture in my office of my kids dancing for Joy, with you in the background on TV winning your first British Open title. You have brought me , my family, my golfing buddies and the country so much joy over the years we can only wish you even more success. Thank you
Mary McDonagh : Dublin
Padraig. I just want to say how disappointed I was for you when I heard of your disqualification this morning - it all seemed so unfair and you were so unfortunate but as usual you have been a true gentleman about the whole episode. Hope that is your bad luck for the year and wishing you a brilliant golfing year and looking forward to watching you on the course. Mary.
Alexhumboldt : Hamburg
I´m so sorry but I congratulate you on your attitude.
Cormac Flannery : Dingle, Co. Kerry
Very very hard luck yesterday. take the positive of your great play and push on from there. great to see you playing so well again.
Ger Ryan : Dublin
Hi Padraig, really disapointed to hear this morning of your disqualification, the rules in golf can sometimes be very harsh. But, your first round yesterday was very positive and I am hoping that this year will be a great year for you.
Graham Methold : England
I just read the report about your disqualification in Abu Dhabi. A real shame after such a good opening round. But fair play to you - you did your best at the time to comply with the rules, you took the decision on the chin (even though you must be disappointed) and immediately after the disqualification managed to see the "bigger picture" and support the game of golf. Good for you, Padraig, for treating those imposters of triumph and disaster just the same. From personal experience it is easy to say but not always easy to do - a great example for all golfers. I used to be a member of Abu Dhabi GC and saw you play there on a number of occasions - you even signed a few hats for my kids (thanks!). I'm now back in the UK playing my golf at West Hill in Surrey. Sorry that this week didn't work out but all the best for the rest of the season.
Johannes Horcher : Germany
Can´t believe what happend to you. I feel so sorry. Saw you playing yesterday and was so amazed watching you playing your best golf. I´m a Mrtin Kaymer fan but I really like you and your game a lot and just feel with you. But I´m shure you´ll be back in a top position in world ranking list. Don´t give up. You´re loved a lot !!
Bobby Watts : Switzerland
Keep up the good work Padraig, you truely are a credit to the sport of golf and a great ambassador for Ireland, you always seem to have that a "never give up attitude" and always setting an example for others to follow, most importantly for the juniors who are the future of golf. Great stuff mate!
Paul Leacy : Stockholm, Sweden
Great start today, good steady golf, I liked the up and down at the last to keep the round intact . The swing changes seem to have taken less than the 6 weeks to "bed in"
John Rooney : Naul, Co.Dublin
Well done today, great start.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Congratulations on your appointment as the representative of golf. Great choice on the selectors' behalf. Teriffic start to this week's competition. Its 8.30 on a freezing cold Irish morning and I'm warmed by watching your great performance.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, happy new year and all the best of Irish luck for the coming season especially at the Majors. I feel you will win the Masters and the Open this year, and I hope those swing changes we read about today will help you. I hope I can get to see you playing some time this year in Ireland again, it is always brilliant to be at a tournament when you are there as you have so much time for your fans. Best of luck, your No. 1 fan! Conor, 8
Ray Milam : United States
Paddy, I have been playing and watching Golf since 1971, I can say unequivocably that you are the best golfer in the world. I also will confidently pedict that you will definitely be number one in the world at the end of this year. You have the game and the mental toughness to do it. You are mentally tougher than anyone since Tiger about six years ago. On a lighter note, has your mom ever bragged about you to one of your poker playing relatives? You have a huge number of fans in the United States and the number is and will continue to expand exponentially. Your personality is warm and endearing. Stay the way you are-you have the right formula.
Kevin Rice : Mallow
Padraig wishing you every success in the year ahead. In our house of four boys and dad your simply known as PH. We look forward to following you on sky and hopefully to get to see you in killarney again this year. Our wish for this year is to see you in the cabin accepting the green jacket from Phil. All the best from the Rice family.
Derek O'Shaughnessy : Dunboyne, Meath
Have a great year Padraig. We're always rooting for you. I'll be looking forward to seeing how the swing is and I hope a few tournaments are coming your way this year. Can't wait for the Masters, I have a good feeling. Regards, Derek.
Paul Gannon : Artane, Dublin
Hi Padraig I would just like to wish you all the best in the up coming year and I am looking forward to following you this season. Just bought myself a set of Di9s and they are amazing.
Kay : Carlow
Hi Padraig, this is to wish you and your family a very happy new year. Great to hear you are starting early this year and I am looking forward to you having a great year, just play as you know you can and we will all be cheering you on. Once again sincere good wishes and looking forward to seeing you in the winners enclosure again.
Greg Feeley : Galway
Hi Padraig, 2011 is going to be a great year for you. I can see you back in the worlds top five by the end of 2011. You always had the work ethic, talent and winning mentality and this year I feel it will all click together for you again. Best of luck this year.
Ciaran O'Reilly : Kildar
Happy New Year to you and yours also and best of luck in the future just remember no matter what happens you will always be Irelands greatest golfer and sportsperson
Bob Krueger : Los Angeles California
Padraig, I just wanted to let you know we missed you this year at the Chevron World Classic at Lake Sherwood. I have been at the tournament over the past several years and have enjoyed watching your play. I also admire the way you handle yourself on the golf course. You appear to be a great role model and my grandson looks up to you with great respect. Have yourself a great 2011.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Glad to see you off to a great start. Looking forward to you doing well. Country needs a lift, you can be the bearer of good news.
Paul : Lancashire
Hi Padraig, Good Luck this week - we are all living in the hope thay you find that consistent, electric form that very few do in a big tournament! 2011 is just around the corner and we think it is going to be a very special year for you to regain your top 10 worlwide status! Thanks, May you all have a Peaceful Xmas.
Brenda Barry : Innishannon, Co. Cork, Ireland
Thank you so much for being such a great and friendly golfer my 10year old son Sean thinks that you are great, he absolutely loves golf, he met you at the Killarney Open you waved at him when you had a great result 16under, he is so keen we are probably going to give him all the chances that he wants. You are such a role model, I hope you never change and continued good luck to you Caroline and Family. Thanks again Brenda,Kevin and your number 1 fan Sean Barry.
Judith Thorne : Santa Fe, NM
I've been a big fan for several years. Congratulations on a fine career and best of luck for the future. Don't tell the patriot police, but I always want the European Rider Cup team to win.
Peter Hogan : Ballyboden
: Hi Padraig I just wantd to say hello and let you know that you are definatly my hero! I recently played your course in Stackstown, it was nice to play on a course that you learned your trade! (hilly as hell tho). I was just looking at your tour schedule and i see your playing the hsbc! I think you should go ahead and win it for the craic! Well nice to talk to you! Thanks Peter.
Kevin Dudley : Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
You are a credit to yourself and to everyone around you. It was a pleasure to shake your hand at the Traveler's Tournament @ TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT USA. Sincerely, Kevin Dudley.
Barry Balcom : Merion Golf Club
Just wanted to say congrats on winning over the weekend. Hope things are well, Barry Merion Golf Club.
P J Murphy : Cork
Padraig, Well done, and in great style, wire to wire ! After watching you at the Dunhill I knew it would only take the putter to click for victory you were obviously playing so well. Keep it up now there's lots more there, best wishes, PJ.
Kay McEnery : Ireland
Padraig congrats on your terrific win in Asia last week. I knew you could do it and now you are on your way again. I enjoy watching you play so much and follow your every tournament. You had a great four days and won convincingly and I hope this will stop your critics and realise that in sport one has to take the good with the bad. Winning can take a lot out of the person and you did some winning over a couple of years, and you were bound to have a low, and the longer it went the harder it was. So forward not Padraig and the very best of luck. Kay,
Paul Byrne : Kilkenny
Well done Padraig! Great Win, Pressures off now, relax and enjoy!
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Good man Padraig winning the tournement my Hcp is 36, good luck on next competition from Conor.
Steve James : Wales
Congrats on your win.Great to see you winning again. Seen you live on the Thursday of the Ryder Cup. Hope to see you at the Welsh Open. all the best, Steve James
Nick Noonan : Dublin
Well done Padraig . Great to see you back to winning ways. Keep up the great form. Best wishes, Nick from Dublin
Robert Nolan : Silicon Valley
Padraig, Well done and much deserved. As a fellow Dub...keenly watching the game very happy to see you secure a victory. All the hard work and efforts are paying off. The critics have been answered. There are a few more majors for the taking. Cheers.....
DMRobo : Co. Down
Fantastic result at the weekend Padraig. It's been a tough year for watching golf and hopefully this will spur you on to finish with a flourish. it would be great to see you bag 1 more win before the year is out (preferably your 1st WGC). Best of luck.
Tim Stevens : Paris
Yes, yes, yes! Congratulations to you, Padraig, for winning in such style and from the wire! Four sub-par rounds, 20-under in total. Now you can put those nagging doubts out of your mind, relax and enjoy your golf. You have nothing left to prove to your fans, we can just enjoy supporting a great sportsman. Thank you and all the best.
Morgan O' Reilly : Carlow Ireland
Well done yesterday Padraig great to see you get a win again its long overdue and well deserved. I hope this will be the first of many more to come and hopefully you can pick up one of the big events left this season. Hope the neck injury on Sat has improved and will not effect for the rest of the season. Look forward to seeing you in action again had to watch ur victory in Asia on the net!!!.
Ray Stafford : Blackrock Dublin
Padraig As a fellow Dun Laoghaire member I congratulate you on your win in Malaysia to day, great to see you on the winners rostrum again, it was really only a matter of time and I do hope you can now move forward and get back into the worlds top ten We are always so proud of your success , keep it up Best Wishes, Ray.
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Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, Congrats on your victory in Malaysia. I'm sure you're both relieved and delighted to finally end your win drought ! Well done & let's hope your luck holds for your return to Asia for your end-of-season schedule in a couple of weeks time. Best wishes, Brian.
Kevin B : Scotland
Many congratulations, Padraig on your briiliant victory in the Iskandor Johor Open. I was really delighted to hear the news this morning and got Sunday off to the best possible start. Watching you at Carnoustie last weekend, you could see that the way you were hitting the ball that you would be back in the winners' enclosure very soon. Many thanks too for kindly sparing time before your round to sign my book and also for a photograph. Well done again and I've a good feeling that this won't be your last victory in 2010. Best wishes for the rest of the year. Kevin.
Kim Rasmussen : Denmark
You are a true inspiration for me Padraig. I am 41 years old, and an amateur golfer with hcp 13.5. I startet playing in 1998 but unfourtuantly i broke my back in 2001 and had to lay down my clubs, thinking that I would never be able to pick them up again. I am vere pleased to tell you that I startet up this season 2010 I april, playing from hcp 36 and now in 13.5. One of the reasons I have played so well this season, is you. When ever i make a bad shot i think of the way you always smile and look happy. I say to my self, it is very impotant to be happy and enjoy the game for what it is. It brings me great plesure, to watch you play, not only are you a great golfer, but you are a true gentleman, always with a smile on your face. And as i said, it inspires me to imitate your behavior as a true sportsman. Thank you Padraig and I wish you the best of luck in the future. I hope to be able to take my two sons, to watch you play on the european tour some day. Kim Rasmussen, Denmark
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David Dukelow : Gainesville,VA, USA
Congratulations on the win Padraig, you deserved it. Good luck with the rest of the season.A ll the best,David
Lorcan McGuinness : Chicago U.S.A.
CONGRATULATIONS Padraig on your finest work in the past couple of years. There was No Television coverage of the Iskander Johor Open here in the States so I had to follow the action online. It's a shame the World didn't get to see your display of magnificence. Three cheers to my all time favourite Golfer, you do our Country proud. Lorcan McGuinness
Miceal Ginty : Dublin
Fantastic win,keep it up you mean so much to so many here.
Conor Kennedy : Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Padraig, Delighted with your win in Malaysia. As a keen golfer myself ( GUI 10 playing out of Wicklow GC ), I really admire the way you represent yourself on & off the course. You are a credit to your profession and a fine example of how golfers pros & amateurs alike should carry themselves, through good and not so good periods of form. Best of luck for the rest of your season and I've no doubt you'll be chasing down more Majors in 2011.
K.Flynn : Wexford
Congratuations on your win at the Iskandar Johor Open Pádraig. Keep up the good work.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Well done Padraig on winning this weekend. I am so happy for you, as is my dad who has finally got a few pounds on you winning!!! I had something to give you at Adare manor but didn't get the chance, and I was hoping that I wouldn't have to wait til next year to give it to you... it was the ball that you had won your last event with at Brittas Bay two years ago, you gave it to me as you finished the last hole. I was going to return it to you to bring you good luck but I am soooo glad now that I can hold on to it. Best of luck for the rest of the year. Conor 8
Tom Meally : Ballinascorney GC, Dublin, Ireland
Congratulations Padraig on your excellent victory in Malasyia - we are all delighted you are back to your best form. Well done.
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Congratulations on your win today in the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia; what a classic way to break your duck since your last triumph at the 2k8 US PGA Championship. You are surely now one of the favourites for the big tournaments coming up in that region in the next month or so. Phil Michelson and Ian Poulter had better watch out as defending champions in two of those tournaments. Congrats once again, Brendan.
Richard Beshoff : Dublin
Its the best news I have heard in a long time. Congratulations Padraig on your win.
Lee Miles : West Cork
Congratulations Padraig, I'm delighted to see you back to your winning ways an inspiration to all young sports people in keeping your head down and working hard. Best of luck for the rest of the season and for next year. Regards Lee Miles.
Sarankumar : Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Nusajaya
Hey hii there Mr.Padraig.. I'm staff from Horizon Hills GC.. Just wanted to say... You played really good today... wish you good luck next year.. Hope to see you again at Horizon hills Golf & Country Club..
Tony O Shea : Cork
Well done Padraig on your win, another major would be nice. great to have some good news for Ireland. Keep up the good work. T.
Paul : Tramore
Well done on your win Padraig,good to see you winning again.
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Well done. Together with all your many fans I'm delighted at your great win. Looking forward to your next competition.
Oonagh Mc Dermott : Sligo Ireland
Padraig Congratulations and well done on you rwin. So sorry we couldn't see it on TV and had to be satisfied with the live scoring on the asian tour wesite. Keep up the good work and look after the neck injury. Oonagh
Chris Monaghan : MK, UK
Awesome win Padraig, knew it was only a matter of time. Maybe you should have a dodgy neck every week!!!!! Here's to a great 2011 - grab that green jacket....
Bruce Barron : Singapore
Hi Padraig - thanks for signing the bag - "to a fellow Dub" great - yer man must have a good memory to remember I was from Dublin. Love to see you win in Johor and the Masters - good luck ! Bruce
Marie G : Dublin
Hi Padraig. Great to see you on top again where you belong. Keep it going M
Jim Fitzpatrick : Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, USA
I love how you always praise the toruney winner even if you are disappointed in your play...Class act...Congrats on the Ryder Cup...you must feel like a kid on Christmas morning!
P J Murphy : Cork
Hi Padraig, Travelled over at weekend to watch you at the Dunhill with my Son. In the wind on Friday at St Andrews you were very impressive. Saturday at Carnoustie was the highlight, you were hiting the ball so well, happy days up there, was there for the Open! We were so impressed by your striking. So all that remains is to get that blade tuned in and your there again. Well done, always a pleasure to follow you, so glad we made the trip,best of luck for the remainder of the year, P.S. Stop jumping that burn on the first at St Andrews, its scary watching you !!!!
Marie G : Dublin
Well done Padraig. Great to see you in flying form. Looking forward to your next competion.
Stuart Milne : Carnoustie
Just like to say what a pleasue it was to scoreboard for you in carnoustie at the dunhill, your such a genuine nice guy, thanks a lot for signing the picture, all the best.
Alan Semark : Lancs, UK
All the very best PADRAIG,.....great golfer,great man.
Antoin Hanley : Winchmore Hill, London
Good luck, Padraig, for the Ryder Cup. You deserve to be there - you are a credit to the game, to Ireland, and to yourself. I shall be watching every stroke over the three days, and wishing you the best. Enjoy yourself - and I hope that your fellow team members benefit from your wisdom and experience.
Chris Kerr : Doncaster (Originally from Derry)
Hi Padraig Great Golf over the weekend. Never in doubt that you are a world class player. Just want to wish you and the rest of the team good luck for weekend! Go get them! I will be glued to the telly watching.
Ruth Aucott : United Kingdom
An excellent web site, very informative. Just really want to wish Padraig every success at the 2010 Ryder Cup - cream always rises to the top and it started to rise at the Vivendi. Very best wishes Ruth
Lorcan McGuinness : U.S.A.
Congratulations Padraig, What a Brilliant finish to the Vivendi. You are carrying a World of confidence with you to the Ryder Cup, I only wish I could be there to witness you and the Euro team knock the Yanks out...Good on ya, ya boy ya... Lorcan:
Barry MacNamara : Helsinki
Padraig, I was delighted to hear news of your fantastic last round at the Vivendi. Just wanted to wish you all the best for the forthcoming Ryder cup match. Kind regards, Barry in Finland
Noel Patterson : Stillorgan
Fantastic Golf. Watching you making the cut was awesome. Just go on and enjoy the Ryder Cup. You deserve to be there. Touch of Class.
Drew Gallimore : Sheboygan, WI
Padraig, best of luck at the Ryder Cup! We missed you at the BMW Championship.
Gunther Plank : Wicklow
Dear Padraig, I saw you yesterday at the Make a Wish Ball and I think it is fantastic that yourself and Imelda May (isn't she great) take the time to support such a great cause. I wish you and the European Team all the best for the Ryder Cup. Sincerely, Gunther Plank
Brendan Swan : Co Meath Golf Club Trim Co Meath
Padraig, Congrats on your selection for the 2010 European Ryder Cup Team at Celtic Manor. In my view you have been the No 1 player in Europe for the last four year's and that say's it all! I know that when you stand on the 1st Tee at Celtic Manor you will do the business for Europe in your matches. Having visited the venue last week and seen the course, it will be a memorable week for all of you guys! Best of luck!
Barry Balcom : Merion Golf Club
Padraig, Barry from Merion just wanted to say what a pleasure it was having you at Merion with the FTI group really enjoyed my time spent with you and I'm sure my members did as well. Good luck in France as well with the Ryder Cup. Hope you stay in touch as well. Again thanks for everything, Barry
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, just to say hello again, this is a quiet time for you but still I want to say good luck now for he Ryder Cup. Monty is right, as I said before you are the only one on European team who has an aura, so the Americans can quake in their boots!! Conor, 8
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi again Padraig, I just wanted to wish you all the best for the end of season. I am sorry you didn't win a competition this year but knowing you, you will bounce back big time. My dad already has you backed for 2 majors next year, the Masters and the Open, so fingers crossed. All the best til later.
Derek Britton : USA
The pressure is really on now Padraig with regard to your Ryder Cup selection. I,like many of your ardent fans, trust and pray that you will meet the challenge with success and your usual aplomb.Good luck and best wishes.
Chip Albers : Greenwood Lake, NY, USA
Congratulations on a well deserved Ryder Cup selection. Had a few more putts dropped Saturday, you might have been hoisting a cup yourself! I have a feeling Monday in Boston will be your day!Be well, and thanks for all your inspirational play! One of your best supporters in the good old USA,Chip Albers (Loved the red white and blue colors last Friday.)
Lorcan McGuinness : U.S.A.
Congratulations Padraig on getting the nod for the Ryder Cup, it wouldn't be the same if you were not there. I'm looking forward to seeing you again at the BMW in Lemont after the labor day weekend round. I have a nice picture of the two of us I would very much like to have autographed by yourself... Good luck in the upcoming events, and keep the Faith... Lorcan McGuinness..By the way My family live in the Lusk/Rush area, huge Harrington fans.
Michael : Athenry, Galway
Well done on your Ryder Cup selection, you deserve it! Time now to start winning again. Sundays aren't the same without seeing you at the top regularly. Michael
Mayumi Crawford : Noosa, Qld, Australia
Dear Padraig, I am very happy to learn that you are in the Ryder Cup 2010 team. I am a great fan of yours. Your golf impress me not only your wonderful skill but your never-give-up attitude. I think you are very surperier person.Please take care of yourself and wish you a long and succesful life, proffeshionaly and privately. See you on TV. Love Mayumi XX
Lisa Swift : West Yorkshire
I'm absolutely thrilled that you are in the Ryder Cup Team. I have every faith in you. Form is temporary. Class is permanent.
Richard : Connell
Well done on making the European Team Padraig. Know you will do us all in Ballyroan proud as you always do. Best wishes to you, Ronan and all the team. Play hard and fair and most of all enjoy the moments. Best wishes. Richard Connell and Family.
Chris Sweeney : Kildare
Well done Padraig on making the Ryder cup team.
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Congratulations Padraig on your selection for the Ryder Cup team. It is a reward that you richly deserve for bringing many moments of happiness into our lives over the years. What a true star and great sportsman you are. Best of good luck. Brendan
Pat Killeen : Claremorris
Congrats on your selection to the Ryder Cup Team, well deserved. Well done & enjoy
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Well done Padraig on getting picked for the Ryder Cup, I knew you would but I said a few prayers in case. It wouldn't have been the same without you. Conor, 8
Brenda Strain : Portstewart
Padraig, congratulations on your selection for the Ryder Cup team. I was afraid that you would not get a wild card pick and I emailed you recently to criticise that you did not play in Gleneagles. Play well at Celtic Manor. Get the points on the board for Colin and the team. Brenda
Tony Harrison : Dublin
Congratulations Padraig. I'm so delighted you made the Ryder Cup team. Now go and kick ass. Well done again. Tony
Eoin Pearson : Dublin
Padraig - Monty has picked you and rightly so despite a very mediocre season by your own high standards. Now repay that faith and do the business by getting out of the way of your immense talent and ability and hit the ball in the way we all know you can. Just get on with it and dont analyse the matches to death. You are going to be the foundation of this team and I am putting a few quid on you to be top points scorer - if you get out of own way and just hit it. Dont think - just do it (sorry Tiger - that was your line). Best of Luck Padraig and do us proud.
Kay : Ireland
Congratulations Padraig have just heard you are the first pick for the Ryder Cup which I think you deserve. It would not have the same interest for me if you were not playing. You bring something special to the fairways. Play well Padraig and best wishes to all the team, bring home the cup.
Dee : Dublin
Well done on making the Ryder Cup team Padraig!
John-Mike Kepley : Raleigh
I love you Paddy! I think its terrific how you are working with people with mental disabilities. I am doing the same thing working with Maxim Healthcare in Raleigh, NC. It has been such a rewarding experience! I always pull for you; every single week! Good luck! God bless! John-Mike
Rick Byars : Baton Rouge, LA
Padraig, I admire your passion for the game. You are a great competitor! I enjoy following you and wish you all the Best!!!
Tom Laursen : Canton, Ohio USA
Padraig, I enjoyed being assigned as your roving marshal at Firestone Country Club for three of the four days last week at the Bridgestone Invitational. Keep thinking about that eagle you made at the par 5 hole #2 last Sunday at Firestone as you play this links course at Whistling Straits over the next four days. I'm looking forward to watching you on TV, and if you continue today like you left off last Sunday at Firestone, you will be having late day tee times on the weekend. I expect to see you in the final pairing this coming Sunday at the PGA, and see you accepting the tournament trophy on 18 around 6 PM local time on Sunday. All the best, Tom Laursen
Peter Wilson : Minneapolis, MN
Go get em Paddy! I am counting on you.
Laura Moore : Memphis, TN
My name is Laura Moore and I play golf too. I would like to say thank you for the golf ball that you gave me at the St Jude golf Tournament in Memphis. I was on the ninth hole on Friday. I want to play with it, but my mom won't let me. I play with the Memphis Special Olympics golf team. I played with my partner and I won a gold medal for us in our last tournament. I am glad that you are the Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. Thank you again and I hope you win lots of golf tournaments!
P J Murphy : Cork
Hi, I've had the great pleasure to attend many of the events that you have played in for a number of years, including that great day in Carnoustie. Our family are great supporters of you and would like to thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provide and your achievements.Five Major fans in this house. Was in Killarney for the Open, St Andrews too ! I think we can expect more fireworks from you shortly, your form is great. Best wishes in the PGA, go neiri leat Padraig - beir bua, PJ
Friends at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa : Killarney, Ireland
Hi Padriag, We just wanted to congratulate you on another fantastic round of golf at Firestone, during the Bridgestone invitational yesterday. You played some amazing golf and we are all very proud of you. We hope the good Kerry area is still in your system from last week and that it will help you in the weeks ahead to win lots more competitions in the USA. Warmest regards, all your supporters, fans and friends at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa Killarney.
Tony Harrison : A Dub living in Bettystown, Co. Meath
Just want to wish you all the best for next week and I hope you make the automatic slots for the Ryder Cup. Tony
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, well done yesterday and I know you are going to go on a late run of form just like last year. I think you will win the PGA this coming week. We watched you play on internet while on holidays here in Spain, and our Spanish friends immediately recognise you, even more than some of their own golfers. I was delighted to tell them all about you and how I have got a few balls and signatures from you. They were so jealous! Best of luck, your no. 1 fan, Conor 8
Todd James Giese : USA
Just wanted to say Padraig is a great role model for kids around the world. He is such a class act, the way he acts even if he is not having one of his better days. I my self have learned a great deal from watching his actions on the course. Thank you Padraig and good luck in the future.
Briain Healy : Rathfarnham, Dublin
Padraig, Belated congratulations for your heroics in Killarney - just a pity you could not reproduce form this week - but its such a horrendously difficult course. Anyway I guess you are honing up well for last week and hopefully you can cement place on Ryder Cup so that you can stay on in USA - play in FEDEX - and fulfill your very personal wish with Special Olympics. All the very best. Briain.
Shane Manus Hoben : Minneapolis MN
Thank you for talking to me thorugh the bridgestone tourney. I have a qualifier next week and you are such an inspiration to me. You are the game of golf. Grace, integrity and heart. You are my hero and I hope I can be a gentleman golfer like you. I striv eto be just like you. I will see you again!! Maybe one day we will meet on the course! Shane Manus Hoben - your greatest fan
Eddie Musbach : Twinsburg, Ohio
Dear Padraig, Thank you so much for giving me a ball today at the 9th green at Firestone Country Club. I am a six year old boy and today was my first experience at a professional golf event. Your gift helped make today more memorable and I will not soon forget it, nor my parents!! I wish you the best of luck tomorrow in Akron and next week at the PGA. Please know that you made an impact today, when I got home I played 18 holes in my backyard with my 4 year old brother, not with my new ball from you though, that will be saved in a safe place! Maybe I can be almost as good as you some day! Thanks again for your generosity! Eddie Musbach.....and Eddie's Mom and Dad.
Thomas Casey : Ireland
Well done in killarney last week it was great to see you play so well .Great bunker shot at 12, great golf . keep it up in Firestone this week go one better than last year. If you keep playing this well you will have a spot on the Rryder Cup. Best of luck next week, keep it up we will be shouting for you.
Bob Whitaker : Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Congratulations on a special Irish Open at Killarney. As I always do, I put the entire round (the telecast version, anyway) on tape, and also as always, I was not disappointed with your effort. Your last round was the textbook on gutting it out, and there were so many moments there where you could have slacked a little...but you didn't. You displayed the essence of the champion you are. It was a pleasure to watch you play. I've played Killarney Golf & Fishing Club many, many times over the years, and it has become my favorite course...even though I've played Ballybunion! Most recently, in 2007, my wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Ireland (our 11th visit), and, in the company of my son and his wife who had never had the privilege of visiting Ireland, we played Killarney Killeen as the first of several courses we played. I struggled with you on 8, and again on 17, and particularly on 18 (and unlike you, on 10!) It's a special place to play our favorite game...and I look forward to playing there again, God willing - as I do Beaufort, Strandhill, Rosses Point, East Clare, Dooks, Howth and others. We know youi're disappointed at falling a little short in the Irish Open...but we'll be your biggest US fans for the upcoming PGA, and we look forward to seeing you win again. I'd very much like to play a round with you sometime...I'm 73, but play to about a 7-9; my son is a good bit better. I couldn't imagine a more enjoyable round of golf. Keep up your excellence...and God bless you and your family. Best regards, Bob Whitaker, Esq. Lt Col, USA, Retired
Fergus Moroney : Castlegregory ,Tralee ,Co.Kerry,ireland
Thank you for such a marvellous display of of all the golf shots in Killarney. It was a privilege to be present to witness the sheer genius of your short game.
Tom Lugg : South Africa
Hello Mr Harrington, Thank you for helping Special Olympics Golf. I won in Shanghai and Taipei and have a handicap of 3. I play at Dale Hayes Golf Course - Zwartkop. Hope to meet you on day.
Eithne : Cork
HI Padraig, Just wanted to say its great to see you treat the fans so well at Killarney. I saw you for the first time playing live at Killarney and you signed a birthday card for my mum who lives to see you win and play. I will give this card to her on her birthday and it will light up her life. Many thanks for taking the time to sign it, I waited about two hours for it and it was worth it. It is a great shame that other Irish players won't give a bit of time to the fans and sign autographs. I saw many disappointed kids at the practice range who got ignored or knocked back by other Irish players. Keep practicing your doing the right thing listen to yourself and ignore the media what do they know. Thanks again Padraig I can't wait to see the look on my old mums face when she gets the card. Good luck
Pat Killeen : Claremorris
Hi Padraig Well done in Killarney, a brilliant effort, Pat Killeen
Bartley Hynes : Clarenbridge, Co. Galway
Hi padraig, you were good enough to stand with my daughter for a photograph as she held an umbrella on the Wednesday of the Irish Open. We are very proud of you as a sportsman, and an Irishman. Good luck at the Bridgestone and the USPGA. Thanks again from Jane and Bartley.
Ciaran : Co.Armagh
Well Padraig, absolute stunning last round in Killarney. I tought you were going to pip Fisher to the title. I would have like to see you and Fisher play the last round together as I would think you would have got the better of him if this was the case. have you any tips step by step guide on how to hit a good shot on the fairway and maybe chipping on the greens. Your chipping on the greens is sublime. Hope you do well in Major next week, top 10 on the cards.
PJ Clarke : Maidstone, Kent
Many congrats from an old Mayo Gael and glad to see your competitive stills are still in place. Keep winning the big ones!
Ger Griffin : Co. Kerry
Dear Padraig, I have found a whole new respect for pro golfers and you in particular because I spent 4 beautiful days in Killarney following you around the course and its now Monday and I can barely walk! Thanks for all enjoyment you brought to me during the open and best of luck in the US in the coming weeks.a true sporting hero you are.
Gerry Kelly : London
I went to the Irish open pro am and the thurs /fri of the tournament. I was amazed to see the generosity of all the players towards the crowd. Giving autographs and photos ops to people who wanted. Padraig, I would just like to say thank you for all your hard work trying to please everyone. It can't be easy signing all the autographs and doing the photo ops. Oh, as well as doing media interviews. Speaking of the media, you weren't the only person to appear slightly irritated at some of the questions. Most of the fans didn't really like their questions either. I love to watch you play this great game. I don't care if you hit fairways. In fact if truth be told it's much more exciting watching the genius of your recovery and short game skills. You were pipped at the post this time, I've no doubt at all it will be yours next year. Good Luck.
John Carlos : Greystones
Once again you did us all proud as well as your family. What a fantastic competitor you are. I no longer play golf. I seemed to gradually give it up when I started teaching in St Gerard's many moons ago. Family etc! I have followed your career with great enjoyment. On your day you are the best in the world - no doubt. May I wish all the best for the next two weeks in the USA. For what it's worth - please forgive you seem to push a fraction too much forward on the drives you pulled left in Killarney. Also many thanks for being the person you are. My God it is great to have another Irishman as a role model for future generations. Good luck to you and your family. Kindest personal regards, John Carlos
Richie Cotter : Tipperary
Hi Padraig, well done in Killarney this w/e. You were fantastic the way you grafted and now must surely get a wild card from monty for your flawless and relentless determination on the golf course. It was a pleasure to witness. Thank you so much/you are a credit to your country. By the way, thanks a million for signing the carnoustie guide for me on sat 31 July/I will treasure it. Every good wish for the future and continued success in your career/you are the consumate gentleman of golf and I look forward to the next two weeks. Once again, thank you for your kindness to me for signing the Carnoustie guide. Kind regards, sincerely, Richie Cotter.
Mary : Dublin
You are the best. Wouldn't know a golf club if it hit me on the head but have more than enjoyed looking at you playing in Killarney. You were just great. Isn't Killarney just gorgeous. You will have helped to put it on the map for other golfers all over the world. Good on you. You are what we need just now. Thanks, M
Kay : Ireland
Hi Padraig, really enjoyed watching you at the Irish Open and great to see the talent you displayed throughout. Best of luck over the next few weeks, I shall be watching on TV. Regards also to Ronan.
John Mc Namara : Skibbereen
Padraig, saw you in Killarney round 2 and you were magnificent. Must say your 3 rd round was one of thre best of the day with great recovery. It's your day tomorrow. You are a great ambassador and even better golfer. John
David P. Harris : Winfield Upper, Moylough, Galway
On behalf of everyone involved in Special Olympics Ireland I want to wish you the best of luck at the 3G Irish Open.
Adam McCormack : Bury, Manchester
Padraig, fantastic website! I really enjoyed reading all the stories and tips which ive took on board and I hope I can make history at my golf club this weekend by winning the club championship 4 years in a row.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hello Padraig, sorry things didn't work out for you today at the open but I know that tomorrow it will be better. I think you and Phil will be fighting it out on Sunday. You just go out tomorrow and play and show your partners who is boss - you are the one they are looking up to, your bad round is over! We wish you good luck tomorrow as you had none today conor, 8
David P. Harris : Galway
Padraig, The very best of luck for the Open in St. Andrew's. I had the pleasure of playing the Old Course in St. Andrew's a few years ago. I coach Special Olympics athletes in Bocce. I am thrilled that you have become involved in this wonderful organisation and I was delighted to see the Special Olympics crest on your shirt as you teed off this morning at St. Andrew's. Your in Sport! David P. Harris (A Dub living in Galway!)
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
Good luck in the Open Padraig. You looked swell in the threads with Caroline after receiving your honorary degree at St Andrews. A great honour for a great guy; surely nothing was better deserved for our greatest sportsman of all time.
Sherry Edwards : Kansas City, Mo
Paddy, We are so excited you are playing w/ our Kansas City Champion Tom Watson. We are huge, humongous, dedicated Tom Watson/Paddy Harrington fans & you two are playing together. Man if we knew that we would of closed up shop & headed across the pond & walked the course w/ you guys all the way to a third major win! We will be up & watching @ 0 dark hundred this Tursday morning. We followed you around the fedex cup last year(I was one of the crazy whistlers). I will never forget the chip on 7 the second or third day, we were right on the rope, unbelievable, then we saw you do that amazing shot early in the morning @ quail hollow an eagle, i think that was day 2. Then we watched you destroy everyone on your first day @ travelers "64", so close, your time is coming. I know you can do this, you love the challenge...so big daddy St. Andrews bring it on & make all the others cry, well except for Tommy Watson. Now come on you Irish bully, play the way the good lord meant ya to play & win!!!! We hope to see ya play again soon. Sherry
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi again Padraig, just to say well done on your degree today, and I think this will be the first of 2 awards you will get this week! Dad put 20 pounds on you today and if you win he is going to keep his 20 and give the rest to CF... so good luck tomorrow. I know you will have a great time with Tom Watson.... ;maybe when I am your age I will be teeing off with you at ST Andrews and saying how I was delighted with the draw!! good luck tomorrow, conor
Dave Kelly : Wexford
Padraig, you're doing something correct when my wife says that you are playing for the ladybird cup this week...Best of luck with the Open and bring home that ladybird claret jug again!
David Miller : Dublin
Hope you will keep the Flag flying for us at the Open. You have been a fanastic example to the thousands of young people who play the game in Ireland. Continued success you deserve it. I have a feeling that you or some of the Irish guys will deliver Best of luck, Dave.
Pat Doody : Kerry
Hi Padraig, Just wanted to say thank you very much for signing an autograph for my son Gavin on the 2nd tee on Monday in Adare. You might remember that he fell on his way to get to you (cut his knee) and I am really appreciative how you made a big deal of him when signing for him. It made his day and mine. Best of luck in the Open. Pat.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig! I was delighted to get your autograph today- what a mob there was! I hope you like the card that I made for you - which I gave you on the way to the 2nd tee. My Dad says there were only 3 players who had an Aura about them today at Adare Manor; Jim Furyk, Tiger and as always, yourself. Good luck next week at the Open in St.Andrews. I would love to be like you someday and be so friendly and kind to the children (and the adults!). You are so patient with all your fans. Thanks for the ball on Monday at the 11th tee - it means a lot to me! From your no.1. fan Conor Byrne, 8
Rob Hannon : Warrenpoint, Co. Down
Good luck with prep for the Open Paddy. We're behind you all the way, can't wait, Rob.
Franco Guerra : Southern Texas
Padraig, you are the greatest gentleman that I've ever seen play the game, and I hope I'm fortunate to play against you one of these days!
John Gunn III : Runnemede NJ
I wanted to wish you luck at the Open in two weeks. My grandfather, who was Scots/Irish, always enjoys watching you play and it's something I enjoy doing with him as well. Good luck, though I don't think you need it. John.
Tim Stevens : Paris
Dear Padraig, such a pleasure to your fans to see those 2 great rounds of 64 at the Traveler's! Class will out, they say, and that was classy. When you play like that, there is a natural authority few can rival. In my humble opinion, all it takes now is a little more self-belief to achieve that consistency that sits between you and winning again. And what better place to do that than at St Andrew's? :-) You will have the support and affection of all your many followers. Good luck! Sincerely, Tim Stevens
Bob Whitaker : Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Congratulations on your bookend 64's at the Travelers...looking forward to seeing you put it all together again at the Old Course. And thanks for playing a little more here in the US...best of luck and success in The Open.
Joe Montano : Wethersfield
Padraig, I wanted to thank you for taking the time yesterday to give me your autograph. I was the guy who came up to you while you were at the gas station after your round. I'm sorry if I bothered you at all. You looked busy or upset, knowing you fell just short of making it into the playoff. We did follow you around for a bit yesterday and you looked really sharp out there. Keep up the great playing! Again, thank you for making my day extra special by taking the time to sign my Traveler's ticket. Good luck with your career. Sincerely, Joe Montano
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig, just read to days results what a proformance from you I'm delighted great stuff head on for Scotland with a spring in your step, Jimmy Morris.
Jean Jenner : I live in Hope (literally) in Derbyshire
Have just spent a great day following you -as always. I've done so ever since you turned professional ! I am 83 - and look forward to Thursdays now and 'shot tracking' you in USA. I watched you a few times at St.Andrew's over the years. Well done for today - you're top of my list for the Open and I wish you the success you deserve !
Michael McGrath : Cork
The very best of luck in the Traveler's championship in Connecticut this week Padraig. I think your game is falling into place, and a tournament victory is not far off. Stay confident and enjoy your golf!
Brad : Denver
Mr. Harrington, I had the pleasure to meet you for a brief moment this weekend while I was volunteering. Thanks for continuing to show that good golfers can also be courteous and good people. You showed class on and off the course when others did not. Your round on Sunday was fun to watch and very impressive on that brutal course. I will be rooting with you at St. Andrews.
John Fox : Grand Cayman - work. Member Greystones Golf Club, Ireland.
I enjoy the spectacle of Padraig in the Majors with his indelible smile whatever the outcome. A remarkable sportsman of our time.
Shannon Aitken : Costa Mesa, CA
I enjoyed watching you play at Pebble Beach - wish NBC would have shown more of your play though. Although you did not win, you were, as always, a gentleman on the course. Slainte' Mr. Harrington. Sincerely, Shannon Aitken
Laura C Peters : South Dakota
Your the best:) Keep up the great game........
Bill Scott : Virginia Beach, VA USA
Seems like you enjoyed playing with Phil today. Hope to see you at ballybunion on July 12 my son and I will be playing the Cashen. So looking forward to visiting your country.
Keegan Kullby : Lake Forest, Il
Hey Paddy, I know you're going to make the cut, but I enjoy watching you golf and would love to see you hoisting your first U.S open and fourth major. It would be epic to see you win at Pebble. Good Luck this weekend! From your Number one fan, Keegan Kullby
Bob McGonagle : Glasson, Ireland
Hi Padraig, great to see you back, hope your feeling well. Enjoy the tournament, I know we'll all enjoy watching you as always. Keep it low and aim for the back of the net !! /Bob McGonagle
Chris Monaghan : UK, via Ireland
Good luck to you Padraig for the US OPEN, you look focussed and ready to challenge again. Hope to see you in Wales later in the Year for a little over the pond rivalry.
Conor Coghlan : Dublin
For your first Major win I said to my son he just needs an up and down and you're in with a great chance which proved right fantastic, as my family go to Turkey around August with a few of my friends we are always there for the PGA so give us a night to remember again best of luck Padraig.
Kay McEnery : Ireland
I have just come in from golf and thought I would send you my best wishes and hope you are over your operation and that it will prove to be very successful and looking forward to following your progress for the rest of the year. Best wishes Padraig in all you do I am a big fan and never miss watching your game I loved the five wood to the last green on Sunday at Wentworth the eagle would have been terrific but the birdie was great.
Stephen Barr : Kildare
I am playing off 14 and I'm inspired by your determination to get into single figures one day..
Fred Aliano : Omaha, NE, USA
Padraig, Heard you are having surgery and just want to wish you a succeful procedure and a speedy recovery.
Dave Kelly : Wexford
Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery Padraig..Please make it back for the U.S open or it won't be worth watching for me.
James Patrick Campbell III : Somerset, NJ. USA
Hey Padriag... Need some more Top 10 appearances... C'mon now brother. A bit less on the driver; might help accuracy! Best wishes... See ya at The Barclays FedEx Cup tourney!
Christopher Lesson PGA : Del Mar CA North San Diego
Paddy, Take care of yourself. I am confident the surgery will go well. Looking forward to seeing your return. Christopher, Huge Fan
Gregory D. Moore - PGA : Baltimore, Md USA
Best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!
Paul A Lockwood : Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Great to watch you play some amazing shots at Wentworth this week. The second onto the Eighteenth in round Four was stunning, some great up and down's also.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, sorry you didnt win today but i know that strong finish will be a big boost for you for the rest of the season. We were watching all over the weekend and we hope you get a win soon. I think you will win the US open next month as your game is slowly but surely coming along. Like last year you will be in top form for the end of the season. My dad was willing in your eagle putt on the 18th as he would have won something he said. good luck with your knee operation your no. 1 fan Conor Byrne.
Eoin Featherstone : Rathfarnham
Padraig sorry about the Players I guess u were unlucky. Goodluck at the BMW PGA Championship next week in Wenworth I hope u win and I hope to see u in Stackstown next year.
Paul Deignan : Wicklow
Hi Padraig, Just a brief note that I hope might make you smile. Firstly I am delighted to see you are becoming a global ambassador for Special Olympics - what a great organisation - and as their slogan says - changing lives. My son Stephen is a Special Olympics Athlete and his favourite sport is golf. He is an honorary member of Blainroe Golf Club in Wicklow where I am currently President. He has made great progress at his golf and has qualified to go to the Ireland Games in Limerick next month. His golfing hero was Tiger Woods but he has now been deposed, and replaced by "Padraig Harrington" (Before the current controversy I might add!). The gist of the story is that You are golf's No.1 now regardless of ranking. Best of luck from us both for the rest of the season and be assured you have the support of all the golfers in the Deignan household in Wicklow. Regards Paul D.
Ian Macafee : Surrey (orig. Portrush)
Good luck for Wentworth next week. I was a marshall on the 15th back in 1997 and you were the only player that said 'hello' as you walked by. You make me proud to be Irish.
Conor Downes : Wicklow
Hi Mr.harrington. just thought id wish you the best of luck for 2010 and i hope you make the ryder cup team! my dad has actually worked in your house before (hes an electrician) and said you could never meet a nicer man. I followed you in birkdale in 2008 and you played the best golf ive ever seen! all the best for 2010. Conor Downes
Gary Molloy : McMinnville, TN USA
I was at the 9th green at TPC Sawgrass on Friday when you finished play. You did something that touched me, and ended up being an emotional moment for me. There was a handicapped boy in a wheelchair where you guys walked off the green. You paused, smiled and gave that boy your golf ball. It was probably a small thing for you, but it touched that handicapped boy greatly. He was so excited to get a golfball from someone like you. And watching that boy made me emotional. You have always been one of my favorites, and this just reinforces that impression. I have told many people about your kindness. God Bless you. Gary Molloy.
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi again Padraig i was so happy to see my message on your website that i had to write again...immediately. We read a few days ago somewhere that Brittas Bay isn't holding the PGA this year so we will catch up with you at the charity event in Adare... really looking forward to that. Hard luck at the Quail ... we watched you all the time but those American channels don't show you much. Good luck at Wentworth next time out. I am sending you on a poem I wrote. I will post it here...hoe you like it. your no 1 fan Conor, 7 GOLF "I love golf, I play every day. Last year I met Harry in Brittas Bay. I saw birdies, eagles, pars and all, Padraig even gave me a ball. I am a member of Strabane golf club. We love hole19 (the pub). I take 5 shots from tee to green. I am the best player ever been. Padraig Harrington is my number one. Seeing him play was so much fun. I would love to win a Major some day The Open or the Masters or the PGA."
Edward Ryan : London
Padraig, Well we are most certinly due a win, so why not this week, best wishes as always. Sincerest regards, Ed Ryan.
John Mc'Namara : Skibbereen
Padraig, well done in Quail Hollow. I was so proud of your battling skills and yes you are getting better all the time. Stick to your regime. I was so delighted in the way you waited and greeted Rory, so gracious as ever. You are a true role model for young golfers worldwide to look up to. No bull only true gentlemanly ways. Best of luck next weekend, John
Vincent Hayes : Dungarvan Co.Waterford Ireland
Padraig Well done on your excellent finish in Quail Hollow.Even more well done on your greeting to Rory McIllroy after his incredible round.You continue to be a superb ambassador for this country.The very best of luck in the Players and for the rest of the season. Vincent Hayes
Dan Mulvey : Charlotte NC
After much dissapointment with the behaviors and antics of many US atheletes, it was wonderfully refreshing to see how compassionate Padraig was with a little boy who mistakenly grabbed his errant tee shot on the 5th hole at the Qual Hollow Championship. The boy was embarassed and distraught with his honest mistake and Padraig was consoling and comforting. Padraig has immediately inserted as our family favorite and we watched in joy as he went on to make a wonderful par save, birdie and eagle. Thank you Padraig! Win another major!
Dana Greer : Charlotte, NC
We brought our boys (9 & 11) out to Quail Hollow for the first time yesterday and you were their "guy". They are very proud of their own Irish DNA and feel that connection with you. We managed to get on the ropes between 16 & 17 and were thrilled for them to get up close as you walked by. When we noticed you slapping fives, we told the boys to get their hands out, but they were too late. I caught your eye and pointed down to them, and I appreciate the effort you made. The timing was off however, and you were not able to get back to them. One of them commented "well at least we got an air fist bump!" I really just wanted to thank you for making the effort. I can not imagine how difficult it must be to compete at that high a level, and still make the effort to acknowledge the fans. But, for what it's worth, you made an impact on two kids (and their parents!) that I am sure they will carry with them for the rest of their life! Amazing stuff, thanks!
Will P : Charlotte, NC
Today, on tee of 18 at Quail Hollow I saw what you did for the man that fell. I was stunned myself to see him fall but you rushed to help him and I respect that. You stayed there and helped as much as you could and I feel that you are a great person.
Stacey Carlson : US
Hello, I wanted to take a minute to drop you a short note about something I saw today. I went to the Quail Hollow Championship today, it was my first outting to a tournament. We followed you and Rickie to each green. I was in the crowd when you hit the ball in the woods and the little boy picked up your ball. I wanted to let you know the way you handled that little boy (who was in tears) by stopping and talking to him and then signing a golf ball for him, that was a class act on your behalf. AFter witnessing that you have gained a fan in me. So many times people do not take the time to say thank you or explain how someones actions were perceived but I wanted to. Great finish today! Goodluck and be safe with all your travels.
Tim Stevens : Paris, France
Dear Padraig, congratulations on a great final round at Qual Hollow! It was a huge pleasure to watch you surge up the leaderboard. I'm delighted all your hard work has begun to pay off here and I am 100% sure that it's a great omen for the rest of the season. And what a day for Ireland!! Best wishes and thanks, Tim Stevens
Conor Byrne : Strabane
Hi Padraig, I am sooo looking forward to seeing you this year again at Brittas Bay, I am glad you enjoyed my card lst year. My dad and I watch you all the time on the PGA and always hope you win.....you are a gentleman as my dad says and I will send you on soon a poem I wrote about you good luck tomorrow at the Quaill your best supporter Conor.
Sue Sadlon : Calabash, NC
I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to have your picture taken with two seniors...(and I don't mean high school!) We both watched as you played the Pro-Am and felt that you exemplify the gentleman golfer we look for at the professional level. The time you spent helping the amateurs, the time you spent signing all those flags and hats for the kids, and of course, the time you gave us....was fantastic. And, of course, your golf game is awesome, too! We wish you the best in this tournament, and those in the future..
Paul A Lockwood : Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Enjoying the website evolution and watching your fine career, keep going, great to see what you have achieved so far.
Soren Jessen : Denmark
Hello Padraig We, my wife and I will just tell you that we enjoy seeing you play golf. You seem in contrast to others, smiling and happy, and takes the time to wave to the audience. We will follow you and wish you good luck. Best greetings Connie + Soren Jessen From Denmark
Jim Grace : Sun City, South Carolina
I am a Kilkenny man living here in south carolina I volunteer at quail Hollow looking forward to watching you play. Met you at White Oak in Tryon 2 years back. You are a real gentelman and you are a wonderful ambassador for Ireland. I wish you all the very best in the future. Hopeing I see you at Quail Hollow. Best regards Jim Grace
Eoin Featherstone : Rathfarnham
Pity about missing the cut at the Masters but I know you will win a tourament sometime soon. Good luck.
Kenny Downing : Bellevue, Ne
Hated not seeing you in the final two days of the Masters. You are one of the most enjoyable golfers to watch with your positive additude. Keep playing and I will keep watching wating and hoping for the day you pass Tiger in the World Golf Rankings :).
Tomas Halpin : Arklow
You've got 3 majors and nothing to prove. It's great to have an Irishman to cheer for (even if its only in the pub) :) Keep up the work but cut yourself some slack as well.
Mary Kenny : Tullaroan, County Kilkenny
Hi Padraig, Hard luck in the Masters. Looking forward to seeing you play in Adare. From all in the Tullaroan Golfing Society County Kilkenny
Michael Shutze : Minneapolis
The Masters didn't go our way but I always remember what you say this is a process. We have lots of golf left mate. As per usual I will be pulling for you. Keep the great Irish smile going. Cheers Mate
Jeff Drimel : Minnesota, USA
Dear Padraig, Just a quick note of "Thanks" for the wonderful drum from the Past Champions dinner while you were here in Minnesota for the 2009 PGA Championship. As President of the MNPGA, (Minnesota Section of the PGA of America), my wife and I appreciated your sense of humor, hospitality and invitation to the dinner. Thanks again and thanks for all you do for golf. See you in WI or at the Ryder Cup this fall. All the Best! JD Drimel
Colm G. Connolly : Leeds UK
Padraig, I have followed you over the last 10 years around the UK and Ireland (brought my family with me as well) specifically at the Dunhill Links, the Open and Irish Opens and have enjoyed every shot. It's great what you have achieved as an individual and that you have represented Ireland with such distinction. The Masters should be forgotten quickly - hope the game is back for the US Open. My best regards and continued support for the future. Colm G. Connolly
Eric Chin : Arkansas, USA
Thanks for playing in the with me in the St. Jude Classic Pro-Am last year. I learned more about the game of golf in that one round than I have in 14 years. Your advice has helped me tremendously and you have given me memories that will not be forgotten. I was the 18 handicap amateur (the young asian guy-i'm actually half Chinese and half Irish) that you helped in lining up my putts every time. That was awesome! I'm definitely a fan for life.
Kate Platt : New York City
Thanks for putting your thought together for the website. Your fans appreciate it. I know you will do well at Augusta. Relax and go ahead and win it!
Jeff : Yakima, WA
I'm a big fan. Starting playing Wilson clubs last year and love them.
Greg Smith : Farmington, MO
Padraig, Thank you for the wonderful website you offer to your fans. Websites are a great communications tool which seem to be highly undervalued by professional athletes. This site certainly sits you out from the pack as does your golf game. I enjoy watching your play and wish you the best of luck. Greg
Kevin Spear : Neath S.Wales, U.K
Good Luck in the Masters this week. I read your review of last weeks performance and you said there were areas for improvement in preparation for for Thursday. I think you can do it, you're hungry and determined to win this, just stay focused and stick to your routine, have patience but most of all believe in yourself, you can do it. good luck.
Joe Lasecki : Anaheim CA USA
Padraig - I've never written you before ... but have felt this way for a long time. Thank you for being THE most articulate, introspective enjoyable interviews of anyone on this planet bar none (just watched you being interviewed at Augusta!)! You are a breath of fresh air, not engaging in cliches or psycobabble. I could listen to your commentary forever. No one more honest and accurate. ThankYou !!! I Love your game too. You seem to be a hard worker, an ultimate grinder and I always Love it when you are in the hunt and always salute your victories. Thanks for the enjoyment you bring me both watching you compete and during your interviews !!! Best of Luck this week in winning "The Green Jacket" Joe Lasecki
David Roche : Ireland
Padraig - the very best of luck this week at Augusta & indeed all the Majors this year. I believe that you have one of the best short games in the world & together with a bit of luck here's hoping you can win your 4th Major. You are a magnificient sportsman & you deserve a huge clap on the back every time you walk those fairways. You present yourself both on & off the course with such distinction & honour. Padraig thank you for your inspiration - may you stay fit & healthy always good luck. David R.
Michael Whelehan : Dublin
Best of luck in the Masters from your old Ballyboden St. Enda's team-mate and fellow Accountant 'Mickey Whelehan'! I'll be there at Augusta on the Saturday and Sunday (as I have been for the last couple of years) cheering you on with my Dad who was a good friend of your own late Dad in Stackstown. You're a credit to the country and to the ethic of hard work, determination and self-belief. I still tell the story of being in Stacktown for dinner 3 days before Christmas about 15 years ago. It was pelting snow outside and, in the distance I could see someone in waterproofs chipping orange balls through telegraph polls from 100 yards! Who else would have the dedication? Congratulations on being a fantastic ambassador for Ireland.
Thomas Doyle : Corpus Christi,Texas
Mr. Harrington, I had the pleasure to watch you for three days at the Shell Houston Open. On Friday April 2 I had the pleasure to meet your wife and family while walking to the ninth green as you finished your round. A Great Time for my son and I. Thank you for your time at the Houston Open.
Jason Kickhaefer : Humble, TX
Mr. Harraington, Just wanted to drop a note to formally say "Thank You' yesterday. Both recognizing him and then tossing my son the ball after that incredible bogie save on Par 5 15 absolutely made both of our days, and a very memorable Easter. Good luck in Augusta and the rest of the year. Your Fans, Jason & Levi.
Michael Grace : Iowa, US
Padraig, Despite the scoring, you had some great shots this week. Best of luck as you head towards the Masters; I think that the Green Jacket would look great with some white and orange with it! Michael
Mark Postupack : Pennsylvania
Good luck in the Masters hope you do well, I think you will great!
Gerardine Mc Keon : Houston, TX
Hello I was a lucky person yesterday to watch Padraig Harrington tee of (Saturday). I brought my bit of "luck" for him and wore my St. Patricks Day hat!!! He noticed - but I'm not American - I'm from Dublin, living here in Houston for 5 years, and it was really such a pleasure to see him in action yesterday. Good Luck in the final round. Gerardine Mc Keon.
Michael Ginty : Dublin, Ireland
Hello Padraig, how proud I feel when I see you playing with the best in the world. Thank you, and may god bless you and your family, keep it up.
Patrick Turner : Las Vegas, NV
Padraig, enjoy your week in Houston & get sharp for the Masters. You are a true champion & my hero. Give 'em hell in Augusta and bring home the green jacket!!! Slainte!
Mike : Texas
Good luck here in Houston and especially at the Masters!!!
Mason Mitchell : Garden City, Michigan
I think you have an amazing game and I feel privledged to watch you play excellent golf. Hopefully I will get to play in your shoes sometime in the near future. Keep on being enthusiastic and happy on the golf course. P.S. Great interview today on PTI. Good luck at the Masters! Mason Mitchell
Paraic Redmond : Dublin
Good Luck in the masters Padraig,cant wait for it.Hope You are up there fighting for the Green Jacket,Best of Luck for the rest of the season,will be watching all the way.
Roseann Finnegan LeFevour : Chicago, Il
It is very exciting to follow your career. I also loved your comments regarding St. Patrick's Day at the White House. I know it is a thrill. I am sure you are familar with The American Ireland Fund and all the good work that we do throughout the North and South of Ireland.
Billy Paul : St. Petersburg, FL
It was great to get a chance to see you at Transitions. Congratulations on playing well and it's nice to hear you like the course. My daughter, Corynne, and I were there for the second round and followed you most of the day. She was the one with the "GO PADDY" shirt. You came off the 6th hole and tossed her your ball and completely made her day. After your round you were kind enough to sign my Open flag, which I greatly appreciate. Your class, respect, and sportsmanship are unmatched and I'm proud my daughter is as big a fan of yours as I am. Best of luck to you with the rest of the year. Thanks again.
Tom Morris : Midland, Texas
Thank you for being a gentleman on the golf course. It is a pleasure and inspiration to watch you play. You just seem to always enjoy the game and appreciate what God has given you. keep up the good play and if you don't, well, it is just a game after all! Hope your family is safe and happy!
Mary McDonagh : Dublin
Padraig - just want to say how delighted I am to have tuned into your website. It is really brilliant. One of my favourite pastimes is watching you play golf - you are a true professional and certainly a wonderful ambassador for Ireland. Good luck today in Tampa Bay and of course for Augusta. I will be in Adare Manor in July and very much look forward to playing every hole with you! Mary
John Kelly : Summerhill, Co. Meath
Best of luck in Florida at the weekend.
Kim Ahern : Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Happy St Patrick's Day From Kim and Gerry.
: Davis, Ca
Hi Padraig , Happy ST.Patrck s Day . Enjoy your day.It is so appropriate for you to be invited to the White House by Mrs. and President Obama "It s a great day for the Irish " Hope to see you again when are on the west coast again. Mary
Michael & Denise Barry : Atlanta, Georgia
Great tournament at Doral . Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, Caroline and the boys.
Dan Senkler : Elizabethtown, PA
Mr. Harrington, I would just like to congradulations on your top 3 finish at the CA Championship. I have been a fan of yours for a while and have recently started to adapt your putting style into my own game. I have mainly been going by what I can see on TV but was hoping you could provide a few tips on you mentality when you putt. I look forward to your winning the Masters. Thanks for your time.
Fintan Fitzpatrick : Co. Clare, Ireland
Best of luck in your next tournament, hope you are coming to your best for the Masters. Would love to see you win it!
Mark Magnusson : Port St. Lucie, FL
Hello Padraig, I enjoy your website, especially reading your comments after each tournament. I followed your group around for the first round of the Honda and the first round at Doral. Checking out your pro tips, I seem to be working on similar things in my swing. What drills do you like to stop the flying elbow and from having your clubhead go inside your hands at the top of your swing? Thanks and play well heading into the Masters, Mark.
Liz McCain : Miami, Fl
Padraig, My daughter, Erin, met you at the golf tournament at Doral. I just want to thank you so much for giving her a signed golf ball. The fact that you did that and remembered her name was terrific. She talked about it the whole ride home and thinks you are great and I think so too. Good luck this year. Liz
Pat Harrington : Portland, Oregon, USA
Padraig, Great to see you "in the hunt" on Sunday afternoon so early in the season. You bring much joy to those of us out West who closely follow your marvelous career. You will be peaking at the right time next month at Augusta! And we are thrilled to learn that you will be at the White House this Wednesday on St. Patrick's Day. We can't think of a better honor than for you to greet President and Mrs. Obama while representing Ireland on this special day. Thanks to their unique talent and skills and yours, the world is made a better place! Cheers, Pat
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, The very best of luck in Doral this week-end & with your run-in to Augusta. We're all rootin' for you as always ! Enjoy Paddy's Day with O'Bama too... Brian.
Padraig Collins : Co. Cork
Best luck in the WGC, have 5 each way on it, so make sure of all those gimmes.
Ed Fontes : Roseville, Ca
I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for taking the time to sign my father's souvenir hat at the AT & T pebble beach open. Thank you for being human, normal and a gentleman! I wish you continued success along with many blessings in your career!
Barry McGinley : Howth
Best of luck in the Matchplay Padraig!!
Bill Deakyne : Seaside, CA
I would like to thank Padraig for making an 8-year old girl's day during the 3rd round of the AT&T at MPCC. He was kind enough to stop by as he made the turn and accept my daughter's lucky ball marker. In return, he gave her a golf ball, which now resides on her night stand. She was excited beyond words. Thanks Padraig!
Paul Zieschang : San Antonio, TX -- US
I have enjoyed over the years watching you play. You behave like a gentleman but I can see that competitive nature in you. I have never seen you throw a club, mouth a curse word, or jump around on the green like a monkey when you have made a critical putt. To my dismay, most are from the US. Did enjoy the what you carry in the bag, things you like and Kevin's thought's on carrying your bag for three holes. Hope you win many more. Guess I had better go practice my swing. Got to beat that brother inlaw of mine next time.
David Tate : Oklahoma, USA
Just wanted to wish you the best, and I look forward to seeing you on Golf Channel. I am new to the game and still struggle to get a par every now and then. I do enjoy watching you, you make it look easy, of course, you also appear to have a pretty goof time while you're playing. Again, I wish you the best for 2010. Thanks
Vance MacLeod : Thornhill Ontario, Canada
Thanks for your latest diary entry. I found it to be a really good read. You clearly explained your "discomfort" over the ball. We all experience this ( albeit at entirely different levels) but seldom do we take the time to explain it and put it down in writing it. Great diary entry: I believe I know exactly how you felt. You'll get that "good feeling" back at AT&T !! I'm looking forward to seeing you play on the weekend. Cheers and thanks again for taking the time to write it down. Vance.
Paul Cuddy : Dublin
Hi Padraig, Just want to wish you all the best for the season you have been amazing to watch over the years and am proud to have walked the fairways with you all those years ago. PC
Don Moore : Carpentersville,Illinois
Sorry you didn't make the cut at the Northern. Your words in your diary give me inspiration to work on my game. I really enjoy following you. Good luck to you in 2010! Sincerely,Don Moore (A fellow Irishman in America)
Redmond J Walsh : Scariff, Co Clare, Ireland
As an Irishman, I am extremely proud of the way you conduct yourself. You represent your Country wonderfully well. Best of luck for 2010
Jason Bradshaw : Delgany, Co. Wicklow
Hi Padraig, I met you briefly at Fintans wedding last Week and i just wanted to say a big thank you for being so genuine and nice for taking the time to pose for some photographs and accepting the delgany pen from my uncle Jimmy Bradshaw. You definetly made his night and year.... the rest of the members in Delgany will never hear the end of it now haha. Best of luck in the Masters and for the rest of the season. cheers, Jason Bradshaw
Robin Ruth : Ringgold, GA USA
This website is great...I just wanted to let Mr. Harrington know that from what I've seen of him, I am more impressed with his attitude toward golf...he doesn't throw his golf club toward the gallery or yell and scream if he misses a putt. I don't golf and I have only been watching the Golf Channel since September of last year due to an ongoing illness, but what I see of him in public, the younger players should take note. This is the first fan letter I've written in my 50 years and I feel rather silly writing one. Thank you, Mr. Harrington, for holding on the true values of the game.
David Kaplan : Sterling, Virginia
Padraig, I'm glad to see someone play such a classic club maker's clubs. Without companies like Wilson golf would not have become as big as it is today. Having a professional of your class and caliber represent Wilson on the course makes me proud to say I play with Wilson Staff.
Jason Williams : England
Hi Padraig, just to say i'm your biggest fan, I love your website I'm always on here last year, I saved up and got a set of Wilson Staff FG Tour Irons. All I can say is wow are you going to be using these in 2010 that would be cool because they are great. I'm now saving for the Wilson Shockwave Driver. I'm looking forward to watching you play in 2010 and best of luck.
Carl Whearity : Gloversville, NY USA
hat more can be said other than the fact, as an ex-pat, you make us all very proud. I hope 2010 will be another great year for both you and the many fans like me out there.
Christina Doherty : Ontario, Canada
Hiya Padraig.Wishing you all the best for 2010. I love watching the Tournaments. Sláinte Christina
Aaron Johnson : St. Oswego, NY
Hi Padraig, I just wanted to say that I just started playing golf on 8/1/09 and have fallen in love with the game. My wife bought me some Wilson Staff Ci7 irons for my birthday on 7/31/09 and WOW these clubs are fantastic. The sound that they make when you hit the ball right in the sweet spot is addicting. Well good luck to you this PGA Tour season. I hope you play well and find lots of birdies and eagles. Sincerely, Aaron Johnson
Brendan Mortimer : Australia
Have a great year, go get them and show them what you are made of.
John Matney : Clayton, California USA
My wife and I are looking forward to seeing you play (and win) in the US Open at Pebble Beach this year. All the best to you and yoru family.
Kevin McDonald : Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Hi Padraig, I voted that you will win 3 majors this year. I could have voted 4 but I didn't want to put too much pressure on you!!! Anyway, it is good to share. Best of luck for 2010. Regards, Kevin
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig belated congratulations on recieving the accolade Irelands 'greatest sportsperson ever, never in doubt fair play to ya. With your massive driving and chipping magic around the greens 2010 looks real good. Good luck.
Mary Martin-Sullivan : Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Hi Padraig, Congrats on a wonderful year - rounded off - deservedly so by winning Ireland's Best Ever Sportsman. Looking forward to cheering you on during 2010 - albeit in front of the telly most of the time - but hopefully will get your autograph again at the Irish Open. All the Best to you and your family. A very avid and proud supporter from the Beara Peninsula, Mary
David Sandford : Hampshire, England
I'm relatively new to Golf and am just about at the level to now give my paid up club memeber friends a fairly decent game. Watching the tournaments over the summer last year you gave me the drive and inspiration to keep plugging away and improving. Many thanks and all the best for this year!
Gary Marks : Antrim, Northern Ireland
Hi Padraig, Just a message to say that you are a genuine hero in the world of golf and a true gentleman! It is great to see you winning majors as you have worked hard all your life for it and I think you have the game to win a career grand slam! Good luck in all aspects of life including golf and hopefully I'll run in to you some day if I win one of these GUI events :) Yours sincerely, Gary Marks
James Roche : Cork, Ireland
Hello, just writing to wish the best of luck in 2010. I'm always looking forward to your matches. Just wonderin when your first tourno is at, I haven't seen anything but anyway hope this can be as great 1. Keep the swing the way it is, it will bring some trophys i'm predicting 3 - 1st place finishes and 4 or 5 would be my wish all d best Pa.
Michael Dwyer : Cabinteely
Hi Padraig Delighted that you got Irelands best sports person ever. Met you in Dundrum before Christmas bought a 3 wood it was a great day we were cold but everyone in good humour. Heard of one fellow being there for 5 hours so you must have been there all day, WELL DONE it was for a great cause. Did the Goal mile again this year in Bellfield. Involved in the European Transplant and Dialysis Games to be held this year in Dublin had a kidney transplant 10 years ago this March. Captained our team in the World Games held in the Gold Coast in Oz and won a silver medal in the Gross Comp. Cheers for now wishing you and your Family a very Happy New Year and good Luck with your Golf. Regards, Michael
Rick Potts : Johnson City, Tennessee
I've been following you for years, I can't think of a golfer I would more like to be like. I have a feeling in 2010 the world will hear more about you, and what you are doing in the sport of golf than anyone else. You have class. Not only the pride of Ireland, but those of us here in the US with roots in Ireland. Can ya tell my Grandmother was from Cork.. God Bless Rick Potts USMC (ret)
Sean Hussey : Cabinteely Dublin
I'm 9 years old and just want to wish you the best of luck in 2010. Hope you win a major. I will see you in Adare Manor for the JP MCManus Pro-Am. Give Tiger a call to come down to it. All the best!!!
Mark Boylan : Banagher,Co.Offaly
Congrats on Being The Best Irish Sports Person Ever!!
Gaston Gibson : Little Rock, Arkansas
A blue ribbon pleasure to meet and play with you at the Buick Invitational Pro AM in San Diego last February. My 2010 bring the very best to you and all your family.
: Savannah, Tennessee, USA
Thanks for staying with Wilson, it's hard to find anyone around here that plays Wilson. I am going to switch from my srixon back to Wilson Di9 I guess. Keep kicking all the big brands ass!!! good luck in the new year...
Eugene : Donegal
All the best for 2010 Padraig!!
Paddy Rafferty : Ireland
Best wishes to you and your family happy new year. You give us so much joy every time you play tks keep smiling.
Finin Mac a Bhaird : Dublin
Hi Pádraig. You might remember I interviewed you twice for TG4 some years ago. I just wanted to say I've been following your career and success vey closely since. I watched you win the British Open the first time from a hotel in Vancouver. Anyway congratulations on all your success and I hope 2010 will bring more success. I'm sure it will. I was in Dundrum last Saturday for your sale of clubs and was delighed to buy a 4 iron. I didn't get to meet you because of the number of people there. I enjoyed your appearance on the Late Late as well. I'm not a betting man as such but I have made a few Euros on you over the last few years, yourself and Stewart Cink finishing in the top 5 gave me a nice return so thanks to both of you. Ádh mór i 2010. Finín.
John : Boston, USA
I just wanted to wish you a successful and healthy upcoming season. I really enjoy watching you play and hope to see you compete in person at a tournament this year. Keep up the hard work. Best, John.
Frank Brennan : Dublin
Hi Padraig, As one of the hundreds that queued last Saturday at the Dundrum Town Centre may I say a sincere thank you for giving of your time to sign everything. You mentioned that you would be available to two hours yet I did not get to the desk for four. Even then you were good enough to be both cheerful and pleasant to us all and this was much appreciated. I do hope that GOAL will benefit greatly from what was a wonderful thought and gesture on your part. I will be in UCD on Christmas morning to do my little bit for John O'Shea in the GOAL mile as I have been for the past twenty years. I had the pleasure of playing against your father Paddy on two occasion (I for Grange, he for Stackstown) and I know how proud he would have been. Again many thanks from my son Damian and myself and best wishes to you, Caroline and the kids for Christmas. Regards, Frank Brennan
Paul Finlay : Dublin
Padraig, Congrats on the fund raising in Dundrum Saturday. I tried to get down there with my lads who are all big supporters. Perhaps we will bump in to you some evening in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club. We are the noisy 4ball !!!! Taking 50c off the lads, aged 15, 12 and 9 is getting harder but more fun by the day. Best of luck for 2010. The Finlay Family
Graham McGarry : Dublin
Hi Padraig, I was lucky enough to be near the front of the queue on Saturday. I got a pair of your shoes....in my size, but I'd never be able to wear them....they're going in a glass case beside the signed top, glove and book !!!! ;-) I just wanted to thank you for being such a gentleman, taking the time to talk to everyone, signing all those items with such patience, and not to mention the absolutely huge gesture of donating the proceeds of the sale to Goal. Good luck on all your endeavours - the items I bought on Saturday will be treasured!!! Regards & Good luck, Graham
Michael Dwyer : Cabinteely. Glencullen Golf Club
Hi Padraig Met you in Harvey Nicholl's on Saturday, I spoke to you about being involved in the Irish Kidney Association. I was away this year for the World Transplant Games in the Gold Coast Australia in August, I was delighted to have won a Silver medal for the net competition. Delighted to have met you and bought a 3 wood, a great response from all your fans. Padraig good luck in the new year and a very Happy Christmas to you and your family. Cheers and Regards Michael.
Brendan Harkin : Lucan,Dublin ,Ireland
Padraig,just wanted to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and a great 2010 to you all. I am a huge fan and wanted to say thanks for the great memories and enjoyment in the past and look forward to watching more of the same in the years to come. You are a legend in every sense...Good luck
Catherine Peters : Ballinteer
Well done Padraig, Caroline and family on all your fantastic work holding your sale in Aid of Goal. To see all such a good turn out on a cold day lifted everyone. What a brilliant idea. My husband was one of the lucky one and got a set of your old irons, they will be very treasured clubs, our son (17) will be dying to give them a outing up to Stacktown where we are members to see if he can get a good strike and maybe just a little magic! Happy Christmas and thanks.
Ian Adamson : Dublin
I attended Harvey Nichols yesterday for the sale and signing. I just wanted to say congratulations and well done on a day that will live long in the memory. It gave a much needed boost not only for GOAL but also to all who attended. In these hard times we are all experiencing, it was a great rush of adrenalin and an injection of good cheer for the season to participate in the event. Special thanks must go to Caroline, Ronan and all the other helpers outside whose kindness and good spirits made the cold that much more bearable. Merry Christmas and good luck for 2010 to all concerned!!
Bob : London
Just spotted the Goal sale in Dublin. I thought it was an extremely generous and thoughtful act and decided to write to you as a result. Best of luck in 2010. Bob
Colm Brogan : Rathfarnham
Well done on a great day yesterday, very generous to give all that stuff away and your own time. I got a couple of nice Chrismas gifts for a few people too.
John Madden : Cork
Hi Padraig, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas And a happy new year. Best of luck to you for the Coming year of golf majors.
Jamie : Dublin
Dear Padraig, Just want to thank you and congratulate you on a brilliant day selling your items for GOAL in Dundrum. It was very generous of you and everyone enjoyed themselves. The items I picked up today will be great Christmas presents and memorabilia. The fact that people queued for four hours in the cold to see you just shows how popular and respected you are. We all appreciated the effort you put in and also the effort of your wife, caddie, and other helpers. Your wife never stopped running around helping, and Ronan your caddie never stopped entertaining the crowd. Once again thank you for taking the time to see everyone and selling your belongings to support a great charity. Jamie
Michelle Quigley : Templeroan downs, Rathfarnham.
Padraig, I met you today at Harvey Nicks where you were auctioning items for charity. Im the person who donated the Tiger Hat. I purchased one of your putters and am delighted with it. Many thanks for what you did today in auctioning items, im sure you made a lot for Goal, hope my donation helped, Happy Christmas to you and your family, you are a thourough Genleman, Michelle
Hillar Kalde : Estonia, Otepaa Golf Club www.otepaagolf.ee
Dear Padraig, Your website is one of the best I have seen, I'm a very big fan of yours. Hope to get a picture with you on Saturday, gonna make a tiny donation to the charity you're helping. I'm a member of Mannan Castle Golf Club and Otepaa Golf Club in Estonia, am proud to be part of a Irish golfing society. Keep chasing down Majors! Wishing you and your family The Very Best of Christmas and even better New Year! We are all following You in a way we capable to. Thank You for that. Hillar.
Richard Dodd : Bray, Co. Wicklow
Hope your sale of golf equipment, memorabilia etc at the Harvey Nichols store in the Dundrum shopping centre on Saturday (11am-1pm) raised lots of money for GOAL. Good show tonight (late late) see you tomorrow.
Jarlath Cannon : Letterkenny
I'd like to congratulate you on your career, you're an inspiration to me as a golfer and as a person. Also to the ordinary working class man. Your evidence that dedication, determination and honesty can do wonderful things. It would be a dream of mine and my dad to play one hole of golf with you someday. I'm a modest 6 handicapper who just loves the game. I met you briefly in Adare Manor in 2005 and could not be more impressed with you as an individual. You've a dedicated fan base in the Cannon family...best of luck in 2010 I'll be following your year closely. Would be great to hear from you. Jarlath.
Sean O Sullivan : Ballylongford Co.KERRY
Hi Padraig, Congrat on your auction for Goal... would love to contribute 50 euros for any piece of your auction.Am a huge fan,and also done lots of charity work.. please let me know if this is possible... HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Lisa Elliott : Waynesboro, TN USA
I just want to say that I think YOU are the best!!! I like your style, your modesty and your talent! Thanks for making my Sundays entertaining and relaxing. I love to watch you play. I am a beginner golfer and hope to some day be an 1/8 as good as you are. Keep up the great work and know you have fans in the USA!
Traci Parisi : Riverhead, LI, NY
Hi Padraig! My husband has been into golf a long while, but got out of it mostly when he got into driving racecars about 15 years ago. I knew a bit about it from him telling me about some things 6 years ago. This past year, when you were in Bethpage, with all the news coverage locally, I really got swept up, and you then, became someone I enjoyed watching, and since, have become my favorite player. I enjoy keeping up with things on your website. Looking forward to next year, have a great Winter!
Amanda Ploener : Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA
Dear Mr. Harrington, I just wanted to take the time to say you are one of my favorite golfers. Your optimism is inspiring, your personality is captivating, and your mannerisms are delightful. Being a 15-year-old girl who loves the game, I'm quite a rarety in a country where most girls my age are playing lacrosse, swimming, or basketbnall. I couldn't tell you who won a Grammy for "Album of the Year" or the name of Madonna's kids. I could tell you that Michael Breed (from "The Golf Fix") yells WAY too much, Johnny Miller's foot is perminantly in his mouth, Nick Faldo is one of only two golfers to be knighted, and everything about Adam Scott. My father walks home from a long day of work only to find me watching golf. Golf Channel is the only channel I actually watch on a consistent basis. (I'm sorry for going on like that, but I wanted to let you know that I love the game.) One of my favorite memories of you on Golf Channel was of you Irish Dancing with Stephanie Sparks on the green during "Playing Lessons From the Pros". One of my favorite things is seeing golfers smile during their rounds, acting like they are actually enjoying what they are doing. You are one of the golfers that always remembers to smile. It seems to me that you love the game and that's a refreshing thing to see. At the moment I'm currently watching PGA Champ. highlights and you keep popping up on the screen and I just think it's funny that I'm wirting you a letter and seeing you on TV. Being the obsessed over-golfer I am, I put the birthdays of my favorite golfers on my calender, and when I found out your birthday is August 31, the day after mine, I just remember thinking, "this guy keeps getting cooler." All in all, I'm sorry that this message is as long as it is, but I wanted this to be a "thank you" for being a golfer whom I can admire. Congrats on everything you have accomplished thus far and thank you for being admorable. With the of best wishes and admoration, Amanda Ploener
Colman O' Connor : Johnstown, Co. Kildare
Well done Padraig keep up the great golf the country is very proud of you!
David Mince : Simi Valley California
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Chasen Kazahaya : Porter Ranch, CA USA
Dear Mr. Harrington, My name is Chasen Kazahaya, I am 7 years old and I was the kid on the 18th green on Sunday at Sherwood Country Club. You were kind enough to throw me your golf ball - I want to thank you very much for this special gift and I will keep it with my other cherished golf memoribilia. Thank you once again for making my very first PGA golf tournament very special. Chasen
Sean Dugan : Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Remember Paddy the Irish in the States are pulling for you all the way!!!!!! see it thru.
Greg Long : Bicester,England
Hi Padraig, Thanks for all the memories you provided in your 3 epic Major wins, it was fantastic to watch and as a golf hacker I can appreciate the skill and bottle you showed winning one, never mind 3. How about a 3rd open at St.Andrews with the new swing!!
Wendell Vaughn : North Carolina
The two EAGLES on Sunday were PHENOMINAL!!!!!!!! Both chip-ins. Your short game is the best on tour. Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours.. We will be counting down the days until we can pull together and root for you on Sundays........ THANKS FOR JUST BEING YOU, PADDY..........
Chasen Kazahaya : Porter Ranch, CA.
I'm 7 years old and watch you on the 18th hole at the Chevron World Challege yesterday. You gave me your ball on 18. I was so excited I forget to say thank you. I love golf and hope to be a great player like you one day.
Michael Keenan : Sallins,Ireland
Hi, Padraig, Good finish to the year, enjoy the break and happy Christmas to Caroline the kids and yourself. Michael
Patrick Fossuo : Novi. MI
Mr. Harrington, I just want to wish you and your family and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I appreciate your kindness signing my hat ( 05 PGA and 08 PGA). Best, Patrick
Vito Ciarfaglio : Livermore, CA, USA
I think that Padraig is nothing more than a gentleman golfer!! He is all class and a inspirtation to golfers like myself.
John E. Greene : USA
During the Tour Championship at Eastlake Country Club my son and six year grandson were following you and Tiger. My grandson was very excited about seeing Tiger Woods in person and up close. As you both exited the 12th green Tiger passed right by them. Understandably he was absorbed in the moment and didn't notice Jordan. On the other hand, you saw the disappointment on his face and immediately did something to change the situation. The ball you gave Jordan was featured at the next "show and tell" at his school and now occupies a prominent place in his bedroom. Thank you for changing a little boy's moment of disappointment into a lifetime memory. You now have a whole new group of fans in our family.
Yvonne Bane : Cork
Well done to Padraig on winning three majors. Had the pleasure of being in Birkdale whan he retained the Open and I was so proud to be Irish and be, in some small way, associated with a true champion. I will always recall a steward addressing spectators and asking us to stand back as Padraig had a shot to the green from a position in the rough " the Champion would like to see the green"! Little did we know he was on his way to being the champion for a second time. Fantastic!
Crohan O'Shea : Dublin,Ireland
Hey Padraig! Well done this year you played great especially when you changed your swing!! Good look in the Chevron World Challenge this week! It would be a great way to end the year if you won!!
Frank Butler : Ireland
Padraig, To wish you and your family a Happy Christmas and a Great and Successful New Year. Every faith that you will achieve great things in 2010 and thanks for 2009. Best wishes, Frank
Derek Britton : The Villages, Florida
Glad to see you are playing in the Chevron. Wish you all the best for a really good performance.
Brian Forde : Galway
Padraig , Brian here my brother Robert backed you week in week out to win your first tourney so its still game on. BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT. O YOU CAN {will}. Looking forward not jeward ,hes into greyhounds, enjoy its all ahead of us the magic.
Gary Parker : Preston, UK
2010 will be a great year for you Padraig, keep smiling.
The Vaughns of North Carolina : North Carolina
Great end of year run, can't wait for next season as I'm sure you feel the same way... We will always follow your tournaments and be sending all the positive energy and luck from our family to yours... We love the way you represent yourself and your fans... Your the best Paddy.........................
Ken Murray : Dublin, Ireland
Hi Padraig, I was at Dubai and followed you for the 4 rounds. You are a pleasure to watch, and your short game is brillant to watch. You got a great reception especially at the 17th hole where you were greated by shouts of Paddy.
Fran O'Kane : Broomall Pa. USA
Simply I really enjoy watching you play. More important than being a great golfer, you give the impression of being a great person. Keep up the great work. My son is a caddie at Aronomick, which will host Tiger's tournament the next 2 years outside of Philadelphia Pa. If he can be of any service to you related to local knowledge, it would be his honor to share with you his info. Have a great Holiday! Know you have a great fan in Philadelphia!
Matthew Evans : Greystones
Congradulations on another great season Padraig, I know you didn't win anything but you are the sixth best player in the world at the moment and I think that is amazing. I used to work on a golf course and I used to always say to my workmates that you would win at least one major I had faith in you and still do. I think next season will be big for you, 2 majors and the players is my prediction, you have he skill to do it. My family own a golf course so if you ever want to play just let me know, but I'm sure you can play where ever you want!! Once again well done on all you have achieved so far in your career you deserve it and you are an inspiration. One last thing, you played with Tiger quite a bit and you seem to get on well with him, how come you don't feature on his computer games, ask him next time you see him!!!
Kay : Carlow
Well done Padraig enjoyed watching you all four days. Hope you will have a good rest over the holidays and be refreshed and ready to go in 2010 when I will again watch every time you play. Thank you for all the enjoyment you have given me in 2009 as I have said before you are a credit to your family and Ireland. Best wishes Kay.
Noel Mc Hugh : Westport, County Mayo
Since Padraig came to prominence in Ireland golf I have followed his progress with interest and pride. He is a great representative of Ireland whereever he goes. I met him in Westport when he gave a clinic and played the course a couple of years ago. His father Paddy stayed in the B & B of a friend of mine when he played Westport Championship Golf course as an amature. Keep it going. A Mayo fan
John Mc Namara : Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Padraig, I am so proud of your success today in Dubai. You excelled in your achievement and was magnificant in your finish. Well done. I am proud to be Irish when I see how you perform. What an idol for young people and not so young(loke me).John
Marie Brennan : Suwanee, Georgia
Congratulations on a great year and some very exciting finishes. I know you are probably disappointed not to have won a tournament but you played some great golf and I am delighted that you made that top 15. I will be impatiently waiting for the new golf year to start but in the meantime I hope you enjoy this time with your family and our beautiful Ireland. I too am a Dubliner living in the US. Marie Brennan
Lucy Proffitt : Dubai
I was the little girl with the big Irish green hat in Dubai that you gave a ball to at the tournament there yesterday. Thank you very much. I really wanted you to win. Please come back to Dubai again. Thank you. Lucy age 8.
Alasdair Watt : Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Hello Padraig, I had the good fortune to have Bob Torrance work on my game for many years. Just wanted to say I think you are doing great things with your swing, working with Bob. Great career so far, continued success. All the Best, Alasdair Watt.
Ger Griffin : Co. Kerry
Dear Padraig, congrats on a great comeback during the summer,all systems go for next year.
David P Miller : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, over the years you have given me great moments to cheer you on as you have achieved great victories in golf particularly in the 3 majors.One of the best moments however was this time last year when I was visiting Kuala lumpar and I got lost visiting the Petronas Towers.Harrington came to the rescue I had seen a big hoarding with yourself and Woods on it You were kissing the Claret Jug and I had used this advertisment hoarding as a land mark in my journey ..I searched and searched to find the hoarding on the way back to the hotel I even prayed to Padraig to let me find this land mark. Low and behold my prayers were answered and I was never more delighted to see someone from the" Ould Sod" I got back to the hotel and had a great laugh about my own Irishness Thanks for all the great moments and especially for saving me in Kuala lumpur Continued Succcess give young Lowery some of your experience we need guys like you around Ireland particularly at a time when the old country is down in the dumps"
Scott : Cumbria, UK
I love your website and hope you will move up the world rankings. I'm sure you will!!!
Teri Charest : Minneapolis
Chin up, Padraig. China wasn't horrible. If greatness was easy everyone would do it. You're among the few.
Andrew Loosemore : Devon, UK
You sounded a bit down in your latest tour news, but I have great faith in you and wish you all the luck for the HSBC. You can win!!
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, The very best of luck in your attempt to land a Tour win before year-end. Your form is great and you've always played well at this time of year in the past....it would be great to see you take on Tiger again in Shanghai & win - remember Dunlop Phoenix!! Anyway, no doubt you'll be trying your best as always, and will continue to make us all proud. Brian.
John Walvin : Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear
After having my first hole-in-one on a recent holiday in Portugal I took the opportunity to visit the Potuguese Masters. There you kindly agreed to sign my ball which now has pride of place in my home and is a permanent reminder of a wonderful moment in my life. Thank you very much for making this 12 handicapper very happy and good luck to you for the rest of this season.
Diarmuid Collins : Galway
Great to see you back in good golfing form. I followed you at the Portugal Masters and watched in awe at your meticulous preparation and execution of shots.. a joy to watch. I would also like to say that I was absolutely delighted to see what an absolute gentleman you are. I watched as you stood for autographs photos, and chat, after that marvellous round of 62 on Friday. You are a credit to yourself and your Family. Keep up the good work. Regards ......Diarmuid
Diarmuid Collins : Galway
Great to see you back in good golfing form. I followed you at the Portugal Masters and watched in awe at your meticulous preparation and execution of shots.. a joy to watch. I would also like to say that I was absolutely delighted to see what an absolute gentleman you are. I watched as you stood for autographs/ photos, and chat, after that marvellous round of 62 on Friday. You are a credit to yourself and your Family. Keep up the good work. Regards ......Diarmuid
Niall Casey : Cork, Ireland
I traveled to Portugal, great event, thanks for autograph, big fan and delighted you spotted my replica shirt! See you in Killarney next year, take care.
Daniel Taormina : Albany NY
Just wanted to say that following you is a refreshing treat from the Tiger Woods and Phil M fans. I wish you all the luck and good golf one can find. You are fun to watch and very interesting. I have started golfing again after missing 20 years and I am refreshed and alive again because of the game. Hit em straight and long.
Sherry Edwards & Todd Cooper : Excelsior Springs, Mo
Hey Paddy.. Its that crazy couple that followed you around East Lake for 4 days...-4 first 7 holes & held it until you found a demon @ 15, & finished the cup -4, but what a ride in between. We had so much fun watching & listening to you & Ronan. The first day was great as we pretty much walked w/ you guys on every hole. then you had to play w/ tiger 2&3 & we struggled to get close to a rope. But day 4, 7th hole what a chip & the crowd went crazy, then you zero'd in at 11! Like 13" from the pin, then we stood behind ya @ 14, man you got a hold of that one - birdie'd it, conquered that demon on 15 w/ a birdie & the crowd went crazy again...It was a fun day! You have alot of fans in the US Paddy. We've been watchin ya on TV & its just not the same, can't wait to go to another tour. We are excited about Dubai, its time to seal the deal.
Michael Hegarty-Afonso : Algarve ,Portugal
Hi Padraig, Thank you for signing my 10 year olds daughter,s magazine at Victoria Villamoura Portugal ,on Saturday, it was great pleasure to meet you briefly, you have given us such pleasure in your 3 major wins ,thanks 4 that, I know there are more to come, From a huge fan of yours & Dr Bob.
Lorcan McGuinness : Chicago, Illinois
Good Man Padraig. Great showing in the Portugal Masters. Every time you go on the Course you prove that you are indeed One of the very Best. Great job by Lee.
Ann Brown : Dundee, Scotland
Enjoyed following your game again at the Dunhill, so much better than just watching on TV. Say thanks to your wife, enjoyed chatting to her at Kingsbarns, walked some bits with her. She was great at keeping us informed.
Stephen Kennedy : Dublin
Hi Padraig, Good play at the Portugal Masters so far. Good Luck for the weekend and the rest of the year. Stephen
Lauri : Connecticut, USA
Padraig, round today was amazing...I just love your attitude about golf...you rock huge!!!!!
Pat FitzGerald : Ireland
Super score today Padraig, well done. Go on and win it now and give Dubai a lash. Good site, great fan, delighted with your success.
Joe O'Nuallain : Lady Lake, Florida
62 in Portugal, Way to go! Padraig. all the best in the race to Dubai go for it Buachail Mor. We are rooting for yu all the way>
Pat Killeen : Claremorris
Hi Padraig Good luck with the race to Dubai and enjoy a well deserved winter break. Best regards to all the family.
Eoin : Wexford
Thanks for signing a hat for me in scotland for my uncle. Good luck in Portugal!! Eoin Murphy
Patrick Byrnes : Orlando Florida
Mr. Harrington, I am only thirteen. Most people say that " Tiger Woods" is there favorite golfer, but you are my inspiration. When I grow up I want to be like you, you have an AMAZING golf swing. Im not the best golfer, I play for my school team on JV, were 5-0 and have our last match this tuesday, if we win we go undefeated! Well I have to go now Mr. Harrington, good bye.
Paul Connell : Australia
Hey Paddy, Great to see you playing so well- knew it would come good for you and well deserved- hi to all, Keep up the good work and know you can win the rankings for Europe!! Connell Family (rathfarnham)
Shawn Mason : Burneyville, Oklahoma
Love your web-site and love watching you play golf. I am working hard to get to Q school (hopefully in 2011). I have always wanted to play on the Tour and you definitely inspire me. You are my favorite golfer and I am trying to acquire your swing. Your web-site has really helped me with that. If you have any other more specific advice on how to mimic your swing, I would love to read it. And hey, if you ever need a caddy---:):):) dream come true right there, keep me posted. Hey, if you can't get me as your caddy, at least get that #1 title away from Tiger and put by your name please-----pulling for ya, good luck Pady!!!
Charlie Justice : Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
I enjoyed your website and had the pleasure of walking the last two rounds with you at the Alfred Dunhill Cup at Kingsbarns+St Andrews 2009 with the Carry score board.Two days that I will always remember, Cheers Charlie.
Alan Keeling : Wexford Town
Hi Padraig Just a little note to thank you for making me proud to be an Irish man not only with your 3 Majors but also with your belief in yourself with the swing changes. Hope to see you in winners enclosure again soon Well done Alan
Kevin Callaghan : Dublin,Ireland
Hi Padraig Just a note to thank you for the great enjoyment you have given me and my family (Marie and eldest boy Cillina (7) ) over the last few weeks. We are very proud of your tremendous play and achievements in the USA - it was brilliant to see an Irish man up at the top of the leaderboard world of golf and be spoken about by the US commentators so well! Thanks again for giving us such enjoyment Kevin & Marie Callaghan
Vincent Hayes : Dungarvan,Co.Waterford
Hi Padraig, Well done on your outstanding results in the Fedex Cup.I have followed your progress closely since 1996 and I want to thank you for the pleasure you have given all true golf followers in your fabulous career.I know your brother Tagh,who is a member in Dungarvan and of course your good friend,David Hayes who is our pro. Continued good health and sucess, Vincent Hayes
Cameron Blair : Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Hi, Its Cameron that sent you a letter, I just want to say thank you very much for sending me the tips, it was very thoughtful of you! Well done in the PGA, 4th is very good! Thanks, Cameron Blair
Michael Dwyer : Cabinteely, Co. Dublin
Hi Paurig, Keeping an eye on the golf and how you are doing. Its fantastic. I had the good fortune of being Captain of the Irish Transplant Team that are back from Australia where we took part in the World Transplant Games I myself won a silver medal for golf and played at the Royal Pines G C we saw your photo in the club house. Good luck with your European Tour. Regards Michael
Doug Dye : Sewanee, TN
I wanted to say that I was in Atlanta for the Tour Championship and am officially a Padraig Harrington fan. After your first round, I was by the clubhouse with a friend and you told the youngsters there that you would be back to sign autographs after your media duties. Some players would just never be back but after you were done you were back in front of the clubhouse signing for those waiting. You are truly a gentleman and I am now a big fan. Thanks for being a role model to those young kids.
Matt Crossland : Cleveland,Ohio
Hey Mr.Harrington, I just want to tell you thanks for your words of wisdom on playing lessons from the pros, "You said that If you start something you might as well finish it" And that was exactly what i needed to hear at a fork in the road of life, Thanks to you I went thru with my EMT trainning, Thanks
Kay McEnery : Carlow
Best of luck Padraig this week and am looking forward to watching you on T.V. Hope the next five events will see you rise to the top you know they saying the cream always comes to the top and you are cream remember.
Kevin Hegarty : Bronx, New york
Hi Padraig, Great to see you play in boston this year at the pga platoffs this was my 1st golf tourament I actually went to see as I only started playing golf last summer was great to see you fly the the tri colour proudly in boston see you next year in new york and boston best of luck till then you make every irish man proud on the coarse. Up sligo!!!
Paul Dockery : Leitrim, Ireland
Padraig, It's great to see you at your best again! It won't be long before you move into 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and even 1st in the World Rankings! Keep up the good momentum.
Morgan Rogers : Port Washington, WI
Congrats on the great year. Your pro tips are coming in handy. Let me know if you are going to be playing Whistling Straights next year. The family and I would love to come out and see you play. Remember golf is a game that can neither be won or lost, only played. Thanks, Morgan Rogers
Mark Cann : Devon, UK
Mate what can I say!!! You're a legend!!!! Keep at it, the win will come soon.
Derek Britton : Florida, USA
Congratulations on your performances in the "play-offs". The only player among such highly rated golfers to finish in the top ten in all four competions is a truly worthwhile achievment.Well done the much desired win will not be far off,I'm sure. Go for it Padraig and thank you.
Michael Redmond : Rush, Co. Dublin
Well done in the FedEx Cup. You had a good finish to the year and would have been very satisfied to have combined your FedEx Cup result this year with your early results last year. From a European perspective there was only two representatives left in the field and your final position in the FedEx Cup points kept the flag flying for this side of the pond. Hopefully when you tee up in your next European Tour event you can benefit from your experiences on the PGA Tour.
Con Clifford : Killarney, Co. Kerry
Well played the last few weeks. It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride watching you play but some of the golf you produced was excellent. Looking forward to the next 12 months and no doubt those elusive victories will come. Good luck at the Dunhill.
Jim Fagan : Dublin
Congratulations Padraig on turning your season around and thanks for all the entertainment you have given us all these past few weeks in the FEd EX Cup play offs.
John Hickson : Niagara, Canada
Paddy, my son & I have really enjoyed following your rounds this year on television. The tenacious way you go about your game is such a great example to the rest of us duffers, and especially for my 12 year old who, while being able to beat me a couple of times this summer, loses to his frustrations on a regular basis after a few mis-played shots. Hope you'll be playing in the 2010 Canadian Open & if you need some practice rounds drop us a note and we'll be happy to take you out to the Whirlpool course along the Niagara gorge. Hell, if you give us some pointers I'll even buy the Kilkenny's! Keep the Canadian Open in mind for next year, John
Brian : Athy, Co. Kildare
Just a quick note to say well done over the last few months, it must have been hard woth the swing change. Keep up the good work, more majors for next year, you can do it.
Shane : South Africa
Hi Padraig, Congratulations on a great end to your American season. It's a testimony to your strength of character that you managed to turn around your season in the way you did and although you did not record a victory one feels that many great days lie ahead for you and for those of us who support you from afar. I look forward to watching you on the telly for the remainder of the European season and catching up on lost sleep from you American adventures!! Best of luck, Shane .
Brian Martin : Indianapolis, Indiana
Padraig, I saw you in the airport at Atlanta on Sunday after the Fedex Cup. You had just dropped off your clubs and I was heading over to the "bag drop" to leave mine. I told you "nice round today". I could have showered you with high fives and etc. but I knew you were tired and ready to get home to your family. Anyway - what impresses me about you is that you always find a way to stay positive. Even in your write up summary when you are analyzing your week, you were positive. On the course, I could tell that you were probably not having a good week. That is certainly golf. You were moving the ball around the course really well even though you weren't at your best. You have to be at your best and comfortable in holing putts, especially. The courses you guys play are set up to frustrate if you are not on your game. Instead, you find a way to get it around and finished 4th! When there are many, many reasons to get negative, you find a way to stay positive. That is the trait of a champion! I practice that daily as well. We rely on our faith and confidence to perform well, help others, and try to be role models for countless individuals, especially our children. While we were playing Cotton Fields on Sunday, my cart partner was struggling. I was trying to help him to change his mood. But in the end, I had to play my game. I wound up with a pretty good round for me. Anyway, I had it on my mind to shoot you an email. I hope your return home was as uneventful as mine. Brian Martin
Pete Cedor : Rockwall, TX
Funny I could tell that you weren't quite right this past week because of some of the wobbling taking place in your follow through position and pose after most of the long shots that I saw on the TV coverage anyway. Usually you get to the finish and you are perfectly motionless at that point watching the shot once that club is snapped to the finish over your left shoulder. Good luck in the future, you are definitely one of the 3 best players in the world right now and being 75% Irish myself I am pulling for you most weeks you are in the mix on the weekend.
John Madden : Leixlip
Well done on your recent run in the FedEx despite not being comfortable with many facets of your game. Acceptance. It will come good again.
Adrian Healy : Laois, Ireland
While I understand that you are dissappointed with not winning the Fedex cup, you are a credit to the game and overall I think you had a very good run over the last six tournaments. I know how badly you wanted to win and as a born winner anything less is probably seen by you as failure. You seemed very comfortable over the putts under 12 feet or so, but for some reason you didn't hole your share of the 15ft to 25ft range putts. I guess as you said that is where tournaments are won and lost. Also this week you didn't get up and down as you would have liked from around the greens. However, we don't appreciate how tricky the conditions are at the top level. All the best for the remainder of the year and well done on reaching world no. 7.
Tim Stevens : Paris, France
Padraig, I just discovered you have this site and read your account of the Tour championship. I'm a holiday golfer because my kids are young and weekends with them are precious. But I love the sport and have long admired your golf. So there I was, in Paris, where we live, watching live on the PGA tour site, as you battled it out with the others. Whatever the result (and I understand your disappointment with the tournament) you have been OUTSTANDING in the playoffs and I have been rooting for you late into the evenings behind my screen and incredibly proud to see this European confirming his place as one of the very best golfers of our time. That's what you need to hold onto - and the rest will come. Thanks very much for hours of pleasure. Best wishes, Tim Stevens
Iván : Madrid
I enjoyed to know that you had something like an improvement club in your bag. I think you said that in "in the bag". Being honest is important and very funny. Impressive swing in all aspects. GO PADDY!
Paul Healy : Leeds, UK
Well done mate -- enjoy your rest and off season ( in bonny Scotland with Master Torrance working on that great short game ) I know the work you have put in will pay more dividends next year great to see you getting back to form !! keep at it
Michael Barry : Atlanta, Ga
Great to see you again, congrats on a great tournament and best of luck this week in Scotland.
Michael J. Marks : Salem, Indiana, USA
Paddy, heck of a year my friend. There are those of us in the U.S. that enjoy watching you put the pressure on Tiger and the gang. Thanks for playing so much, and so well, on the U.S. PGA tour this year, I liked your putting stroke so well that I have adopted it to my game, and have been the better for it! Please enjoy your "off season" and we look forward to seeing you in 2010! Blessings to you and yours. Sincerely, Michael J. Marks
Robert : Galway
Great achievement to feature so consitently high in the play off series. I am sure like me you must be thinking that next years season cannot start soon enough. Tremendous potential with all the work that you have put into your new swing. Great to see it all begining to come together. Best of luck for 2010!
Christopher Wilson : Brentwood Tennessee
P, Congrats on your great finish in the FedEx Cup! My wife and I are your biggest fans in Nashville, and cheer hard for you on every shot. We were fortunate to see you play in the 2008 Irish Open at Adare Manor, and sat near you and your family at dinner one night at Dunraven Arms hotel. We admire your work ethic, love of the game, and great personality. We still tell our friends about the amazing way you finish your warm ups with one arm drivers, really fascinating. I played golf at LSU in the late 60's and we have been to Ireland 3 times and Scotland 4 times. Keep up the hard work, may many more wins and good finsihes be in your future. God Bless you and your family!.
Lorcan McGuinness : Chicago Illinois
Congratulations Padraig on your excellent performance throughout the Fed Ex Cup. When you weren't on TV I was watching your every shot on the Shot tracker... Take a well deserved break now, and keep up the Great work... Ireland Forever: Lorcan McGuinness
Joe Dunne : Sarasota,Florida and Dublin ,Ireland
Padraig, Good performance in last 6 tournaments ,the best on the tour and if not for a few " disastrous "holes " there would have been a t least two spectacular wins also ! A suggestion re your "flop shot" .Either you perfect it in practise and be as good as Phil M at it or you stop trying it altogether as right now it is costing you big bucks ! Thanks for all the pleasure and excitememnt you have provided in the last few months. Keep it going . Joe Dunne
Mike Hawkins : Dublin
Well done Padraig - another top ten finish - keep it going now - in the Dunhill - after the warm weather get the longjohns out - and we don't expect to see Ronan's white legs either!
Tim Ferrick : St. Louis, MO
i Padraig, I am watching the tour championship as we speak, and just wanted to drop you a quick line. I saw the look of discouragement on your face when you just missed the par putt on 18. Well, I am a huge fan of yours, and just wanted to send you a quick note of encouragement. I think your play over the last month has been phenomenal overall, and amazing and fun to watch. The changes you made to your swing are really starting to show. I have your heard of your impressive work ethic, and I know over the offseason, you will iron out the last few wrinkles. I can't wait to watch next year, and I think 2010 will be the year of Padraig! Keep up the great work and good luck! Tim Ferrick
Declan Butler : Dublin
Padraig great to see you in Atlanta on Tuesday - made my trip there - Week after week you've given us great excitement. rooting for you as your about to start today - Declan
Keegan Kullby : Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Dear Mr. Harrington, I wanted to say thank you for the ball you threw to me at Cog Hill at the BMW Championship (first hole, Thursday-BIRDIE!). It's funny because when my mom told me we were going, I didn't know what to expect. When she suggested we walk with you, I never thought I'd be so lucky to actually get one of your golf balls. I also want to thank you for signing it afterward. I enjoyed walking the round with you on Thursday, I thought you played well, and you seem like a true good guy. We have a very nice course here in Lake Forest, Illinois so if you are ever doing a Wilson event here, it would be nice to see you again. Or maybe you and your family would just want to go to the beach. We live close and would love to host you. Thank you again for your kindness. I have continued to follow your rounds, and you are finishing strong. (except the five bogeys today, ouch.) Good luck tomorrow. Sincerely, Keegan Kullby
John McSwain : Dallas, Txas
Padraig Good luck on the Fed X Cup this Irish/American will be rooting for you.
Brian Caffrey : Chapel Hill NC
As a fellow Irishman, very proud to see you on the leaderboard of the major events. Also, great job on the way you've worked so hard this year and are now seeing the results. Best of Irish luck in Atlanta...regards, Brian
John Conlan : Nairobi, Kenya
Hi Padraig. I am proud to be Irish and see how you represent the country in such a positive way. I have been following your career since you turned pro and have always been convinced you are one of the world's best. I have a real good feeling you will win in Atlanta this week. Best of luck. John
Allan : Hong Kong
I work in sportline Ltd. is Wilson HK distributor, I just want to let you know you have many fans in HK to support to you.
Paul : Belfast
Good Luck on the final 36 holes in Atlanta.
Mike Brennan : United Kingdom
Hi Padraig, Enjoying your performance against Tiger. I'm frustrated to see your Par 5 stats for this Tournament. On these 2Par 5's you are 1 over while Tiger is 4 under. Keep with him on the Par 5's & you'll walk this event. Good luck. Up the Dubs. Mike Brennan current Club Captain of South Beds Golf Club LUON Beds England.
Paddy Boyd : Kingston, Ontario
Good luck this weekend - I know that whatever the outcome you will have given it everything and we can't ask for more than that!
Michael Shutze : Minneapolis Mn
I have been pulling for you mate keep your smile going you always play better when you have the Irish smile going. Cheers Shutze
George Petrovich : Speedway Indiana (Indy 500)
Wishing you all the best in The Tour Championship. Huge huge fan! 53 years-old, Staff player since first set in 1974, currently own (4) including my original set. I have loyalty to all Staff players.You really seem like a wonderful, kind, considerate person. Truly enjoy "Playing Lessons With the Pros". Dream: to play a round with you. All Our Best, George
Reilly and Dee Gallagher : Colorad
Good Luck today, Padraig!
Lynne : Roscommon
Good Luck Good Luck Good Luck.... !!! We know you can do it.... Ireland is so proud of you and your achievements ... this would be the icing on the cake ... Go Paddy!!!
Briain Healy : Rathfarnham
Good luck through to Sunday Padraig. All the nation is up for you. Briain Healy
William Cowan : Donegal, Ireland
I just want to wish Padraig good luck in the fed ex cup playoff ths weekend. Me and my mates have been to the pub every weekend to watch you in the fed ex cup and since its Arthur Guinness' birthday tomorrow we thought its fate now that youre bound to win the playoffs! Good luck Ps any old wedges you dont need I will do you a great favour and take them off your hands!
Andrew O Toole : Rathsallagh Shankill,Co Dublin Eire.
Congratulations Padraig on ur recent return to form. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish u the very best in the season ending tour championship, I also seen ur lovely wife Caroline on tv the other morning talking about the make a wish foundation, so therefore I would not only like to commend you on ur sporting success but also to you congratulate you and Caroline for all your time and effort with these remarkable children. Live long and prosper.
Larry W : Chicago
Padraig, I came up to you at the BMW in Chicago a few different times to autograph a few things of mine since Im a huge fan of your. You were very friendly and conversated each time with me. I wish all pro's can be as friendly as you were that day. Thanks for being friendly and sign my items. I wish you the best in the future.
Tony Cullen : Bettystown, Co.Meath
Padraig wish will all the best in the Tour Championship, I will be watching on t.v. On the edge of my seat............
Tim Tobin : Boston, MA
Had the pleasure of meeting and golfing hole #1 at Caves Valley with you last week. Just wanted to say you are a class act and I'll be rooting for you to win going forward.
David Cosgrove : Dublin, Ireland
Hi padraig I am a big fan and its been great watching you you in your last few tournaments. Hopefully you'll be in contention again at the tour championship and it would be great if you won the Fed Ex Cup.
Greg Smith : Queens, NY
Hi Padraig - I enjoyed the site and just wanted to say I think you're a class act. If all professionals carried themselves with the level dignity and collegiality that you display on a daily basis, the game would be much better for it. Best of luck to you in the future as you pursue your goals. Greg Smith.
Tom & Mary Buoye : Manchester, New Jersey
Hi Padraig, Just want to say how proud we are of you and your acomplishments. We will be rooting for you in the Fed Ex. Sean McGeough sent me a picture of both of you when you won the British Open. Keep up the good work and stay well. I wish you enough. Mind yourself. Great website.
Chris Gerardi : New York
Padraig - good to meet you at Caves Valley earlier this week and thanks for the pointers. Best wishes for the rest of the Tour. Chris Gerardi
Paul Donnelly : Dublin, Ireland
I just want to say well done this year I play a little and have followed ur carrer 4 a long time and love watching u play I think u are one of the most sounddes people in the world and u never give up so hope the Fed Ex is good to u. You deserve this.
Kyle Berey : Boca Raton, Florida
Thanks for talking to me the other day. Good luck in the Fedex cup playoffs! See you soon. From, Kyle
Andrew O'Toole : Shankill, Co. Dublin
Cogratulations Padraig on ur last 5 outings stateside, 10th been ur worst result, considering the doubters were begining to circle I thought was a remarkable feat. Best of luck now for the Tour Championship. I'm just glad to also here im not alone in thinking ur possibly the only man who can stand toe to toe with tiger, a certain J Nicklaus seems to agree with me. best wishes.
Sister Teresa O'Connor : McMechen,West Virginia
As an Irishwoman I am extremely proud of you and your family. Keep up the good work and never loose heart. You are in my prayers and I wish you all the best for Fed Ex success.Sister Teresa
Serge Hogg : Baltimore, Md. (Caves Valley Golf Club)
Padraig, Just wanted to say thanks for today. You are the gentleman I was hoping you would be. If you see the "Big Yun" anytime soon, please give him my regards. (hehe) Have a good rest of the year! PS: Ridiculous par from the egde of the trees to start...hope Ross got a good shot! Serge
Pat Canny : Lemont Ill.USA
Hello Padraig congratulations on your superb play the last 4 weeks and good luck at the tour championship. We followed you during your Tuesday practice round at Cog Hill and you were gracious enough to sign a picture for me and take a picture with my daughter which my mother in law loved (she is from kerry )and its good to keep them happy so thanks for that and being such a great representive of Ireland around the world. Hope to see you down the road and continued good luck and health to you and your family. Pat
Linda and Ron Klein : Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Keep up the momentum, Padraig! We are rooting for you. Keep showing the world what a poised talent you are.
Derek Power : Waterford, Ireland
Hi, just like to say a big thank you to u and Ronan. Recectly I was lookin to get a shirt signed by ur good self which u did in New York a few weeks ago so thank you very much I've decide to get the shirt framed and present it as first prize at my up coming pres day the wkend I hope u win the Tour Champ so here for a great wkend thanks again and best wishes.
Mick Dunne : Bellewstown GC, Co. Meath (Capt)
Padraig It's great to see you playing great golf again, I hope you go on and win the Tour Vhampionship and next year and for years to come win more majors and show the world you are one of the greatest players ever, you have the game to be the world number 1.
Patrick St.Lawrence : Cornelscourt/ Bray GC
Good luck next week, great to see you playing well and the high finishes over the last few weeks will lead to a win very soon. You are worth a tenner for the Tour Championship!
Sherry Edwards & Todd Cooper : Excelsior Springs, Mo
Hi Padraig, We(my boyfriend & I) are sooo excited we bought tickets for Fedex Championship & are driving down to Atlanta from Kansas City, Mo to watch you take thatFedex Cup! We have watched you for a long time & are fired up to see you win! We watched you do your Happy Gilmore shot & you may just have to take that crazy chance & go for it, if you get an extra 30 yards, who cares if you lose a little accuracy, you can always scramble for par. Isn't that what life is all about, going for it. Tame the tiger Paddy Sherry & Todd
Michael Barry : Ireland
So happy that your back to good form! You can do it next week. I know if you can hit that driver straight you will walk away with the FEDEX cup.
Theresa May : San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Hello Padraig! My husband and I just started watching golf during this past summer. Neither of us play but it is something I want to take up when I retire. I became a huge fan of yours right away. I really enjoy the way you play the game. You are a very exciting player and your abilities and skills are exceptional. I'll be cheering you on for the Fed Ex Cup! Theresa P.S. Thanks for keeping your tour diary. I really enjoy reading it!
Derek Britton : The Villages, Florida
I hope you enjoy your well deserved "rest". Your performances and demeanour during the play-off tournaments has endeared you to many of my American golfing buddies. As an exiled Irishman (inspite of the surname) I am delighted and very proud of your achievments both on and off the golf course. All that remains is to win the Tournament in Atlanta,I'm sure you will.Good luck and God bless to you and you family.
Colm Mullen : Malahide,Co. Dublin.
Looking forward to the final round of the FedEx. Just let if flow. You have the game. You have everything that is needed. Enjoy it!
Kay McEnery : Carlow, Ireland
Best of luck Padraig next week. I am a big fan and follow your progress every time you play. Thank you for all the enjoyable hours I have had watching you play. You're a credit to your family and Ireland. Go for it
Pa O'Shaughnessy : Limerick
Hey Padraig, big fan. Glad to see your game has come along in the last 2 months, much better watching the big tournaments with a bit of irish interest. Think you have a good chance next week if the driver starts working again. Don't think Tiger is top of his game quiet yet, despite that unbelievable 62 last saturday. Best of luck in Atlanta and hopefully you'll be coming back with your first PGA win of the year and the FedEx Cup!
Bob Joyce : Delbrook Park
Hi Padraig, Congrats on your fine performances in the Fed-Ex. It looked like a tough few weeks of competing at the top. Good luck in the final. I am pleased to inform you that the Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship students won both the boys team and individual championships at the European Universities Golf Championships in Vale de Pinta, Portugal. Bob
Chris Kerr : Doncaster, UK
Hi Padraig I am a keen golfer and am always following your progress in events. It is just great to see you back up challenging again for events and now that you are and are normally in contention I have an added incentive to stay up to watch the closing holes on Sunday nights. Its been great viewing and I have felt so disaapointed for you over the last couple of weeks, especially when you finished 2nd at the Barclays and that double bogey a week later at the Deutsche! Anyways I just want to wish you continued success and hope you can finish off the job in 2 weeks time. Surely given the start to the season you had followed by the results you are now getting, to win the Fed EX Cup would surely have you down as a cert for golfer of the year. Enjoy your fews days rest at home and then heres to some good practise before Atlanta. Good Luck, Chris
Sean Cremin : Doha
I enjoyed the last three events (some late nights) and great to see you back in full flight again. Looking forward to the Tour Championship which I will watch from my home in Limerick -- The best of luck and its always a pleasure to see you play Best regards, Sean Cremin
Ethan : Galway
Great play padraig last couple of weeks ,last time I saw u live was adare manor 2007. I am a big fan,first time live portmarnock 2003, i think! I really hope u can nail tiger at the Tour Championship BEST OF LUCK!!!!!!!!!
Jim Collins : Boston, Mass
Hi Padraig Saw you at the Deutsche Bank on Monday.We were pulling for you all the way. I was was with my wife and son, My wife Marilyn is a second cousin to Joey Harrington, so maybe you will remember the guy at the 8th Hole yelling at you that Joey wishes you luck. Wishing all the Luck in the future Jim Collins
Noel Daly : Doncaster, England
Hi Padraig, just a good luck wish from me and my old dad ( he's from Rathfarnham, he used to caddy and was an artisan at The Grange in Ballyboden in the 40's and 50's). Me.my dad, and all our Irish friends in Doncaster are really proud of you, what you have achieved, and how you carry yourself through life. We are rooting for you every week in the tournaments, and we know it's only a matter of time before you win again, and no doubt there'll be some more Majors soon as well. Good Luck in the Fed Ex Cup Padraig, From all your fans in Doncaster, Noel Daly
Aidan Ryan : Tipperary
Hi Padarig, Great to see you contending again! You continue to be an inspiration. My question is did you change your driver head or the shaft specs recently? Haven't seen you so inconsistent off the tee. Regards, Aidan
Kevin Phillipson : France
An Irishman living in France I would just like to say how much I appreciate the frankness and openess of Padraig through his website. Golf is not just a game but a passion for many of us and to be able to have the insight on his performances provided by Padraig on his blog is a real inspiration. Hang in there Padraig and as Jack Nicklaus said you can certainly give Tiger a run for his money ..... we are lucky to have our Celtic Tiger. Best regards Kevin.
Lorcan McGuinness : United States
How ya. I just wanted to congratulate you on your performance at Cog Hill, but as you know it could have been a little better. Once again I have to say how big a thrill and great honor it was for me to have gotten to meet you at the practice round on Wed Sept 9th, also for you posing for a photo with me. Thanks Padraig, Great things lay ahead for you. Your friend...Lorcan McGuinness
Michael Mc Carthy : Dublin
Hi Padraig, You have given us an incredible month of golf, thanks for every minute of it, even those big numbers that crept in had a huge entertainment value for the viewers and you still managed to smile Best of luck in the Tour, keep the Irish flag flying, Mick
Jeff Corey : Whittington,IL
Padraig, Your confidence, attitude, and special spirit are an inspiration to me. My wife, Gail, and I love to watch you on the course as well as hear you being interviewed. We always smile. Thank you being who you are. I told my wife that if I had the opportunity to meet someone, out of all the people in the world I would love to meet you just to shake your hand and say thank you! We wih you well in your life and profession. Jeff.
Danny N : Palos Park, Chicago, IL
Hey Padraig, I hope you win the FedEx Cup and I followed you around at the BMW Championship on Sunday. You gave me a high five and signed my brother's hat. So good luck out there. P.S. You are my favorite athlete!
George Cunningham : Parkmore, Roscrea
You have no idea how proud we all are of you. Very best of luck today with the BMW, George C
JD(Jill) Gutzwiller : Chicago
Hello Padraig, It was great to meet you on Thursday! Thank you for your autograpgh. I wish I would have had you sign my hat. I will look for you Sunday maybe you could sign it then. Good luck to you on the weekend. I hope you win! JD
Tanner Carter : Leander, Texas
I don't know where to begin. I'm 23 years old aspiring to play on tour. I just want to thankyou for all you've done for the game. You are an amazing talent and I would like to be just like you. Keep up the hard work. Swing changes look great. You should teach me! I would appreciate any advice or a chance to meet you. God bless you and your family
Alex Penny : Stilorgan, Co.Dublin
Hi Padraig. My names Alex and i'm 13 and play off 19. I play as much golf as i can and really enjoy it. My uncles (Richie, Tom & Paul connel) were on your school golf team! Richie tells me stories of you. Well I just wanted to say well done on your big comeback. It takes time to change a swing and you've made your comeback in style. Good luck in the BMW chapionships! Alex
James Brooks : Dundrum
Enjoying the last 3 weeks of golf. Looks like its down to the dropping well on Sunday to watch the final round again. This is surely the week. Class will tell.
Charley Tauer : Houston, Texas.
Padraig, I just wanted to let you know that I believe in you and cannot wait for you to get back into the winners circle. You have been one of my favorite players on the tour for a while now, and I wanted to give you a little moral e-support! Keep playing hard and I look forward to continue watching you win for years to come. Thank you. Charley Tauer.
Robert Dunn : Jersey city, NJ
It was a pleasure making sure you were safe at the tournement at Liberty National. The Jersey City Police Department loves you. Remember you won't get pulled over in Jersey City! God Bless.
Charlotte : Grayslake IL
Dear Mr. Harrington, I loved watching you play at the BMW championship today, thank you for the ball you gave me I was so happy, I will always remember that Thank You very much! Sincerely, Charlotte
Cathy Browne : Massbrook, Ballina, Co. Mayo
We were at the Buick inv in Arkron Ohio on the Sat. It was a surprise for my husband's 30 annivsary We had such a great day just to watch you play in reality. It was my sister.s first time at a tournament I am afraid she is hooked. As she lives in Colorado and has free travel she will be at more of your tournaments. We won't be that lucky. Keep doing what your doing giving us such pleasure watching you every weekend. New to email sorry for any mistakes.
Jim Ozog : Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Padraig-Wanted to says thank you a final time to you and Roan for being so friendly and welcoming to me and my son, Patrick, as caddies during the Pro-Am yesterday. It was a great day for me to caddy with my son, and the thrill of a lifetime for Pat to have the honor to carry your bag. My Irish bride of 24 years was proud as she could be. Good luck in the Fed Ex, and special thanks for playing and supporting the Evans Scholars.
Greg Diamond : South Bend,Indiana
I (60 year old redhead)had the honor of seeing you play a practice round at Cog Hill on Tuesday 9/8/09 in Lemont,Ilinois. I appreciate the fact you took the time to autograph the bill of my Titleist hat. My Grandson will treasure it. I will will never forget your Smooth swing:} Thanks, GD
Michael Redmond : Rush, Co Dublin
Rush, Co Dublin Message: Congrats for turning your game around this year. You have shown great resilience when your results for the early part of the year were not going so well. Even when you pulled a couple of drives you limited the damage and ended up with a top 5 position. Best of luck with the Fedex Cup.
Andrew : Yakima,Washington
Dear Padraig, You have a wonderful website. You are my favorite golfer because you are the best sportsman on tour. Golf is my favorite sport and I hope to play with you someday on the PGA tour. Best regards. Andy
Shane : London
Hi Padraig, Its been a pleasure to see you back in form. I met you when you won the irish open at Adare I was coaching on site that week. I treasure your photo which you were so kind to pose for with myself my daughter and my wife . I have since moved to London and I run a driving range which was originally opened by Ronan Rafferty 20 years ago it is owned by some Irish lads and of course thats the reason I came over . Best of luck in the future and if you are ever in London with time to spare call in and see us at the fairways Driving Range Chingford . Best Regards Shane .
Roman Vogt : Pricipality of Liechtenstein
Padraig, you are my favorite player and I wish you all the best for BMW Championship. Good luck! Roman
Ed Harrington : Murrieta, CA
Dear Padraig: Great to see you hitting balls so well. I am sure you'll be winning a tournament very soon. Keep up the great work and hope to see you in California whenever you will be here. Best Regards, Ed Harrington and Yoshie
Pat McEnroe : Co. Louth
Your play is incredible and I believe you will be number one. For some time I believe it is possible for you to get into "that zone" before you start a big round or indeed any round. Best wishes for the Fedex and this week God bless Padraig, Pat
Will Kays : Rochester, New Hampshire USA
I'm 23 years old and I work at an auto body shop. My father introduced me to golf in 2000. I played on my high school golf team for 4 years. Well, this past weekend my father surprised me, and took me to the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. This was the first time I had ever seen live professional golf. It was amazing and I can't put into words how it has made me feel. I just wanted to tell you that it was an honor to see you play. It really made my day. You're one of my favorite players on tour. Thank you. Nice finish on Monday, good luck at the BMW.
Tony Waugh : Indianapolis, IN
Great playing the last few weeks! I like the aggressive approach, even though it caused trouble down the stretch on Sunday. I also like the way you bounced back after that DB. I saw the suggestion on PGATOUR.com about you wearing a green shirt on Sundays and I think it would be GREAT!. The Irish in Chicago would be even more behind you than usual:) Have a great tournament and chalk up that win you deserve. Cheers, TW
Francis Reilly : Milan, Italy
Hi Padraig, Another win is just around the corner. Keep grinding and believing. Wishing you the best. Francis Reilly
Padraig Harnedy : Ireland
Hi Padraig What a great performance yet again. My sons and I are very proud of your final result. Being right there once again was great and you will be one of the major threats next week. Just keep doing what you are doing and the FEDEX Cup will be sitting on your kitchen table! All the Best of Luck in the final two events. Padraig
Harris : Vancouver
Dear Paddy, It's been a tough year for you with so many good chances to close the deal. Good luck on your swing changes and continue to use Wilson Clubs, they are awesome! Best of luck!
Chris Anderson : Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Hi Padraig. I watched you in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine, Minnesota, just a few miles from my house last month. My wife and I followed you on both Saturday and Sunday, and we enjoyed watching you play very much. I am writing in response to your comment you made after Saturday's round in which you said you thought the crowd was great the way they were cheering for you, but in the end, even though people were cheering for you, you felt they wanted Tiger to win. I just wanted you to know, there was a very large group of fans that we saw, including ourselves, that very much wanted you to win. I have followed your career for the last number of years, and what impresses me even more than your terrific game is your professional attitude in both victory and defeat. You always speak to reporters, no matter how painful the loss might be, and always present yourself as a gentlemen on and off the course. Trust me when I say, there are many people that notice this and want a player like you to win, and that very much includes beating guys like Tiger. His level of class can never rival yours, and for many of us here in the states, we appreciate what you bring to the game. Well done Padraig. You have many more fans here than you realize, and the number is growing every day. Thanks from all of us that respect a great player, and more importantly, a great person.
Matthew Romine : Glenville, West Virginia, United States
So close again in the final round at boston today......I hope you can get a win before the year is finished....... you deserve it. best of luck in Chicago next week. Thanks for putting the effort into such an informative website. Matthew Romine
Phil Dunphy : USA
I had the good fortune to meet you on Long Island NY with your airline sponsor at that time and you give me some personal swing advise I still use. I was the one that hit the ground 12 inches behind the ball with a wedge. Still my most embarrassing moment in golf. You went on that week to play Westchester for the first time in your career and nearly won. I still remember your face when I asked if I could give some advise about playing Westchester! Yes I think you enjoyed it and had some fun playing that course. Now you are having fun in my home town of Boston. I only wish I was one more Boston Irishman in the gallery cheering you on!!! Enjoy!
Sean Meaney : Castletroy GC, Limerick Ireland
Glad the game is all coming together for you after all you hard work. Have been following your career since you won the South of Ireland in Lahinch. Thanks for sending me an 80th Birthday card in 2007. I put 5 Euro each way on you every time you play. Thanks for all the years of enjoyment. Sean Meaney
Mike Houston : Acton Massachusetts
Dear Mr. Harrington: I wanted to thank you for signing so many autographs after the second round of the Deutche Bank Championship. My daughter was one of the last kids in Autograph row and greatly appreciated you signing her "Little Miss Giggles" hat. My 6 year old son and I watched you come off the 18th green and he has spent the last two days hitting golf balls in our back yard pretending to be you. You have left an impression on both of my kids. Cheers, Mike
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, The very best of luck in the final round of the Deutshe Bank this afternnoon. I'm sure all the Irish support in Boston will make the difference & help you win your first big tournament this year.....I'd say the Fed-Ex Cup would look nice on the Kitchen table too for the next year. We're all rootin' for you as usual ! Brian.
Tom Fahey : Dublin, Ireland
Thank you Padraig for giving us so much pleasure over the years. You always always a gentleman, you compete at the very top of your profession and you are the supreme example of how to behave on the golf course. We are so proud of you and you make us proud to be Irish. Tom
Steve/Melissa Iczkowski : Southwick, Massachusetts
Mr. Harrington, My son, daughter and I just returned home from the 2nd round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC of Boston this afternoon. I wanted to take a minute to thank you for taking the time to sign ALL of the autograph requests this afternoon. My daughter Melissa was hoping to see you after we walked with your group most of the afternoon. You were one of only a few golders that took the extra time to sign all of the kids requests. You made my daughters day! She talked about it for the hour and 45 minute ride home. Thanks for taking the time and good luck tomorrow! Steve/Melissa Iczkowski
Mary Keough-Anderson : Boston
Padraig, look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Deutsche Bank Tournament! You are my favorite player on the PGA Tour and I must say you're an overall favorite in Boston! You're a class act. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Boston. Mary Keough-Anderson
Tom Parsons : Dublin, Ireland
Hi Padraig, Delighted to see you back on the leader boards again. You gave me a great day out in Florida last year when you won the PGA. I was the only Irishman in the bar shouting my head off for you to win. Keep us proud! Tom Parsons
Rob Hannon : Warrenpoint
Good Luck with the Fed-ex Padraig. Great to see you at the top where you belong! The new swing looks wicked! I'm really looking forward watching you to the remaining Fed-ex play-offs and also the race to Dubai.I've had a shocker of a day at work so I'm off home now to have a beer and watch the Deutsche Bank Championship on eurosport! Keep it going. All the best. Rob.
John O'Connor : Bayonne NJ
I would like to thank Padraig very much, for making the Barclays a wonderfull experience for my Six year old son Jack. On Thursday Padraig gave his ball to Jack at the 12 Green , he is still smileing, I am from Ballyhaunis origonaly so Jack and I were prouncing Padraig correctly . Again thank you ,and Best of luck for the rest of the season. Regards, John O'Connor
Padraig Harnedy : Ireland
Hi Padraig You have turned on the style and shown great form over the last couple of months. I and most of your supporters really feel you are going to win some big events very soon. It would be fantastic to push on now and finish both the Fedex Cup and Race to Dubai with awesome wins! Good Luck in all your endeavours over the next two months and then have a well deserved rest! Thanks, Padraig
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig what a display your game is at such a high level in skill and mental approach must be as near to perfection as you can get a win can only be around the corner, of all your second place finishes this one stands out as an effort that will rank as a winning second , To use a good old Irish phrase your ''a broth of a boy '' I travel to Ireland on Thursday 3/9 I will be in Croke Park on Sunday to shout on they Tipp lads we have a slim hope and then the 80th celebration of yours truly later in the week Yours in sport Jimmy Morris
Henry J Flynn : Kilkeel Co. Down, Ireland
Well done a great Barclay's result Looking forward to your next few tournaments Good Luck.
Marie Brennan : Suwanee, Georgia
What a fantastic finish!! I was hoping to watch a five way playoff, wouldn't that have been fun. It almost happened. You played brilliantly and I look forward to watching you in the FedEx Cup. Whatever you are doing keep it up it seems to be working great for you. Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring to the game of golf. I like when you are paired with Tiger because we get to see more of your play. Good luck over the next few weeks. Marie
Ian Perth : Dublin, Ireland
Dear Padraig, This Is just a quick note of thanks, from a 'joe public' non playing golf fan. I have followed your career for many years and never felt anything but pride knowing that a fellow Irishman has reached the feats that you have., and not just during your victories either, your reputation around the world is of a steely dogged competitor, constantly working to improve towards perfection. I have recently set my self some ambitious goals in my life, and when I asked myself ''why was I being so ambitious'' & ''why was I trying to get out of my comfort zone'' ...... I deduced that my 'arm chair support' of your golf career played a major factor. Good luck next season ,,, hopefully you collect lots of trophies ,,, but i can assure you that your very existence on the golf circuit, and the manor in which you ply your trade, Inspires many on a daily basis, , , , On behalf of all ' Joe Public ' armchair & occasional golf fans,,,,, Thankyou Padraig Kind Regards Ian
John O'Mahony : Malahide, Dublin
Padraig It's great to see you back in contention again in big tournaments. All the hard work has obviously paid off. Best of luck in the remaining play-offs, and I hope you keep me up late again next Sunday!!
Wendell Vaughn : Spindale, NC
PADRAIG, Very much enjoyed following you at the barclays. What a fantastic finish. My family pulls for you 100% at every tournament.. Good luck with the rest of the FED-EX.. We will be sending all of our energy your way with every shot..GO GET THAT TROPHY!!!!!!!!! THE VAUGHNS.................
Teri : Minneapolis
Great tournament, Padraig. Sunday was a thriller. These sure are days to remember! I'm looking forward to more great golf throughout the tournament. Best wishes, and Happy Birthday!
Patrick Flanagan : Charleston, SC, USA
Paddy, Your short game is an inspiration to me. Watching your wizardry around the green has left a permanent impression on me that the short-game is the most important aspect of this great game. This Fed-Ex Cup is yours to win. Good Luck. Sincerely, Patrick
David Thornton : St. Paul, MN
Great run again Padraig at the Barclays. Keep on working and the victories will come. The whole family (all 12 of us) are big fans. Oh, and go Celtic!! The Thornton Family
Geert Vos : Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Hi Padraig, Great site. I like it. Besides, happy birthday. Greetz.
Mary Lawler : Havertown, PA USA
I just want to wish Padraig a Happy Birthday and also wish him good luck for this week. You were super at the Barclay's!! I saw you at the Exelon Invitational with Jim Furyk outside of Philadelphia and also was able to get your autograph. Keep smiling! Mary Lawler
Michael Shutze : Minneapolis, Mn
I am 56 and just started playing golf I love the game. I really enjoy watching you play and seeing your interviews. Everyone has a favorite and your mine. You are setting a great example for kids, kids of all ages, and I admire that in a person of your position. You are a breath of fresh air in the world of professional athletes. I will be following you every match. I will tell you this I think you play better when you smile. Cheers Mate
Steve Jensen : Maplewood, Minnesota
I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you as a sportsman! You strike me as being a high quality individual with a great regard for sportsmanship and fair play and that quality is priceless! Keep up the good work and Thank You for just being who you are! Steve Jensen
Brian Delee : Cork, Ireland
Padraig Just to say that you are a credit to the sport and to Ireland. A true gentleman and professional. I met you once at an Irish Life golf outing and have supported you ever since. Very unfortunate on Sunday. Was convinced that you would win it. Brian
Gary Stasiak : Waterville , Ohio
Paddy, To handle eveything the last couple of weeks with great wisdom and care, you are truly great role model for golfers and people who play any sport. A 62 year old fan, been playing golf since I was 5, I have my 1 st. hero. Thanks Gary
Denis Hogan : Dublin
Padraig, Well done for two great performances in the past fortnight. It was enjoyable to watch, with the obvious exceptions. Great to see you back in form and only a matter of time before you bag another big trophy. Forget about the 8s and keep it up! Best regards Denis Hogan
John Burke : Waterford, Ireland
Keep flying the flag for Ireland Padraig. You are a great Ambassador for Golf and the Country. I think its remarkable you have played yourself into contention the last few weeks. We all look forward to your assault on the majors next year!
Mark Shortall : Hampton Bays New York
As a fellow Dub living in the US, its fantastic to root for you in such competitive sport. You represent your country and your sport with class. There are plenty more Majors in your career, " Don't sweat the small stuff"
Andrew Hickey : Swords, Co. Dublin
Well done Padraig and welcome back to some good form. Great to see ya smiling at the end even after your, ahem, bad run at the 8th. In my opinion you are the greatest Irish sportsman ever bar none, and a briiliant ambassador for Ireland. Great entertainment, never a dull moment and with a smile on your face. Keep it up and give us mere mortals a release from the doom and gloom of this over "mediatised" recession. Thanks Andrew Hickey and clan , Swords
James Davis : Hideaway, Texas
Normally it is success that breeds popularity, but when you combine success with true sportsmanship you truly are a winner. After watching Padraig's interview concerning his struggles with the par 3, it just confirms why I am a fan. Padraig is a gentleman when he wins, and he certainly was a gentleman after losing this weekend. It is such a pleasure to watch a man maintain his composure under such pressure, and disappointment, what an example he has set for the rest of his peers.
Ron Ford : California
2010 ! Time to start a new majors winning streak ! Love the website and thanks for the high level golf play. A fan from So Cal.
Jef Buckley : Indaina
I want to thank you for being such a Great sportsman and Kind man during you play and interviews at the PGA. I wish more players were as Honest and Sincere as you were during your many interviews. Please take heart and stay the way God has made you and use those God given talents to bring us all pleasure and you and your good fortune in the future. Jef
Frank Weingart : Minnesota
Padraig - I just want to say as a golfer of 40 years how much I enjoyed watching you play over the past year. More than that, I want to let you know how much I really respect you for your class and what you bring to the great game of golf. Continued good luck to you.
Dan Buckel : North Canton, Ohio
You are the finest ambassador for the game of golf I have seen in many many years. The dignity, honesty, and integrity displayed over both success and horrible disappointment on the golf course, and the way you have handled yourself, is a model for our youth. You are a gentleman, a credit to Ireland and the great game of golf. I hope to get to meet you the next time you play at Firestone. Good luck for many more victories. There are many fans in America that cheer for you every tournament for all the qualities you display. I am among them. Dan Buckel
Larry Wilson : New Castle,IN
I think you are a really stand up guy and we need more like you on tour. Hang in there and good luck! Larry Wilson
Larry Turgeon : Pierre, SD, USA
Dear Padraig, I have been a fan for several years. After watching how you conducted yourself through the last two post-round interviews, I am even more amazed. You are a real champion and gentleman. Your family must be very proud. Sincerely, Larry
Gary Mulholland : Toronto
Just want to congratulate Padraig on 71 great holes and one disappointing hole. He is a great golfer but even a greater person for the way he handled the difficult situation and still had time to do interviews. His outlook on golf and life can and should be a lesson to everyone. Its a game and he will be back stronger than ever and hopefully putting on a green jacket in April. Thanks Padraig for putting it all in perspective. Good luck the rest of the year and looking forward to you having a great 2010 Gary Mulholland
Jim VanderWal : Michigan
Padraig, Thanks for some amazing golf to watch these past two weeks! You are a great competitor and amazing athlete. Your shot from the sand trap is one I'll never forget! You are a class act and as a fan I appreciate your contribution to the sport. Blessings, Jim
Chris Kuchinak : Peterborough Ontario Canada
Great website, lots of information and interesting facts and tips. After watching Paddy teach a lesson in hitting out of the sand, my bunker game has remarkably improved, as well it should, I'm there for a good portion of the round. Take good care Paddy and I know you'll be right back at it as soon as you are able. Still one of the finest golfers of the new millenium. C.K.
Orla Butler : Lucan, Co Dublin
Hard luck Padraig, you played so well over weekend! You are due a big win!! Well done!!!!
Scott Epting : Charlotte NC USA
Great weekend of Golf going on right now! Keep it up and take it home to Ireleand!
Mike and Darren Winkelman : Chaska, MN
Mr. Harrington, During Monday's practice round at Hazeltine, you autographed the hats of my 10 year old son and his two friends. Thank you very much for taking just a few seconds to do so - it made their week and they will never forget it.
Ronald Carta : San Antonio, Texas
I am glad that during the last two tournaments, you were in the final pairings. Before these events, I only knew your name and your accomplishments. I got to know you during these recent times, not only as a great golfer but a very good person. The world got a chance to see the sense of humor, the no excuses attitude and ability to smile in the face of immense pressure. I will follow your career from this point on because I respect Padraig Harrington, the man. Thank You and God Bless.
Leo : Germany
Dear Mr. Harrington, I've been playing golf for 4 years now (more or less unsuccessful) and I haven't had a favourite player till I got the chance to watch the Bridgestone Invitational, the PGA Championship and - determining - a show called "Playing Lessons with the Pros" on TV. On both the tournaments and the show you appeared amazingly nice and polite, never angry and always positive thinking which made you really likeable (at least to me) and which I definitely admire you for. Your "way of behaving on and off the course" enriches golf and everybody who has to do with it. Best regards from Germany, Leo
Paul Conklin : NJ
I just heard your interview with Jim Grey today after the PGA. I want to congratulate you on the way you handle yourself. Your patience and honesty in addressing the tough questions was very impressive. I'm sure you already know, those tough questions gave you the opportunity to shine. You are one my favorites and it is great to have someone like you in sports for my son to look up to. All the best.
Jude : Arizona
Padraig - Just watched your interview with Jim Gray after the PGA. Your class, graciousness and humbleness is what it's all about. It's more impressive than any win in my opinion. I have four kids and I'd rather see them watch your professionalism and true sportsmanship during a difficult moment than anyone winning anything. It shouldn't be as rare as it is .. . money changes things. Congratulations on being a true sportsman.
Kevin Craig : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hi Padraig, You are a true champion in life, where it really counts. Respect is to acknowledge the worth of others as they are, not as you would like them to be. While I know you only through TV, I feel you respect everyone. You will win many, many more times in golf, but keep on setting an example of how to be a champion in life and a model of how to treat everyone with respect. Thank You.
Shane Parashonts : Cedar City, UTAH, US
I really enjoyed watching you play the past two weeks! It livened up the tournaments for me... We were pulling for you!!!!
Matthew Kelleher : Vacaville, CALIFORNIA
Dear Padraig, My name is Matt. I am a fifth grade teacher and a decent golfer and half Irish. I hope you know that you are such a great champion and a great person. You are such a class act. You remind me of my trip to Dublin which was my finest hour. You will win again. Id bet my pension on it. I wish you the best always. You are such a great golfer....but even a better person. Sincerely, Matthew...."MAITIU"
Jean Kushi : Massachusetts
Wishing you well...give it your ALL! YOU CAN DO IT ...
Austin Barisoff : Lakewood, California
I just wanted to congratulate you on being such a great competitor. I enjoy listening to your interviews, finally someone who tells it with no B/S.
Georgina McKew : Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada
Hi Padraaig.Congratulations on your great play@the Bridgestone,last week-end.I was so disappointed for you on that one hole that derailed what could have been an exciting finish on 18. As a fellow Irishman from Tipperary,I'll be pulling for you this week-end,also wish you the best in your golf career.It's great that you are going to design a golf course in my county of Tipperary.Best to you & your family. P.S. Hope you don't mind me calling you Padraig,rather than Mr. Harrington,that sounds to formal. Best Wishes. Georgina McKew.
Sharon Murphy : Dearborn, MI
Wishing you luck and best wishes. You make us so proud and the whole Murphy household is rooting for you.
Michael Glasgow : White Bear Lake ,MN
Hi I'm the boy you gave the ball to after the 4 hole on Saturday at the PGA Championship. I happen to drop the ball and you came back to give me the ball. I just wanted to say THANK YOU.Good Luck
Ron Ford : California
Padraig , just wanted to let you know I very much enjoy watching you play golf and like your attitude as well. Continued success and take that Tiger by the tail ! Go Paddy Go ! Ron.
Jay : Memphis TN, USA
I'm american and proud, but Paddy you are my favorite golfer. I will be pulling for you.
Marc Bradshaw : Iowa
Paddy, I've always been a Tiger fan but man when he was out last year you became one of my favorite golfers as well. Congratulations on the major victories. I love watching you play because you're such a hard worker and never give up. I love your style of play and wish you and your family the best of luck. You're a great talent and great for the game of golf.
Kerry Murphy : Pensacola, FL
Just want to say I enjoy seeing an Irishman compete and really do well at the major level. I think you can have the kind of rounds along with a few other solid players solid that will keep Tiger from walking away with everything. I have also enjoyed your almost always upbeat attitude on and off the course. keep up the good work.
Jef Buckley : St. Greeentown In, USA
Mr. Harrington: I am pleased to finally get the oppertunity to write and express what a pleasure it is to see a truly kind and profesional golfer such as yourself. I had the pleasure of getting your autograph at the 2008 Masters and following you at the practice rounds. I hope you enjoy your day and will follow you on television untill I can see you in person. Thank you again for being one of the good guys playing the great game of golf.
Allen Harrington : Wyoming, Delaware
Padraig, its great to have someone with the same last name to route for on the golf course. I wish you the best. Your fan in Delaware. God Bless. Allen Harrington
Dave Thornton : St. Paul, MN, USA
Good luck this weekend at Hazeltine! And Thanks for some great memories all week..... Most important....Thanks so much for taking the time for the kids during the practice rounds. As a father of 10 children, yes that's ten...I really appreciated how you signed stuff and took the time to "connect" with some of them, including some of my own. It takes a good father to do that in the midst of working. I took two of my boys and two of the girls with me. You gave John a ball after your round Monday. And My Janie was relentless to get your signature for five holes on Wednesday and it paid off, you signed her cap behind 18 (the last one before going to rest I imagine). She even got Ronan to sign her program too.. It made her day, then she helped my Mary get one later. Nice guy, he is. So I've been starting a dialogue with him this past week.. He may be wondering who the heck is this guy, knowing my name and all...Thanks to Janie!
Ron Limpus : Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Hello Padraig - I am an executive with Tyco Electronics who enjoys playing golf and watching professional golf at tournaments and on television. I really felt for you at the 16th at Firestone CC during the Bridgestone Invitational. It is good to see you rebound and playing well at the PGA at Hazeltine. You've got a great, repeatable swing and always seem to play within yourself - no matter the score. Wishing you the best and continued good play in your career on both the European and US Tours! Regards, Ron Limpus
Donna Mulvaney : Rathfarnham
Padraig, Up late here watching you do us proud. The very best of luck for the next two days. Donna
Brendan Callan : Balbriggan, Co Dublin
Thanks for all the priceless sporting entertainment that you have given.Before your first major win some of my less enlightened friends complained that you were only second again,and i would remind them that second in those competitions represents second in the world.I hope there will be at least TEN more majors in the years ahead.Good luck with the tiger this weekend.
Gary Mulholland : Toronto
Just want to wish you the best of luck this week, seems you new swing has come around and your poised to win another major Good Luck
Michael Brink : Minneapolis, MN
I followed you around for on Monday and Wednesday this week as well as watched you on the range. You are very focused and great with the fans; I like how you sign for the kids first while on the course. Great round today...hope to see you lifting the trophy on Sunday.
Brooke Talen : Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN Message: Thanks you so much for the ball yesterday at the PGA in Minneapolis!!!!!! I was so excited. You are a great guy. Good luck with your golf game. Brooke Talen Age - 12
Donovan McIvor : Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Hi Padraing. I just wanted to say what a big fan I am of yours. You carry yourself like a true professional, which is uncommon to note when you read the rest of the sports pages. I will be rooting for you to defend your PGA title this weekend. I also understand you are a CPA. I am a Chartered Accountant myself, although likely not as strong of golfer as you are. Best of luck this weekend. Donovan
Brendan Fahy : Ballinasloe, Galway
It's a brilliant web-site. I especially like the summing-up of the particular tournaments you play in e.g. last week's event at Akron.
Barry Mugan : Ireland
I have been watching your career for a long time now and have watched you becoming a magnificent golfer.I would like to wish you every success with this week,s U.S open and look forward to many more great weekends of Golf.The way you played last weekend was out of this world .Good Luck and Best Wishes
Benny Kevitt : Skerries
I am delighted to see Padraig's return to form after the improvements on which he has worked so hard. The 'on the clock' business at Firestone was a severe blow. His reaction was most diplomatic and commendable. I give thanks for the many hours pleasure his game has brought to me and all Irish golfers.
Bruce Fairbanks : USA
Not a questions - just two comments: 1. Congratulations on a great tournament at Firestone, and best wishes for an even better finish at the PGA. 2. Thank you for being the "Class Act" that you are, and representing all the best about our great sport. I can only hope that my grandchildren noticed how you handled your disappointment - and learned from it. Incidentally, the most memorable trip of my life was when my son took me to Ireland for 10 rounds of golf in 7 days - Ballybunion, Lahinch, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Ballyliffin to name a few. Beautiful country - beautiful people! Bruce
Bill Ryan : Chicago, IL
You're a good man! We were cheering for you Sunday. I just read your comments in reference to the "timer" issue. I respect your position. You could have, but chose not to deflect responsibility.
Jon Davis : Va. USA
Padraig, I have been following your career for about 5 years now, and you have quickly become my favorite golfer. This was confirmed last weekend at the Bridgestone. I have watched you win and lose over the years with style and humility, which is not seen in sports today especially in the U.S. Your finish and the events after the Bridgestone was such a good example to everyone of how a true champion should conduct himself when the rules don't always go our way. Thank you for being such a great example and a honorable champion. Good luck to you, Jon.
Christine Snyder : Linwood, Michigan, USA
Mr. Harrington, although the outcome was disappointing to you, congratulations on your great play at the Bridgestone Invitational. It's a shame that one hole derailed what could have been an exciting finish on 18. You are certainly a worthy opponent for Tiger, and I'm sure you'll have more opportunities in the future. Although I am a fan of Mr. Woods, I'll also be pulling for you to continue to have great career on the golf course. Best to you and your family. Christine Snyder from Michigan.
Scott Kerns : USA
hello, I would just like to say that I enjoy your style of play and hope to see you in the champions circle soon. I hope to one day play your course and hope that maybe to shake hand with you. just to let you know that I admire your overall personality. I gave my son the middle name Padraig, I hope it does him just and maybe one day he will get to see you play. Logan Padraig Kerns born Aug 4th 2009. Thanks and good luck, Scott Kerns
Michael Collins : Auburn, CA
My wife and I are so impressed with the positive thinking and energy you apply to your game and life. It’s inspiring and infectious. In a time where people look to blame others or choose to dwell on the negative, you consistently choose the positive approach. Thanks for representing the game and humanity so well.
Lois Gray : Munroe Falls, Ohio, USA
I sat at the 16th hole is disbelief. I feel that the officials caused the rushed atmosphere. They have to understand that thousands of people follow Tiger and it is almost impossible to get things done on time. If anyone should have been put on the clock was a group about 3 or so ahead which took forever. They slowed up the play and they were the individuals that should have penalized for slow play.
R.Marks : USA
Great game!!! Just a bit of bad luck on 16. Who cares, I really enjoyed watching. You're gonna be a great one for sure. The best is just ahead of you. Good Luck Padraig.
Brendan Mc'Nally : Kildare, Ireland
Delighted you are back playing well, gutted for you on sunday evening but roll on thursday and the USPGA Best of luck over the next few days keep the Tri colour flying high
Brian Burk : Metropolis, Illinois United States
I just wanted to let you know something. I have always been a fan of Tiger and Fred Couples. The way they carry themselves, being a class act, friendly and gentlemen. You appear to have these same qualities and you will be another that I will root for as well. I truly believe that the rules official having you and Tiger on the clock at the time and situation was inappropiate. I believe it altered shots, timing, setup and mental approach to the game especially under the circumstances. You carried yourself well!!!
Mary Ann SULLIVAN Hathaway : Champlin, MN USA
Best wishes to you Padraig at the PGA tourney in Chaska, MN this week! You make Irish people around the world so very proud! GO IRISH!!!
Michael Johnson : Salt Lake City, Ut
Just wanted to say Padraig is my (and my family) favorite golfer after last sunday.(Bridgestone) Man I would like to kick that official (who put Paddy and T on the clock) right in the nuts. I'm still pissed and it is monday night. I sent Bridgestone an e-mail and said I will never buy a tire from them as long as I live.(I have a good size company that uses a lot of tires) If Padraig wins the PGA I'll be happy. MJ
Denis Curran : USA
I am sure that yesterday was a dissapointment but it was obvious to me and many many others that you are the only one with the mental strength to better Tiger.And you will !!!!!.very proud of you.Good luck next weekend.
Jason Fournier : Saskatchewan, Canada
Keep your head high man, you looked great this past weekend. I think maybe a rematch and more favourable outcome this weekend at the PGA is in order! All the best!!
Steve Heaton : Orange County, CA
You are a class act and a true professional; Pulling for you in the PGA this week.
Dirk Stanley : Ohio
I love your persistance and focus. My wife and I are big fans. We call you the "dragster". Keep pluging along, you have more big wins in your future. You are a great role-model for kids trying to figure golf and life out.
John O'Donnell : Adare Co Limerick
Best of luck, you are an inspiration+best of luck this week. Hope I draw you at the Pro-am next year here in Adare! Had Mr Poulter+Philip Walton(a great team player) Regards,John
Kevin Verney : Moycullen formally of Faithful County
Delighted to see you back taking on the best.It was painful to watch as it was for you.Keep it swingin and maybe Major number 4 at Hazeltine. Great to see the irish Tricolour flying high with you again thanks for all the good memories in the past and what will come in the future Kevin verney
Marie McDermott : Crecora, Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Padraig, I know you must be disappointed with the result yesterday, but you did yourself and family proud. You are a true gentleman on the course and when things started to go against you, you dealt with it maturely. Well done and best of luck in the future. Marie McDermott.
Shane : Ireland
Well done this week. Great to have you back ! Keep it up.
Gary Quiring : Bullhead City, AZ
I retired 5 years ago at 55. I began playing golf in Jan. 05. I really enjoy golf. I even got an eagle on a par 4 250 last summer. I watched you and Tiger over the weekend. Sorry about the snowman on 16. That was an anamoly. You handled it with a lot of class. Good luck at the PGA. I'll be watching again.
Steve Morewitz : Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Padraig, I know that you must be disappointed with the finish in Sunday's event at Firestone, but please don't get too down. You are a fine champion who has shown tremendous determination throughout your career and I am confident that you will bounce back to win many more tournaments as the years go by. Although I am an American who does root for the red, white and blue, I so appreciate how you conduct yourself and the incredible focus you put into every shot. You truly care about your game as well as the game of golf in general, and I applaud your gentlemanly sportsmanship that you always exude. Best of luck in this week's PGA and keep your focus-- you will win again soon! All the best, Steve Morewitz
Robbie Lloyd : Ashbourn, Co. Meath
Big fan . Hard luck last week good luck this week. Bring home the trophy
Steve Plunkett : Little Rock, Arkansas
Padraig, Remember you had a great tournament except for one hole. Hang in there and keep up the good work for the PGA. You seem to be the only one with the mental toughness to be able to stand toe to toe with Tiger. Good Luck!
Denis J. Colligan : Walla Walla, Washington USA
You are truly a credit to the male gender and the golf profession. I am an Americfan but the Irish in me wishes you continued success. Denis J. Colligan
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig my commiserations ' on a splendid four day' s of golf being spoiled in large measure by a fussy Official [ as a avid G A A club person for years' nothing annoyed me more than a fussy Ref ] however congratulations to you on the sucess of your new swing and the new level you you have brought to your game yes I was wrong and delighted to be so fair play to Tiger he acknowledged the unnesserary intervention of ''John '' yes there is no doubt you two will come down the back stretch on Sundays' again lets hope there will be plenty of intriguing battles to come. My thanks and no little pride in you. Jimmy Morris Canada
Mark Blackburn : Allen Texas
Your professionalism during what I am sure was a very disappointing end to the WGC was most impressive. I admire you for it and I am striving to conduct myself that way on the golf course. For those of us who are senior mid handicappers it is difficult to do but watching you on Sunday gives me some positive thoughts to use on the course to overcome frustration and anger. Thank you for playing on the American tour. You are a positive force and the type of person I would like to pattern my mental game after. I am a senior so I have seen my better golfing years but the poor mental habits are just as strong as they were when I was young. Good luck at the PGA. I will be pulling for you.
Paul Flavin : Tramore
Nice to see you back inform Padraig, best of luck on your defence of the PGA this week
William Gale : Clinton NY/ Orlando Area FL
Dear Paddy Tis A Fine thing your doing and were mighty proud of you! (I told you that after the 9th hole at Bay Hill this year on your way to the tenth tee). Yesterday was a bitter loss but were still mighty proud of you and the way you played. you faced the mighty Tiger and you darn near beat him .Dont lose heart Paddy but go out and get even this week end. Tis a fine thing your doing. Sincerely Bill Gale A retired Dentist and father of 10 children from Clinton NY
Mike Salvino : Virginia, USA
Paddy, you played well and can hold your head high. (especially in the way you handled the aftermath of it). Sorry a silly interpretation of a rule threw you off. I have no fear - you'll be back and in great form. Best of luck in the future. Mike Salvino
Randall Whitcomb : Ann Arbor, Michgan USA
Padraig: You demonstrated incredible class and character in the way you handled the "clock" issue at the WGC Bridgestone yesterday. I don't agree with the way the rules official handled the situation but as you have been quoted, "rules are rules". All of us amateurs admire your skill and most of all the way you represent the game of gold. Best of luck at the PGA! RW
Tom Bibb : Virginia
Padriag, I know it is tough but congratulations on how you handled the "on the clock" controversy. So nice to see some one take the high road. You didn't win but you won. Keep up the hard work.
Mike Duplessie : Austin, Texas
You fought the good fight and I thoroughly enjoyed watching you battle Tiger. Unfortunate number 16, but you held your head high and showed what a true champion you are. As my son gets more into golf, you set the kind of example for him to emulate. You are still the man. Go get em at the PGA.
Rob Marshall : Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Dear Sir While I have not been a great fan of yours over the years, your performance, and the poise and grace you desplayed on the 16th hole at Bridgestone and the following press conference have dramatically changed my opinion of you. You have a new fan and I will watch your progress and challenges with keen interest. Regards and Good Luck Rob Marshall
Brian Brown : Bogotá Colombia South America
Padraig, We really enjoyed the World Golf Championship - Bridgestone, you put in a tremendous week, congrats on your outstanding performance. We look forward to the US PGA; go get him Padraig, we are with you.
Bill Nolan : Charlotte, NC
Great job at the Firestone, sorry it couldn't have been a first. Best of luck at the PGA Championship. We will be cheering for you. All the best, Bill Nolan
Steve Speights : Chattanooga, Tn
Great tournament at Firestone. Keep up the good play.
Marie Brennan : Suwanee, Georgia
What an exciting four days!! You were great. I know the outcome was disappointing for you but you did a marvelous job and I know all your fans were proud of you. You were not intimidated by Tiger who is after all the greatest player in the world but who held it together until the very end. Water always scares me when I see it on the course, I think it has something to do with being Irish. If you overcome the water hazards there will be no stopping you. Good luck this coming weekend. Marie
Brendan Doyle : Rochester MN, USA
Good luck this week Padraig!! It is great to have you come to Minnesota. You have been an inspiration to Irish people around the world and long may that continue.
Ger Reidy : Limerick
We really enjoyed watching your progress the last four days. Well done, it's great to see you back where you belong. Go for it on Thurs! Regards, Ger.
Terry Major : Chattanooga, Tennessee
Enjoyed watching your match with Tiger Woods on Sunday. It is great to see your game coming around. I would have liked to see the match go down to the wire. Best of luck at the PGA.
Joe O' Connor : Kilnamanagh, Dublin
Sorry about World Championship.but you make me very proud to witness a great performance. Sad about the 16th but shit happens sometimes. You will win many times in the future and you know that too. God luck for next week. Thank you for all the pleasure you give to so many people by being the person that you are and the dinified way you carry yourself always. Many thanks Padraig . Joe
Bob Reid : USA
I just wanted to write how inspiring it is to watch you play golf. Your battle with Tiger was epic and you had him rattled. He was nervous. Us who can only watch from tv don't see that very often. I appreciate the way you tried to keep up your pace after being on the clock and hit that shot on 16 with a ton of bravery. No complaints...
Terry Darling : Templeogue
You were fantastic over the four days at the Bridgestone,all your hard work with the changes in your game are coming together and as always you have been an example to all sportsmen how you deal with triumph and disaster.Best wishes for next week champ. The Darling Family
Jerry McHam : Los Angeles, California
Congratulations on your WGC Tournament...obviously it wasn't the finish any of us fans ... or you ... wished for but it still was a geat event for you to build upon. The best thing about Professional Golf is next week and the week after and so on... Good luck next week at the PGA !!! I was your security at Riveria this year and hope to see you in February !!!
Elbert Clark : Canton, MI, USA
Glad to see your Top Ten finish at Firestone. We're all pulling for you. You're a class act! Keep your head up. And keep the faith.
Tom Laughlin : Anaconda, MT
Padraig, Just to let you know that our family, Irish American, 2nd generation, have been pulling hard for you all year!!! We have been your biggest fans for years!!! We are so happy that you are back!!! We were hoping that you would kick Tiger's butt!!! Keep the faith, and know that the large Irish population in Anaconda, and Butte, Montana are behind you all the way!!! Great show today! You truly are a Role Model for alot of the kids that I teach. Tom Laughlin 5th grade teacher
Tom O'Brien : Clane, Co Kildare
Padraig, I am just watching u play the last hole at firestone, I have sat here and watched u play for the last 4 hours, and a few things stood out to me watching you, first was when tiger eagled and made those birdies on the front 9 and u did not panic, i watched u closely and u had a game plan and kept it going, fair play to u,many a pro would of lost their will to live when tiger goes on those runs,,second and most important thing is,that the work ur doing will pay off big time in the future, ur mind is strong and powerfull and only for one bad bounce u would of had tiger by the throat,, I wish u well and well u will be,, regards Tom
Dick Steines : West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, USA
Padraig, Fron a descendant of the Tunny clan - It's Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 and I've been watching the tournament at Firestone.  Millions of us have been rooting for you, and we'll continue to.  No discredit to Tiger, he's a great golfer also.  Today was a difficult one and the results at #16 were heart-breaking.  Keep your chin up, we all are still with you.  Best of luck next week in the PGA championship.
Barrett McCormick : Canadian, Texas
I really like watching you play. You look so confident every time you play. I try to play the same way. I am a senior in high school this year and hope to have a good year as linebacker on the football team and No.1 player on our golf team. We have won the state championship in football 2 yrs. in a row. I won district in golf last year. I really study the way you play and in instills confidence when I can play the same way. Keep playing great! Barrett McCormick
Mark-John Kasperek : Minneapolis
GO Padraig!!! GREAT Birdie at the 11th!!! We're pulling for You!- Mark-John and Fans
Ray : Colorado
This is your Biggest Test yet In My Opinion. You have Three Strokes on Tiger going into the Final Round at WGC Bridgestone and you have to Play with Tiger in the Final Pairing. Good Luck Paddy! I'll be Pulling for you. Not against Tiger by any means, but the Irish in me..... well there you go. Take em Down Buddy.
Garreth Nevin : Citywest
Come on Padraig. We're right behind you. Best of Luck today.
John Greene : Dublin, Ireland
Today is the day you beat the best in the world to win the players championship padraig,i will be watching every minute of it,you showed last night on the back nine what extra gears a true great like yourself has!very best of luck.
Ed Church : Spartanburg, SC
I want to tell you how proud I am of your performance at Firestone so far this weekend. We are all so pleased that you have found your game, physically and mentally. Now, will you please just out today and kick Tiger's ass back into the last century? I personally am so tired of his dominance, and believe you are the one who can stare him down. Just please do it. Best of luck, and keep on winning.
Tom O'Shea : Listowel, Co Kerry
Best of luck today Padraig. Everyone in Ireland is with you. Thanks for all the great moments you have given us with many more to come. As a Kerry man today is as big an event as the All Ireland Final. Who's this Tiger fella anyway????? Oh and sorry about doin that to Dublin last week.
Michael O'Loughlin : Ireland
Good Luck this afternoon at the Firestone.
Peter Brabazon : Long Island, New York
I'll be watching the Bridgestone today ( Sunday ) and cheering you on. Best of Luck.
B.J.Dougherty : Pacific Grove California, USA
Padraig....... All the best tomorrow and next week. You are an inspiration to all that watch golf. I hope you inspire many of the young golfers of Ireland. All the best, BJ"Hap" Dougherty
Brian : Chicago, IL
As an Irish- American I am so happy for what a great role model you are for so many, your work ethic and your class, all the best to you my Friend! I hope you get TW tommorow, I'm so tired of hearing about him good or bad, we need press from you! (or Rory....he can be 2nd)- Slainte
Rian Shelton : Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Padraig- Keep working on your swing changes, because you'll only improve your game for the long haul. Plus your the best putter on tour. Good luck in the final round at Firestone, BEAT Tiger!
Jim Christy : USA
Great job so far at Firesone!!! Good luck Sunday and show em what your made of!!! Be confidant and belive in yourself next week at the PGA and I think you will defend your championship. Really enjoy watching you play. Thanks, Jim
Paul Hardiman : Boston, Ma.
Good Luck tomorrow. If you're paired up with Tiger, keep your cool. Even though he's a great player, when he miss hits his driver, etc. he slams his clubs and shows his real demeanor. Keep your cool, no matter how you hit the ball. My prediction. You'll win by 2 strokes, because you played a better mental game. Cool and Calm. Good Luck, Paul
Ray Byrne : London
Padraig no suprise to see you on top of the leader board, your mental strenght is inspiring. Your hard work is showing positive signes, it takes a strong mind, belief and dedication to put the work into you swing you have of late and throughout you career. Cant wait to see you and Tiger go head to head tommorow, in my openion two of the strongest minds in the game of Golf today. Good luck. Ray Byrne
Kieran O'shea : St. Louis M.O. USA
Padraig, I have followed your career since you became a pro. As a fellow irishman, it has been a great thrill to watch you become one of the greatest golfers of our time and i'm sure you are not finished just yet. I was at the bmw in st louis last year and it was a pleasure to get your autogaph. Best of luck to you. Beat Tiger tomorrow and by the way as a former Merry minor, u21 and senior sorry that we beat the pants of the dubs last Monday. Up the Kingdom
Bill Moir : Edina, MN
Good luck tomorrow. keep the smile going! as they say, 'stay in the moment'. It helps your game! We're 20 miles from Hazeltine and will be cheering for you next week too.
John Rooney : Naul, County Dublin
Great shooting today. Keep it up and Tiger can have second.
Richard Jones : USA
No question...just good luck for Sunday in the WEC. A fan of your in the Charlotte NC area. I walked as a morquee marshall with you at the Quail Hollow this year on Thursday & Friday. Again Good luck.
Paul Flavin : Tramore Co. Waterford
Well done Paddy looking good, Woods has to shoot a low score to beat u, -2 tomorrow will do for you I think.
Butch and Carla Haight : Canada
Keep up the good work Padriaig. We attended the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2009, you were so accommodating when you were signing autographs... Good luck this weekend Your new friends Butch and Carla Haight
LINDA & GORDAN MCSPADDEN : Ireland
GREAT GOING FOR SUNDAY AT FIRESTONE...WHAT A WIN IT WILL BE!
John Barnes : Morehead City, NC
I was watching the Tournament on TV this PM and saw your web site on your golf bag. Good luck tomorrow. Please make sure Tiger will need his "A" game to beat you. It seems so many of the tour players turn into amateurs the moment they find him breathing down their neck. Don't get me wrong, I love it when he wins, or anyone else, for that matter. I just hope you won't feel "intimidated" when you arrive at the First Tee tomorrow ! Padraig, it's just a game !! Best of Luck, John (Retired 64 yr. old long-time fan )
Sharon Bracken : Offaly
Best of luck Padraig hope you have a good Sunday, great to see you back on form.
Gary Flaherty : Hudson OH (outside Akron)
Saw you at the Bridgestone with my two children - Aidan(3) and Maddy(5). We're now watching you tear up the course on TV. Go gettem' Padraig! God Speed. The Flaherty's
Mike Carroll : Ireland
I am watching the Firestone and routing for you good luck.
Terrance Stokoe : Hamilton, Ontario
Best wishes for a victory tomorrow. You are unquestionably my favourite golfer. You exemplify the real qualities of a champion; it is people like you that are the role models in sport that I hope my grandchildren will emulate. You are the pride of Ireland and of this Canadian whose grandmother was born in the Emerald Isle. Way to go Padraig...hope the hunt for "Tigers' goes well. Sincerely, Terrance Stokoe
Donagh : Swords
From one 37 years old Garda Son to another. I say... "Come on !! Lets hockey them!!" You are the most tallented Golf scorer in the history of the game... EMBRACE IT!! Use it and deliver it !! You are so lucky to be gifted with the best putting stroke and green reading ability of the modern game!... I expect at least 7 more majors... go on the Harro!!
Michael Brink : Minneapolis, MN
Keep it up...you've got this one! I cannot wait to follow you around at Hazeltine next week.
James Cavanagh : Oranmore
keep pucking at it P, we all trust in the talent and work ethic that is definitely there. Even watching you when the top of your game isn't quite where it might be, the class is always evident. Definitely A constant top flight player for the forseeable future, it's the class of guys like you which will bring the younger talent in Ireland to the fore. Whether or not you ever get credit or not for that, I'm sure will be negotiable, but rest assured that from my perspecive it's an era of incredible success in Irish golf. and indeed success will breed success. Best of luck in the Invitational, looks like that putter is starting to play ball again. regards.
Noel Patterson : Stillorgan, County Dublin
Padraig, I just want to wish you well. You have given me endless hours of plaesure watching you play golf. I love your attitude and approach to the game. You are an excellent role model to all golfers. Play well and above all enjoy it. Put it up to them in the US over the next few weeks. Regards, Noel P
Bill Geiger : Saint Simons Island GA
We enjoy following your tournament appearances on TV. I stole my wife from Mullingar some years ago so I feel a bit Irish by marriage to Bridget Imelda Kelly. Best of luck on the tour.
Gary Maher : Cork, Ireland
Padraig Harrington is a legend!
Brendan Ward : Ashbourne, Co Meath
Hi Padraig Best of luck at the Bridgestone Invitational this weekend. I'm Vice Captain in Ashbourne GC where we proudly display on the walls of our bar, the 18th green flags from each of your three major wins, all autographed by yourself. I'm a good friend of Ronan's dad Peter who I know is with you this weekend. I have to say, Padraig, that my phone bills always escalate whenever you're doing well in a tournament as my friends and I text each other hole by hole, and shot by shot for the last few holes. Here's hoping I will have a big phone bill this weekend ! Best of luck Brendan Ward
Tom Harrington : Portland, Or. USA
Padraig, Congatulations for your success. You have brought us all a great deal of excitement and pride here in the Northwest. We all believe in your mind and spirit, and Know you will soon again find your groove. Best of luck to you at the PGA and beyond. You're more than welcomed to join me and the rest of the Portland Harrington's for some rounds at our local courses, the mighty Rose City Golf Course being the gem of the group. Again, best of luck to you, moving through the end of summer and into fall. Tom Harrington (Brother of John/Valerie, Uncle of Joey)
Tommy Burke : Wilmington, DE USA
This is actually just a 'thank you'. I'm simply a weekend golfer having as much fun as I can with my game, but have been a fan of your story and success. One of my work colleagues has family in the Dublin area and as a gift had gotten your autograph for me. She also complimented you for being so in touch with the fans and public, which can be rare. So, thank you. You certainly seem to have a humble approach to your accomplishments and give an inspiring example to follow. Good luck with your continued success; and as I'm sure you frequently get invitations, if you ever have some downtime in the Delaware area and are looking for a quick round, feel free to reach out!
Richard Fuller : Virginia, USA
Hi Padraig... Been following you on tour. Will you be playing in the PGA tourney here in USA? We will be pulling for you. Good luck! Congrats on your first golf course design and construction in Ireland. Keep up the good work and may all your shots carry to the next green without no trouble. Best Wishes! Rich :)
Grega Kukec : Vrhnika, Slovenia
Dear Padraig, Having always admired your skill but most of all your sportsmanship, warmness and modesty after major wins I wish you all the best in defending your USPGA Championship later this month. Best regards, Grega
Martin Gallagher : Dublin
Thank you for the great lift you have given me and the nation with your phenomenal performances. Wishing you a speedy return to those dizzy heights especially over the next few weeks.
John Shields : Glasgow
Padraig I'm sure you are still hurting after having to hand over the claret jug on sunday, however, I would like to offer my congratulations in being a superb champion over the past 2 years. I also wish to offer my gratitude at your magnanimous gesture of taking the time on sunday at turnberry in going round the disabled spectators at the 18th green and giving them a golf ball each, well done. It reinforced my opinion that golf is played by true sportsmen who show good grace and humility. I wish you well for the rest of the season Best Regards John.
David Roche : Delgany
Padraig - as one of your many fans I congratulate you on the wonderful run as Open Champion over the last two years. I have no doubt you will see your name back on that claret jug next year. Your determination to get better & not sit back is an inspiration to one & all particularly in sport. You and your team are magnificient ambassadors on & off the golf course - long may you receive all the credits you so richly deserve. Finally the very best of good fortune next month in your defence of the USPGA trophy - back 2 back USPGA sounds good! Best wishes & good luck David Roche
Emmett Maher : Swords, Co.Dublin
Hi Padraig & the team, 1st time on the web site. really enjoyed the in's & out's of the site. As always very professional- My idol growing up was Nick Faldo, it was he who got me hooked on the game & now my young son Robert of five look's up to you. No pressure? Your Team promotes all that is good and right about the game -on & off the course. Crack on Regards Emmett Maher- Swords, Co.Dublin
Tony Brady : Tempo, Co. Fermanagh
Padraig - Hello! Thank you for a really great day at The Nick Faldo Lough Erne Golf Resort today, Wednesday 22nd July 2009. Although I can't manage to get out to courses, I am a keen fan among your massive following and watch and root for you whenever you are playing on TV. I attended today as a guest for the charity aspect of your appearance with Rory McIlroy, and thank you particularly on behalf of everyone connected with The Friendship And Caring Trust, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, a Charity which was included with the other eleven Charities represented. You and Rory created and concluded a most enjoyable day for the thousands of people who turned out to follow a very attractive match. Please forward this message if possible to Rory with all my sincere wishes for both your continuing success in your careers. Yours faithfully Tony Brady, Chair of Trustees & Management Committee Friendship & Caring Trust
Edward Ryan : London
Padraig, Always keep in mind the old saying....From adversity to the stars...because that is where the Harrington team are heading, to-gether with your army of fans. Take care. Best wishes as always. Kind regards Edward Ryan.
Damien Henry : Kildare
Just like to say well done in your defence on the the open ,wasn't to be this year but there's definately more to come ,best of luck for the rest of the season !keep the faith ! Damien
Tim Keane : Cork
Sorry to see things did not go your way at the Open, I have always been a big fan and proud that an Irish man has made and stays at the heights of the sport. Keep the head up it will all come right for you and you will be back winning the Open next year.
Emmett & Maria Harrington : Palmdale, CA
Hi Padraig, We enjoy following your game and wish you good luck in the tournament. From your third cousin, Emmett
Dermot Whelan : Kilkenny
Padraig one simple thought for Saturday, I AM GOING TO SHOOT THE LOWEST SCORE TODAY BECAUSE I AM THE OPEN CHAMPION. Best of luck on SATURDAY because thats all that matters
Darren Murray : Wicklow town, Wicklow
Firstly, congrats on your great win at The European last week. I overheard a lot of people saying stuff like "he's playing too bad to have a chance in the open" etc. But, I followed you on the Thurs and only saw you make one bad shot really. Its Friday night after the 1st two rounds of the Open and I have a sneaking feeling the winning score will be -1. I think you have to game and more importantly the grey matter between your ears is as good as anyones. Best of luck Sat and Sun. Just one other question, you played the back nine first on the Thurs in the European and whilst waiting on the 1st(your 10th) you where eating something froma zipper bag, what was it?? Darren, Arklow GC
David Whitby : Liverpool
Good luck today in the Open Pad. All us scousers want you to win it mate. And i've got a score on you at 40/1 so don't let me down haha. Good luck mate!!!!
Árainn : Belfast
Hi Padraig, I have been watching you in the scottish open. I have only started playing golf and ur swing is so beautiful.
Michael Boyd : Center, Texas
Padraig, Good Luck in the Open this week. Us Texans are rooting for you !
Dave Kelly : Wexford
Best of luck for the open Padraig...Hope you dont get as wet as we all did in Brittas Bay last Saturday...but the same result would be worth getting wet for eh?
John Greene : Dublin
Very best of luck Padraig. You will make us proud as ever by just turning up. Could you possibly make it 3 in a row????
Seamus Toomey : Adare, Co. Limerick
Hi Padraig, the best of luck for the week. Remember you are a TRIPLE MAJOR CHAMPION. Your best game is only around the corner. Enjoy life!
Michael McQuillan : Vancouver, Canada
Go Padraig go. The Open is yours.
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
The very best of luck this week Padraig. We're all behind you, as always. By all accounts you played great in places last week in Wicklow, which was the ideal preparation really. I know you'll be grinding as always and trying your best on every shot. As Tom Watson once said before at Turnberry 'This is what it's all about'. ENJOY !
Ger Reidy : Limerick
The best of luck at the weekend. I think you can do this. We're all behind you, go and do it! Regards, Ger Reidy.
Mike Hynes : Mamaroneck, New York
Lot's of good luck in all you and your family do, thanks for been such a good role model for young children.
Sean Gallagher : Ribble Valley, England
Best of luck for your hat-trick of opens and congratulations on not letting your success change you. You make me even prouder of my Irish heritage. Wishing you and yur family health and happiness.
Tom Van Der Linden : Overijse (Flanders)
COME ON, PADRAIG!! Go for your third consecutive victory at the Open. You deserve it more than anyone. GO PADDY GO!!
Hideki Horiba : Japan
Hello!! I'm glad to send this message from tokyo japan. and looking forward to seeing you on TV this weekend. I wish you would win next big game.
David Mullen : Limerick
Congrats. Paddy for winning the Irish open, against such a "strong" field of local club pros. You will not be so lucky against the pros. next week.
Eamonn Phillips : Dublin
Hi Padraig...best of luck next week..was out in the european on the 11th ..a little wet.. regards, Eamonn.
Noel Mannion : Member in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, living in Foxrock, Dublin 18
Your website is excellent. Best of Luck in Turnberry, I first played there in April 1987 and your late father and uncle Tagh were in our group, both absolute gentlemen, RIP. It was mainly a Garda outing with a few civilian friends (me being one of them). At the time I was living in Tuam, Co. Galway and it was organised by the Galway East / Roscommon Garda Alliance. I was in Bethpage and clearly saw the bad luck you had with your tee times weather wise. Wishing you continued success, it is a pleasure to see you playing. Best Wishes, Noel.
Tom Bowland : Windsor Colorado
I love your game and attitude. Just remember that all your fans are not in europe. Good luck at the open championship.
David Sonnet : Jamison, PA USA
I watched you win the last 2 years at the Open Championship. It was just awsome. I took up the game mostly inspired by your wins. Best of Luck and Knock'em Dead this Year at Turnberry. Dave.
Martin MacHugh : London
Just a quick note love the website and all the best in Brittas Bay, a few days back home and some hard work on the course set you up for 3 in a row at Turnberry next week. Keep smiling and it will smile on you.
Darren Murray : Wicklow Town, Wicklow
Super shooting today (Wed) in the European Club, great to see you getting results you deserve for your ball striking. Looking forward to tomorrow, I am taking day off work to go watch you in action. Keep up the great work. Darren.
Ned Keniry : Cork/Boston
Padraig , your assessment after the French Open was spot on , I'm sure you will be able to beef up your short game which has been one of the best in the world ! I was at the Irish open in Baltry and your second round was great , so just a a person who rides a back never forgets but who needs some practice after a break to get around corners faster you will definitely be there at the Irish PGA enjoying the challenge and then on to Turnberry. Enjoy being at home ! Ned
Michael Chopp : Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Padraig, Hello and hope you are doing well. We just wanted to send you a little message of hope before the British Open. We are michael and sherri from Atlanta, Georgia. We met you at the Bobby Jones East Lake golf club, back in 2005, when you played the Tour Championship. You met my lucky charm, sherri, and signed a hat for her. You made her so happy, and since then you have won back to back Opens. Sherri wathes you on T.V. whenever you play golf, and likes you a lot. We talk about your hat often that you signed for us, and how sherri gave you the opportunity to touch a miracle in return. Now is the time for you to make golf history, and to take Turnberry for the third Open. We will always cherish your hat and take great care of it. Best of Luck to you and your family from a pair of gratefull fans, Michael Lawson and Sherri Chopp
Damien Tierney : Rathfarnham (Colaiste Eanna)
Hey Padraig, I was a year behind you in the great establishment that was Colaiste Eanna. My younger brother was there and Mr O' Donnell (Dicey) was still singing yourself and McGinely's praise! Really enjoyed your open wins! One word...... phenomenal. Wishing you all the luck in the world over the next few weeks. All the best. Damien.
Eric Chin : Sherwood, Arkansas USA
Padraig, I can't thank you enough for being so courteous to me and the group at the St. Jude Classic Pro-Am in Memphis, Tennesse. I'm the guy with the 18 handicap that faltered toward the end. I learned so much from your tips on how to read greens, what clubs to use, and how to maintain my composure. You told me that I had on the best swings that you have ever seen. That meant a lot and I'm working on being consistent. I can't thank you enough for the advice you gave me. You have truly made me a better golfer and am so glad you took interest in me. By the way, I've gotten a sand wedge, lob wedge, and new putter so that if I ever play with you again you won't be tempted to poke fun at my clubs.Ha! Thanks again. You have given me stories that I will tell my kids and hopefully my grandkids. Eric Chin.
Mark Piper : Rushden, Northants
Padraig, I had the pleasure of walking round turnberry yesterday (Sunday 5/7/09)and was even more pleased to see you hitting a few balls, I just want to wish you all the best and hope you get a third title,good luck, Mark.
Chris Gontarz : Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA
Dear Mr. Harrington, I was at the US Open on Saturday, June 20th at the 17th green. Your tee shot was in the right rough, and in searching for your ball you found another ball and tosssed it to a little boy. He was so excited, and I am sure you did not see it, but he was tossing the ball up and down, beaming. What a nice thing to do. Also, that was a great par you made there. Reagards, Chris Gontarz
Paul Cooke : Living in Cheshire but a Dubliner at heart!
Hi Padraig Wishing you all the best for the open. Having followed you around many opens and other tournaments you have given so many pleasure in your rise to the top. Keep up the hard work dont let it get you down. My pro changed a few things on me and it took a while to settle in but now i am reaping the rewards with one win and two seconds this year.One at S&A in Southport. All the Best Regards, Paul
Dave Robinson : Newcastle, Co. Down
Hi, Padraig, I hope the bad run your having isn't getting you down too much, it happens to the best of us (mine's been going since the first day I picked up a club), You've been my favourite sportsman for years (my brohers too) and I doubt that the sporting memories i've got from watching your major wins will ever be topped. I don't mind if you never win another tournament, you're an absolute legend in my book.
Richard Briggs : Etowah, NC
Really enjoyed your web site and learned a lot about you and your golfing career-most impressive. Living here in Western NC we don't get to see too many live PGA events, would you be coming to our area some day to play in a pro-am event? Would love to follow you on golf day. Thanks for great golfing. "Every day is great golf day" Richard.
Gerard Deegan : Downpatrick, Co Down
Just wishing Padraig well for the 2009 Open Championship. A wonderful embassador and fantastic golfer. I played with Padraig as a youth international and I have very fond memories of his down to earth nature, tremendous fighting spirit and talent. Regards, Gerard Deegan
Rod Sturgeon : Knoxville, TN, USA
You showed tremendous sportsmanship at the US Open. Thankyou for that. Hang in there. We are rooting for you. Ben Hogan had a hard time . He woke up one day and he knew the change he had to make. Maybe you don't need a change but, I predict you will be on top again. We here in the States appreciate you and would love to have you be the first foreign US Open champ since Jacklin.Maybe 2010. God Bless, Rod Sturgeon
Michael & Mary Calnan : Carrigaline Co Cork Ireland
Padraig, We as a family live for every time you compete. My father now 70 will not miss any TV that he thinks he can gat a chance to view you. He reads every paper that mentions your name. You're a hero to us as a family and to our country, we are avid golfers and will always support you. I know you have made swing changes this year like us all some time in our life, I personally have done it also and have gone from a good 7 handicapper to a bad 9 handicapper in a year. I know it will come, and with it consistency. all I want to say really is keep going I know you have more majors in you because you have a big heart and the will to win. Oh by the way my dad said to say hi. I went to Carnoustie this year to play on some ground you know well. "What a place". Best of luck for the rest of the year & your Career. Mike Mary Áine & Aofe the last 2 are only 2 and half and have golf clubs allready they can even say your name.
Declan : Ireland
You just keep working Padraig, get your head in gear, you have the talent (3 Majors and a bucketful of tournaments) if you build it, they will come. I hope that means: swing: majors. Good luck in France. Praying for you.
Eddie : Ardee, Ireland
Just want to wish you the best of luck for the rest of the season , few forgetful months but their gone now , role on the open , I know you can do it again , all Ireland is behind you , best of luck, Eddie.
Rory Murphy : Faithlegg, GC, Ireland
Padraig keep the chin up and plough on. your short game was outstanding at the U.S Open so we all know you are working hard on your game. I bet we will see you in the winners circle before to long. dont be too hard on yourself and try not to read too much into the press. you are still a great ambassador for your country. yours, Rory
Conor K : Dublin,Ireland
Padraig,as a fan of yours for years,who follows your results,i know its been a tough year so far. But although Im not expecting much for the rest of the year I can see you bouncing back next year better than ever. Remember Tiger changed his swing and it took him a while to get back to his best. I believe you will too!!!
Con Cronin : Eastbourne, East Sussex
Padraig, Congratulations on your fantastic achievements to date. Continued success in the future, especially in your defence of the Open. If I may be so bold as to offer you one piece of advice: think rhythm in all your shots! Concubar
Declan Tighe : Ireland
I know you had a 76 in the 2nd round but your tee shots let you down and your short game was fantastic which is something positive you can take.
Van Shaw : USA
I was there at the Black when you hit the ball off the mud in to hole 15. You were smiling away and seemed to have a great attitude. Do you really have a joyful demeanor on the course or are you keeping it positive positive and professional on the outside while on the inside you hurt as you see yourself below the cutline with 3 to go? In any event you have done the hard work and we love to see you playing in America. Good luck at The Open.
Marc Powrie : Perth, Scotland
Good luck for final round at US open today Retief. Love watching you play. Best wishes from Scotland.
Robert Bolton : UK
Hi Padraig, difficult times but it's good to see the smile and the attitude is as good as ever. The game is in there it just needs finding as YOU ARE A WINNER AND ONE HELL OF A GUY. Looking forward to seeing you at Turnbury ............ in fine form i'm sure. Best Wishes, Robert.
Mark Connolly : USA
Not sure if you always realize the impact on junior players who come in contact with you , however , thought I would share the following : On Friday round during the 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline MA I had two daughters sitting on the 6th tee. Your group was Lee Westwood , Tiger , & Phil as I remember. Your caddie tossed two balls over to the girls who were 9 & 10 years of age at the time. My older daughter had just started competing in junior golf at the time , and went on to continue eventually earning a college scholarship to compete in ACC conference. I recently noticed her ball markings and asked if the marking represented her 3 sisters. She said no , it was because from Ryder Cup moment on she marked the ball the same as you ! Simple gesture influenced a life !
D Ambroza : USA
Not a question, I just wanted to offer apologies to you for the rude behavior inflected upon you today during a tough time on the course. You handled it all with dignity and continued to demonstrate your respect for the game, your opponent, the fans, and for yourself. I admire your game and your personal dedication; I wish I handled adversity as well as you. hang in there. You will get it back. Best wishes.
Shelley Eckvahl : UK
Hi Padraig, I thoroughly enjoy watching you play. You have such a grace and sense of sportsmanship, regardless of the situation, and are a terrific example for youngsters, like my 12-year old, who are just taking up the game.
Gerry Kelly : London, UK
Good luck in the majors this year Paddy, I know the Irish community in London is willing you to win at least one. I know your form will return, your grit and determination is there for everyone to see. People I know, who have no interest in golf are now watching golf when you play. I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. Your contribution to Irish golf has been amazing and for that we would all like to thank you. All the very best. Good luck in the majors this year Paddy, I know the Irish community in London is willing you to win at least one. I know your form will return, your grit and determination is there for everyone to see. People I know, who have no interest in golf are now watching golf when you play. I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. Your contribution to Irish golf has been amazing and for that we would all like to thank you. All the very best.
Steve Smith : Louisville, KY
Good luck at the US Open Paddy. You seem to be a very genuine person and a good guy. It would be a pleasure to play a friendly round of golf one day. Keep up the good work. I wish you the best. Steve.
Jimmy Morris : Canada
Padraig, even if things have being going against you in recent times you have the game and the will to go through the wall with just a wee bit of luck there is no doubt the results will will come. Best of good wishes, Jimmy Morris
Dean Mc Garry : Dublin, Ireland
Even though you're missing all these cuts and playing so badly you always manage to keep it around even par on the hardest courses in the world. That's why I think you have won 3 majors and will win many more.
Eugene Roe : Ireland
I heard Sean Boylan speak recently about making mistakes in amature sport, professional sport or in life. In the end you just have to acknowledge it and move on. In your latest diary you wrote 'I new'. After your last two missed cuts I think 'I new' is most appropriate. The new you will be the US Open winner. Best of luck.
Robert Conte : USA
Padraig, I would just like to thank you for making the St. Jude Classic Pro-Am and very memorable day. Good luck this week at the US Open. Cheers, Robert - Concord Promotions.
Tomás Halpin : Europe
Hi, Padraig, I'm glad to hear you talk positively about the changes you are making coming good. You have exceeded all our hopes and expectations in winning 3 Majors in 2 years so from my perspective no other sportsman since Ronnie Delaney has given Irish people so much thrills and enjoyment. I look forward to watching you in contention again but it is your own desire that should drive you. You have already shown your talent, enthusiasm and sheer will power to us all aver the last few years. Whereas we cannot ask more of you we look forward to the results of your own personal goals. All the best in Bethpage.
Maryanne Maher : Tamworth NSW Australia
My husband has been following your career for may years and is an avid fan so much so that we named our first child after you. So best of luck for rest of 2009.
Craig McCombs : Mansfield Ohio/ Memorial Tournament
I was standing on #11 Tee on Friday, when you tossed a ball to a young boy. I am proud to know that there are some respectable players on the pro tour who care about the people that support them. Thanks for the wonderful gesture.
Jeff Coyle : Arcanum, OH USA
Padraig, On Friday June 5th, My son, daughter, and myself attended the Memorial Tournament. This was our first PGA tournament experience. We enjoyed every minute of it. It was such a pleasure to watch you play at the Memorial on Friday. We followed your play most of the day. Our family is very proud of our Irish heritage, so it is no accident that we quickly become huge fans of Ireland's greatest golfer, Padraig Harrington. We have watched you play a lot on television, but the live experience was more than spectacular. The highlight of our day, was your play on #7. Birdie from the bunker! Awesome shot!! Even though you missed the cut on Friday and were a little frustrated, you still took the time to sign an autograph for me. I have to say, your appreciation of your fans is the difference between a great golfer and great golfer I'm proud for my kids to look up to. Thank you, Jeff Coyle, Jeffrey Coyle (age 15), Maria Coyle (age 11)
John Tierney : Tipperary
Padraig I really look forward to seeing you play some good golf again. The start of this year has been a trying time for those of us who support you and want you to do well.Relax and enjoy yourself a bit more, you have the skills! Best Wishes, John
Martin Dolan : Memphis, Tennessee
Hello Padraig, Sean and Keegan are awaiting your arrival to Memphis next week. We hope to see you on Tuesday to take the annual picture of you and the two redheads. Have a safe trip, and I hope to see you soon. Martin
Craig Baumgartner : USA
Good luck this week, Padraig, and as you prepare for the US Open, The Open, and the PGA Championship.
Richard Richardson : Whiteville North Carolia
The website is great. As a new player to the game of golf i have been consummed by the game.I love it. your my fav.
Russ Webster : Mansfield, UK.
Wishing you great success in the forthcoming US Open. Good luck mate, you can do it!
Pete Malonoski : Philadelphia, Pa
Padraig, It was a pleasure to meet you Monday at Merion Golf Club in the FTI outing in Ardmore, Pa. I was the caddy that walked with you down the 18th fairway and raked the bunker during the clinic. You were also kind enough to sign some autographs for me during the day. I really appreciate it, especially the Walker Cup personalized autograph, that was just great at the end of the day. Thank you again, for being a gracious person and very enjoyable to be around, would love to stay in touch. Good luck at the Memorial this week. I will be routing you on to victory, Pete.
David McLain : USA
Padraig, I really enjoyed meeting you yesterday at the FTI outing. It was extremely impressive that a player of your calibre was so personable, friendly, candid, and spent so much time with everyone. You have always been highly regarded in the press, and I now have first hand experience as to why. Who says nice people finish last! I truly hope that you have another very successful major season with the remaining tournaments. Enjoy Beth Page! Very truly yours, David McLain PS. I hope you get that push corrected with your new shafts!!
Tom Dawson : West Palm Beach (formerly CARLOW IRL.)
Good luck this week, looking forward to following you at Muirfield. I think it now the time your game will bounce back to the great play you had last year. Enjoy the skins game!!!
John Sludds : Athlone, Ireland
Hi Padraig, I love the new look website. I've been a fan since you came on tour in 1995. I've followed your rounds in a number of European Opens at The K Club. I met you briefly in 2002 when you signed a photo for me. That photo is now framed and sits proudly in my den at home. I believe your positive attitude,gentle manner, and all round solid game,has inspired many young kids to take up the game.The future of Irish golf is secure. You are my number1 golfer and, in my opinion, the perfect role model and ambassador. Thanks for all the hours of fantastic shot making. I'm sure there is a lot more to come yet.
Pete Demers : Norton, Massachusetts, USA
Hi Padraig, I still love looking at the pictures of you winning those majors, and I hope / expect there will be a few more. Best of luck the rest of the year. I love my Staff irons - bought the Ci6 irons a couple of years ago. My first new set in 10 years. I love the feel, the look as I hold them and get ready to hit. Great Pro Tips section of the site, well worth reading over and over. Look forward to watching you play at the Deutsche Bank Championship. I'm lucky to have such a great tournament in my home town every year. Best regards, Pete Demers
Matthew Lawrence Colmcille Monks : St Louis Mo, USA
Dear Mr Harrington, I've been hearing a lot lately about the "Happy Gilmore" swing that you've been demonstrating so effectively and it seems to be suggested that it originated in the movie. I have a notion that you used it many times before now because, to me, it's a basic move in Irish hurling. I played it many times myself in St Mary's, Marino and in St Joseph's in Fairview as I'm sure you did also. I hope to see you use it on the tour! Continued good fortune, Matthew.
Stephen DeHertel : South Lake Tahoe, California
Dear Padraig, I was in the market for a new set of clubs. I was leaning towards Titelist AP1 when I came across your video on Wilson Staff Ci7. After watching your performance over the last couple of years on television, your word was good enough for me. I bought them sight unseen.I am so glad I did, these are the best clubs I have ever played in my 34 years of playing golf. I went from a 17 to an 11 handicap in no time at all. Who knows how low I can go. Thank you Padraig Harrington! Love your Web site.
Kenny Hutton : Downfield Golf Club
Hi Padraig, I would like to say thanks for giving yourus your valuable time on the Footjoy day at Carton House. As a PGA pro I really appreciate how much you are giving back to the golfing world. I wish you even more success over the next few years and hope all your hard work reaps the rewards for you and your family. Yours, Kenny Hutton, PGA Pro, Downfield Golf Club.
Gavin Kavanagh : Kildare
Hi Padraig, I wouldnt know much about golf but am a big fan of yours, myself and my brother went to Baltray to follow your game on Friday. It was the first time we had ever been to such an event and we were blown away by it. (not wind related!!!) We were gutted when we found out you didnt make the cut. We really have caught the bug and returned for the rest of the weekend though and its a real pity there is no more brill golf to be seen in Ireland until next years open. Anyway thanks for signing my hat and for the great golf we saw that day. Best of luck in the future and I hope you are back to winning ways before long. Yours, Gavin Kavanagh
David Roche : Delgany, Co. Wicklow
Padraig - I have to say you are a wonderful ambassador of Ireland and a magnificant sportsman - and winning 3majors makes you in my opinion you are Ireland's greatest ever. I do believe that seeking perfection and twicking your swing will bring you even more glory. My wish for you is to defend & win the claret jug this year and getting that all time record of 3 in a row. Whilst your achievements are unbelievable in golfing terms I believe its your determination will to win & passion that has driven you to the hights for the worlds number one spot. Anyhow go and defend that claret jug - I believe you will win it again. Delgany is not too far away from your own home and if I do meet up with you - I would only be delighted to shake your hand and say i met with a true sportsman - Irelands greatest.
Lee W. Ashe Jr : Edgewater, Florida
I have followed your great career since you came on tour in 1995 me and my laddies being from Dublin you see. I have a proud Irish heritage and I wish you and yours all the success possible! I am a former pro who played on many mini tours with some great success but was struck down early in my career with heart disease; I have had 9 heart attacks and a stroke but I keep on trying to play to the best of my ability; I dearly love this game we play.!!! I am 60 years old this July 28. Oh yea I play DI9 irons great sticks.! God Bless and Great Health Keep It On The Short Grass Sincerely and Respectfully Lee W. Ashe Jr.
Mattew Nicholson : Summerville, SC (Charleston)
You are in my top 3 of best golfers in the world! I believe you can be #1. Keep your head in it! You got this!!!!!!
Darragh Smith : Dundalk, Ireland
Hi Padraig! I'm Darragh Smith. I am just writing to you to say well done and hard luck in not making the cut for the Irish Open! You might remember me. As you were making your way to the scorecard cabin after your round on Friday, I was the boy in the red jacket who asked you for a ball. Unfortunately, you didn't have one with you at the time but thanks for talking to me anyway! Thanks, Your biggest fan, Darragh Smith
Willie Fitzharris : Gorey
Just home from the Irish Open and i followed you around for most of it. Had a good laugh on the 1st with the marshall that was in the way, super second shot!! Best of luck with the rest of the year and hopefully I'll get to see you at the European Club. Really proud of what you achieved and you surely are Ireland's greatest.
Gaston Gibson : Little Rock, Arkansas
Padraig, know you are going through with the process of adjusting to a new swing. There are probably a number of people trying to help you hurry up( mentally and physically) so that you will be at the top of the leader board again. Hopefully, you will keep your eye on the target and not the clock because that is the only way any of us find our best rhythm of life be it golf or something else. All the best to the best on and off "The Grass of Glory." Thanks again for a great memory of our day together at the Buick Invitational Pro Am.
Karen Moeller : Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mr. Harrington, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kindness at the this year's Master's Tournament. On the last practice day as you were coming off of the 16th green, I asked if you would mind having a photo taken thinking I would take one of you. Instead you came over to me and I now have one of us together. I know not everyone would have done this so again, I thank you. As a golfer myself, I appreciate your quiet demeanor yet competitive spirit on the golf course and your genuine love of the game. I wish you the best in your upcoming tournaments. Thank you, Karen.
Jim Grace : Sun City, S/C
Hi Padraig. I am from Co Kilkenny. I met you at white oak last August and I have to say you are a pure gentelman and a wonderful ambassador for Ireland. I had a picture taken with you with the claret jug. It is framed and proudly hanging in our den for all our freinds to see and admire. Sorry things did not go to well for you at Quail Hollow. I was there as a volunteer Got to see you for a few holes. Best of luck for the rest of the tour. Jim
David Cosgrove : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig I love the website although you might have to make more room down at the end for the rest of your majors. Good luck in the players championship. I can't wait until the British Open. I will be there following you around the course.
Will Reilly : Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Padraig, I got to see you play 17 and 18 at Sawgrass yesterday. You are amazing. I wanted to thank you for signing my ticket. I gave it to my little brother and he was ecstatic! He is your new biggest fan. Anyway, I noticed how friendly you were with all of the fans and wanted to tell you that I really appreciate it. Good luck to you this week - we will be rooting for you! Thanks again, Will
Mat MacDonald : Alberta, Canada
Padraig, I'd like to say that I greatly admire your approach to the mental side of golf. To see someone with such a great attitude on the PGA and EPGA tours is, for lack of a better word, admirable. I would also like to thank you for being such a great inspiration. I hope someday to have the honor of competing against you on the PGA Tour. With that being said, good luck in the players this week!
Frances Gaffney : Co. Tipperary, Ireland
I am almost a 70 year old golfing granny, and I want to say how proud I am of you and your wonderful achievements to date, you are truly a great ambassador for our little island. Continued success to you and your family.
Jim Bethany : Birmingham, Al USA
Padraig, Amazing! Simply amazing. I saw the Happy Gilmore swing on Youtube. WOW. You were able to pull it off and it looks fun. However, I'm not skilled enough to hit the freaking ball well standing still, much less with a run added into the equation.
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin
Dissapointing this week Padraig Lets hope for two good weeks at the PLAYERS and the Irish Open.
Michael Brink : Minneapolis, MN
Padraig, I have to say your Happy Gilmore swing on Sport Science was awesome; definitely shows you have character and a sense of humor. Your humility and hard working attitude is very refreshing to me. Best of luck to you, and I look forward to seeing you in person when you defend your PGA Championship at Hazeltine in August. Best Regards, Michael.
Derek Britton : United States
I enjoyed this connection with my favourite golfer. Thank you. I attended at Bay Hill and I trust I will see Padraig at East Lake, Atlanta in The Tournament Players Championship. Good luck at Quail Hollow.
Dave Hubbs : Beaverton, Oregon
Padraig - I wanted to thank you again for your graciousness this last Friday as you were headed to grab lunch in Oceanside. As I tried to congratulate you on your career, I hastened you to say hello to my Father, Logan & his fiance', Alice who were to be married the next day. "Sorry." Logan (86) is a life-long solid player (fantastic putter) who has made 19 holes-in-one! (I have been witness to 3 of them.) Alice who is 81 has also made 4 holes-in-one. They found each other last year after both had been widowed for nearly 3 years. I'm a good player & a huge fan of the PGA tour & all sports. I have always admired you as an athlete and I can now attest to your kindness off the course as well. My best wishes to you throughout your distinguished career, Dave Hubbs.
Kay McEnery : Carlow, Ireland
Padraig Charlotte is in North Carolina, I have been there my son was married in Charlotte and lived there for a couple of years and is now in Phoenix Az. Hope you dont mind me saying so, I have just been reading your website. I am a big fan and watch on tv or follow on the PGA site tracker shot. Best of luck this year your last two years have been terrific. I am looking forward to coverage on Sky this weekend.
Jean-Charles : Belgium
I'll hope you'll play as good as last year at the Open.
John Bracken : London, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Harrington; I have just finished reading Your 15h Club by Dr. Rotella and saw that you hailed from Rathfarnham just south of Dublin. I remember that town as it was at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, which is overlooking Dublin that my parents sent me to get an education as a boarder in the early 60's. If I remember there was a course called the Grange just over the wall from the College where I got my initiation in the mysteries of golf. So I feel a sense of kinship with you on this score. On top of that I remember seeing you giving a few tips on 'Lessons From the Pros' on the Golf Channel recently where you were playing out of Brittas Bay of all places. Brittas Bay was not far from my home in Avoca where my father was managing a copper mine. although I never played at Brittas Bay just south of the mine was another golf course called Woodenbridge where I was truly indoctrinated into the mysteries of golf by an 80 yr old pro called Mick Cahill. These are wonderful memories and the lessons I learned then I am re-learning these days as I resume the game in retirement. One of these days I plan to break par - and hopefully the insights of you and Dr. Rotella will help :-) Best of luck and I hope you stay away from the gremlins that got you in the recent Masters. But like Kenny Perry I think you handled that wind problem on the 15th green with great aplomb. Mick Cahill would have definitely approved. All the best and good luck this year. John Bracken
Steven Fay : Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Hey Padraig I just wanna say you're awesome! Have a great rest of your 2009! Good luck at Bethpage!
James : East Yorkshire UK
Hi Padraig, Yes I have enjoyed your website. I have followed your career with interest & feel that you will be hitting peak form in the near future. I wish you every success, Regards James
Allan Oxman : Charlotte, NC
I walked / ran the 14th and 15th holes at Quail Hollow with you on Sunday afternoon / evening. Your swing is magnificent, tempo great and if you hit it like you did Sunday you are a lock for the QH Championship.
Kris Ommodt : Brodhead ,WI. USA
You are a great Inspiration to many golfers includeing myself. I love watching you play the game. Thank you for just being yourself and I also enjoyed the jig on the golf channel, that was awesome.
Jack DeBruhl : Lexington, SC
Ok , I wanted to tell you that I now have you on my list of favorite pros. After being at the Masters this past Sunday, my wife and I watched you for 7 holes and I appreciate your style / and how you gave the young boy your ball coming off #1. Play well and hope greatness comes to you ......
Stephen Stewart : Wicklow
I'm a huge admirer of your combinations of strengths. Have gained much from your example in both work and sport both as an individual and as part of a team. Thanks and all the best to you and your team for the future. Stephen
Jim Fitzpatrick : Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Dear Padraig, I had the good fortune to attend my first golf tournament Sunday and follow you on your round. To say it was a gift would be an understatement. The highlight of my day though was after you made your birdie at the first hole on the way to the 2nd tee, you tossed your ball to a young lad. You were already walked past him but the smile on his face would have lit up my relatives farm in Newtonbutler in County Fermanagh. You carry yourself with class! your Dad must be very proud of you looking down from Heaven. All the very best, Jim Fitzpatrick
Brian Hart : St. Augustine, Florida United States
I just wanted to say and I am speaking for a lot of my fellow Americans down here in Florida that you are pure class on and off the course and we all pull for you as much as anyone if not more. I am hoping you can start another streak at the U.S. Open and then three-peat at The Open Championship in a few months. Good luck to you, Brian Hart
Eoin Dervan : Co.Galway
Hi Padraig. Reading your website was inspirational. Inspite of the disappointment of the masters you took it in your stride. I'm glad that the 'Paddy Slam' is over as it was an unfair burden on you eventhough you claim otherwise. I look forward to following your exploits over the season. You are a true amdassador for our country, a worldclass player, but still a gentleman.
Garry Kennedy : Cornelscourt, Dublin
Delighted to see all that 'Paddy-slam' nonsense the Americans came up with off your back now. You can just get on with the job of winning competitions now and the Majors will just come when it's your day. Best of luck for the rest of 2009. Garry.
Mark Fishbeck : Mableton, GA
Mr. Harrington, I just wanted to tell you how much I admire you both as a golfer and as a person. You have shown that through hard work and dedication you can become a champion and successful. Your class also shines through in the way you carry yourself. I use you as an example for my son, who is a middle school golfer, as someone he should emulate. I see you winning many more majors exhibiting the same style and class you have already shown in winning your current 3. Good luck the rest of the year. Sincerely, Mark Fishbeck.
Doris Evans : The First Tee of Cleveland
Dear Mr. Harrington, It was such a pleasure to see you again at the Accenture Match Play. The First Tee of Cleveland is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009 and we remember so appreciatively the extraordinary contribution you made to our Chapter in 2005. Many of our participants still reflect on the marvelous clinic you gave at the Sand Ridge Golf Club. You are a wonderful role model, always demonstrating maturity and perspective, as you did yesterday in commenting on the set up of the course at the Masters. Remember that you have admiring friends here at The First Tee of Cleveland. Gratefully, Doris Evans
Sue Kane : Galway,Ireland
Hard luck in the masters, though I remember the last time you finished in the mid thirties in a major (US Open 08)you then went on to win the next two!!!! Bring on Bethpage. PS think you should have a ladybird as a cover for your driver!!
Owen Evans : Tulsa, OK
Sorry that The Masters didn't turn out quite as well as you had hoped. You are a wonderful sportsmen and your class shows through during times of golfing adversity. Good luck the rest of the year.
Janet whitlatch : Sugar Land, Texas
Sorry about the Masters, but there is always another chance next year. I can't wait for the Players and the other majors. You are a great champion with a very good perspective of the game of golf. Janet.
Alan R : Michigan
Padraig your a real gentlemen.. I saw you play in person at the Ryder cup at Oakland Hills and you thrilled the fans by giving them your time and giving them golf balls. Your perspective of the game is a one of a true golfer who loves his craft.. It will come back you in spades.
Michael grace : Iowa
Padraig, Great showing at the Masters. I look forward to watching you again soon.
Wendell Vaughn : Spindale, NC
A few shots the other way, a few breaks the other way and you are right there..... You will get your GREEN JACKET.. It's just a matter of time....You have the skills to get it done..Best of luck on up-coming Tournaments!!!!
Jim Morris : Canada
Your example is one for all sports people take the the bad luck on a day when the golf gods go against you with graciousness, honesty, and the patience to wait for a tournment when all those skills will be rewarded, proud of you boy, Jim.
Conor : Shankill, Dublin
Hey Padraig & co, well done in the Masters, you never really got in your stride and had a few poor holes that set you back, but your game is returning, and you were a great ambassador as usual. Keep up the smiles, will see you win a few more this year. There is another major due :D all the best, Conor
David : Ireland
Well done Padraig on a great comeback from that 2nd hole. You are a true champion.
Barnaby Blackstone : Kent, England
I have been watching the Masters on Saturday and tracking your progress. I want to say that it takes a great sportsman to keep their head up after a quadruple bogey, excellent play. Regardless of your final position, I will bet on you again. Barnaby,12
Doris Mooney : Malahide, Dublin
Padraig, keep focused and good luck for the weekend.
Barnaby Blackstone : Kent, England
In my point of view, Padraig has what it takes to win the masters this year. However i feel that, so far, he is not playing to his full potential. I hope he can improve his game as the masters goes on and hopefully finish on the podium. I bet on him going all the way!!! Barnaby Blackstone, 10
Gaston Gibson, Jr : Little Rock, Arkansas
Padraig, I had the blue ribbon pleasure of playing with you in the Buick Invitational Pro Am in San Diego on 2-4-09. Am watching you in the Masters and pray that you can make it three majors in a row. I wish you the best because you are the best on and off the course. A hello to your caddy Sean and your Agent Adrain Mitchell. It was a pleasure to meet them also. Know you do not have the time to read this email but I just wanted to be counted as a blue ribbon fan,always.
Mr. Bonita : Florida, USA
I was very disappointed with the one stroke penalty ruling (against Padraig) at the Masters. The following comment was submitted to the Masters website, but they apparently chose not to accept it. Hmmm. "The ruling against Padraig Harrington has lowered my opinion re The Rules of Golf. He backed away from the ball, which should erase his previous "address." He was unfairly punished a stroke. Terribly unfair."
Terry Casey : Milwaukee WI
Padraig, Best of luck this weekend, you are very impressive how you handled the end of the round this afternoon. I hope the best for you. Slainte, Terry Casey
Peter Fitzsimons : Celbridge County Kildare
Very best of luck to you Padraig! Just do your best big fella... forget the Paddy-Slam... you've given those of who've been tracking your progress such pride & immense joy over the years. never give up, keep the head up, give a honest account of yourself and hopefully old boy... as a bonus... and with a bit of luck... you never know where you'll be with 9 to go. Having seen you weeping in a carpark many moons ago because you thought you had missed out on a place on the Ireland amatuer team.... I salute your immense determination and courage to persist with your career. Youre a true inspiration. Be rooting for you from beginning to end. Stay cool & have fun!
Bob Beebee : Torrance, CA
Good luck this weekend, Hope to see you wearing the green jacket on Sunday
Mark Kraatz : Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Hello Padriag, Cheering you on in the Masters!! Was at County Sligo last May (2008) while staying at the Yeats Country Motel. My wife has Irish heritage -- we were there with family touring Ireland -- beautiful!! Mark
Antoinette Daly : Dublin
Good luck Padraig in the Masters. You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing you over the weekend and hopefully learning something from your shots. Antoinette
Ken Foody : Salt Lake City, UT
I just wanted to send you some good vibes for this week. My name is Ken and I'm a fledgling golf coach among other things. Just wanted to tell you that although you're a great example of determination and hard work - I am far more impressed with what a great guy you seem to be. You've always appeared to be a caring, considerate and humble guy who has never taken for granted his talents and blessings. You never seem to feel like you're better than anyone else and I'm so impressed with how you carry yourself and find myself pulling for you everytime I get to watch you play. Thank you for your example - Best of luck this week! Ken Foody
Patrick Stuhlmiller : Rochester, New York
I'm pulling for you this week Paddy. My girlfriend and I have had the fortune to work as marshals at a few PGA Championships and last year was one of them. She had the amazing luck to get your signature on her marshal visor (on TUESDAY!) because she knew that you were one of my all time favorite golfers to root for. The best part is, she never had the opportunity to get any other signatures....IMAGINE the luck of that when you took the lead and won it on Sunday! I haven't had the fortune to get to Augusta yet, but I have Friday off, and I will definitely be glued to the big screen all weekend. GO PADRAIG Pat
Shawn McAdams : Johnstown, PA
You are a joy to watch and an admirable man. I am a weekend warrior but am continuing on toward my goal, each year getting better. The game is my escape from nursing in the critical care unit. The history and gentlemanly charm of the game along with the friendships make it fun. I hope you win at the masters. I will be watching. God Bless.
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin
Good luck,Padraig on your quest for the Paddy slam lets hope for a nice green jacket on Sunday
Mark McGuire : Middletown, Ohio, USA
Love your web site could add some free desktop pictures to have on our computer screen!! As for the Masters kick their butts Padraig, tired of hearing about Phil and Tiger, I like them but want to see that green jacket on you. Looks a lot better on an Irishman lol good luck may god be with you. Thank you and im praying for you!!
Robert F : Oxford MS
Good luck Paddy. You have the support of my entire family, especially my son Aedan Padraig.
Frank Butler : Ireland
Just to say, enjoy the Masters this w/e and to wish you Good Luck, Frank.
Patti : St Petersburg, Florida USA
Good Luck! One American who is rooting for your Master's win!
Philip & Eileen Lynch : Curragh, Co Kildare
We wish you the very best this week in Augusta. Get the 3 in a row and the 4th major Philip & Eileen
Frank Fahy : Dublin
Hi Padraig, Just want to wish you good luck in this weeks Masters. It would be fantastic to see you complete the third leg of the Paddyslam - you deserve it. Enjoy ! Regards, Frank.
Derek Lee : Shropshire
Best of luck at Augusta, as long as you are there when they take the final turn, you have it in ya to bring it home. Enjoy the walk!!
Ciaran McGettigan : Westport, Ireland
Padraig, just a quick note to wish you best of luck this week, because no matter how good you are (and you are good) you also need some luck and God smiling on you to win a golf tournament, not to mind a Major. So may the wind be at your back (when needed of course), may the sun always be shining on your golf ball, and may the impressive natural talent that is Mr P Harrington blind the world and come back to Ireland with a brand spanking new Green Jacket(A most suitable colour for and Irishman). All the best from myself, my wife and family and all the members of Westport Golf Club. Ciaran McGettigan
Terry Kanaley : Tulsa, Oklahoma
Padraig, I'm a bit old to be having heros at my age, but I think your living proof that nice guys don't always finish last. I've followed your career for years now, (originally I have to admit because like myself you're Irish), but after seeing you play a couple times in person, I said to myself: "Damn, i like this guys swing!" I also like your demeanor on the course. Anyway, play well and win the Master's as I'd love to see Paddy running out to give his da a big hug. Good Luck to you, Warmest Regards, TK
Ailbe O'Reilly : Killarney
Best of luck at the weekend.
Shane Chapman : Easley, SC
Padraig, I just purchased a set of CI7 irons and I love them. They are a very solid set of clubs. I have been a fan of yours for years and wish you the best of luck this week at Augusta and the rest of the year. Shane Chapman
Ryan Redding : Marshall, Michigan
Padraig, very best of luck to you this week at the Masters. We're really looking forward to watching you play. Hopefully, above all else, you enjoy the experience and play well. Win or lose, your on and off the course conduct and demeanor have earned you a lot of fans, and we'll continue the support for you no matter what. Cheers!
John Gunn III : Runnemede NJ
Hello Padraig, I just wanted to wish you luck at Augusta! My grandfather always loved golf and I started watching so that I would be closer to him and fell in love with the game, now that he is gone I look back fondly over the times I sat down with him and watched you play, he was Scots and Irish and you were one of his favorite golfers.
George Coghlan : Orlando, Florida
Hi Padraig Aisling, Rian and myself would like to thank you for being such a happy, kind and thoughtful person. We had the most wonderful time following you for 3 full days at the the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. We were the 3 Irish supporters holding the Tri-Colour at every hole cheering you on! We were extremely proud of how you conducted yourself on the course and of course your fabulous career achievements thus far. Our son was thrilled to get high fived between holes and to be given 2 tournament golf balls. I was delighted that you took time during practice before the final round to sign my prized portrait of you holding the Claret jug. We are avid golfers and will be rooting for you at Augusta National this week. We look forward to seeing again in person next time - Go Raigh Maith Agat - George Coghlan, Orlando Florida
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, I wanted to wish you the very best of luck @Augusta. I've no doubt your driving & short-game will come good for you again this week. You've done a good job getting yourself there 'under the radar'. As you've said before: all you need do is 'hang-around' the leaderboard 'til the back 9 on Sunday. Have faith in yourself, believe it and who knows...??! Brian Maher.
John Nettles : Deer Park, Tx, United States
It would be nice to see Padraig's chip in at Number 9 at Redstone. It was a pretty hard shot and a magnificent hole-out.
Matt Smith : New York
Hey Paddy, I am a huge fan just love the way you play, good luck next week at the Masters. Can't wait to see you at the U.S Open at Bethpage!
Trevor Day : Oxford, Ohio
Padraig, You've been a real inspriation for me over the past couple years. Growing up with an English father, I have played soccer all my life, and have just recently started to work on my golf game routinely. For the past couple summers I have been trying to fine tune my game and I've worked into a 7 handicap. I really admire your work ethic and I strive to work as hard as you to reach my potential. While, I will probably never be on the PGA tour like you, your story has inspired me to work as hard as I can to make the most of my ability and become as good of a golfer as I can possibly be. Thanks again for what you've done for the game, and goodluck next week at the Masters. Trevor
Gerard McGahon : London
Padraig, just want to wish you the best for the Masters next week. You have given me some of the best sporting memories Ive known over the last 18 months, and I have a feeling their could be more celebrations next week!!
Stephen : Wrexham
I'd like 2 comment on what a fantastic website this is, I've been a massive fan of yours for many years, for me it was only a matter of time before you started winning majors, good luck for the Masters.
Patrick Hughes : Chicago
Padraig, my father is from Castleblayney Co. Monaghan and my mother is from Castleisland Co. Kerry. We are huge fans of you and wish you all the best! It's great to see an Irishman on the course. Keep up the good work! -Patrick "Pax" Hughes
Sean Grennan : Dublin
Just like to say well done to Padraig and keep up the good work. By far the best Irish sportsman and keep representing us as highly as you do!! Fair play
Tom O'Neill : In the rough or water most of the time
Hi Padraig, Love the new site, its great to hear what you think about the rounds each week. I follow your progress each week on shot tracker on PGATour.com which is great way to check how you are doing. I notice from the Stats that driving accuracy is suffering and that you have lost some distance from previous years. I am sure you have noticed it too, anyway all the best for the Masters fingers crossed you can do it. All the best. TOM
Paul McClay : Tampa Florida
Padraig, had a great time following you at Bay Hill yesterday. Great up and down on 14! Keep that focus and keep them in the fairway... We're ready to watch you win at Augusta. Best of Luck to you!
James : Dublin
Love the website. Good luck in the Masters and I hope to see you do a victory dance on the last green when you win well maybe a little later anyway.
Mark Colgan : Dublin
Well done @ Bay Hill Padraig...looking good for the 'Paddy Slam'.., roll on Augusta!!
Jim Morris : Canada
T11 Well done good steady progress your most avid North Americian fan is proud of you [although I see I have a few guys trying to push me out of that title] Jim
Tom Kanaley : Buffalo, NY USA
As a American of Irish decent, I am a huge fan. My brothers and I were at the K Club in 2006 and had mixed emotions on who to cheer for in Ireland. Good luck in 2009!
Pat Polasek : Chicago
Dear Padraig, I just wanted to wish you good luck on the season. I am new to watching golf and decided to become a fan of yours. Good Luck
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin
Hi Padraig, Good Luck this week at Bay Hill and of course the upcoming Masters All the best.
Joe Hickey : Dublin
Padraig, all the very best in your preperation for and in the Masters. You are a fantastic ambassador for Golf, Sport and our very little island of Ireland.You are now a legend and an icon and your best has yet to come...God Bless.........Joe
Francis J DOYLE, Jr : Alabama, USA
Just want to bid you G'Luck this year. I have enjoyed watching you play. Descendant of Co. Wexford. My foursome would be Freddie COUPLES, Greg NORMAN, Yerself and my kid brother Sean..I'd caddie and hand out beer! regards, FJ Doyle
Rob Hannon : Warrenpoint
Keep up the good work Paddy! Just like the Rugby & Boxing boys.....we need Heroes right now! All the best for your preparation for the Masters. We'll be watching. We're all 100% behind you. Rob.
Jim Morris : Canada [Toronto area]
Padraig just read Paul O Connell's interview on the Irish rugby team glorious win on Saturday what a magical bit of sporting history up there with your three Masters soo fitting that they had you in at some stage and gave an inspirationl talk Irish sport walks' tall. Your in Sport, Jim Morris
Aedan Daly : Munich, Germany
Dear Padraig, As an 82 yr-old I may be your oldest fan - certainly one of your most enthusiastic admirers. Thanks for making us so justly proud of you! Regards, Aedan
Gerry McCarthy : San Diego
I was in your gallery on Friday and Sunday at the Buick a few weeks ago. Saw how you were using the lob wedge to get it up and down from just off. I (tried to) copy that on my first TPMGC tournament outing around Torrey South the week after - helped me to par #3 and #18 on way to 68 nett and win my (high handicap) section ....thrilled !! Best of luck this year....Gerry (Delgany overseas member)
Aidan Mahoney : London
The new web site is very impressive - Good luck at Augusta and the rest of the year. Played Stackstown a few months ago with my Dad (Jim M) and the course was as played as well as ever. Looking at some of the articles and photos on this site and the link to SGC brought back some memories of picking stones with your Dad & brothers on the 9th & 18th fairways - Happy days!! Regards to your family Aidan.
Tom Dawson : West Palm Beach Fl. / Carlow Ireland
Padraig, it was nice to follow your third round at Doral, especially since it was a little quieter than earlier tee -times. Good tournament and well done, enjoy your week off and hope to get to bay hill next week. Good Luck.
Frances Cahill : Richmond Surrey
Good luck for the Masters I do hope you win this again this year. Keep the flag flying. Regards, Frances.
Barry Ratliff : Boulder, Colorado, USA
Hello Padraig, It seems like a good day to be wishing you the best of luck for the season. Thank you for what you have done for the sport and what you will do in the future. All the best, Barry Ratliff.
Joe O'Nuallain. : Lady Lake, Florida
I am a Dubliner who came to the States in 1972. I lived just south of Stackstown in Terenure. I have followed yur career for many years, thrilled with your great accomplishments. You make me so proud to be a Dubliner and a golfer. Today, St Patricks Day, I played in a made up Pro Am tournament with 24 of my friends in WaterOak Golf Club, in Lady Lake. Ofcourse, I picked you as my partner, using your 71 from Sunday at Doral. I won! using my handicap of 18 we scored a 54 best ball and led Ireland to the top again. Thanks Padraig, you have made a 74 year old Dubliner feel like 24!!! give us the Masters as you have so fantastically given us three Majors. You make us so proud any time we see you on television. On St Patrick's Day: I thank St Patrick, surely the patron of golfers who know how to smile. Bless you. Joe O'Nuallain.
Mark Berey : Delray beach, Fl
Padraig, great to meet you last week at Doral. Kyle was absolutely thrilled to see you, and we look forward to following your 2009 action! Thanks for inspiring Kyle. You're a wonderful role model! Mark Berey.
Angelina Huynh : Marina,CA, USA
Hello Mr. Harrington! You might not remember me but I was one of the walking scorers at the AT&T Pro Am during February. I just wanted to say I had a great time watching you, McManus,McGinley, and Desmond play golf. Thank you for everything! Good luck with your upcoming tournaments and HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY! =]
Wendell Vaughn and sons Jack & Jake : Spindale, NC
Dear Paddy, We just want to let you know how much we enjoy being your biggest fans in North Carolina... My sons and I follow you with shot tracker and TV every tournament we can... We have alot of support and energy we send your way with every shot.. Lots of luck and go get-em
Michael Kevin O'Brien : Nashville, Tn
Go Irish! Have a great year and look forward to watching you win many matches, especially the major ones.
AJ Guerra : Ft. Lauderdale , FL
Good luck Paddy! You are my favorite player, and my inspiration to practice and play more. I'm a 3 Hdcp, and I want to make golf my living. I'm playing all Wilson clubs as well, and love each one! Spine Driver (looking to get the Smooth, haven't hit it yet, how are you liking it?) FwC 3 & 5 wood Pi5 3-pw TW 7 56 & 60 Good luck from now to the Masters! If you win I may just have to get in on that deal with Edwinn Watts (even though I really don't want to get a new set of irons, I love my Pi5's!)
Robert & Lorraine Horton : Tottenham, Ontario Canada
My wife and I had the pleasure of attending 2008 PGA at Oakland Hills, but the bigger pleasure was taking in the final hole with your wife Caroline. It was nice to see her right out there with the crowd. When you put your second shot in the rough from the fairway bunker, I could tell from her reaction when you approach the ball everything was fine. It was great also to be high fiving her when you sunk that beautiful putt for your par and the championship. I am fortunate to be attending the Masters as well and good luck to you. Your wife is a class act and thank you and Caroline for the memory.
Paddy : Wicklow, Ireland
Good luck Paddy at the CA Championship this week! I hope this Championship can get you in the right mind before the Masters!
Bertie Feeney : Bearna, Galway
Just want to wish you lots of luck & good golf in the coming year.
Kieran O'Sullivan : Dublin, Ireland
Good luck in Doral and for rest of season you have belief in abundance and proof you can take on the world and win.
David Norry : Dublin, Ireland
Best of luck with the Masters in April!! And lets hope we can head to Weston again this year for a big homecoming!!
Charlie Sweeney : Gweedore, Co. Donegal
Best of luck in the defence of your Majors this season.
John & MJ O'Donovan : Pleasanton, CA, USA
Padraig, my wife MJ and I are big fans of yours. Good luck in 2009. John & MJ O'Donovan
Brad Flaherty : Chicago, IL
Good Luck at the Masters Paddy. We're all rooting for you here in Chicago. PADDY SLAM!
Owen : Ireland
Best of luck in 2009 hope it is as good as 2008 your detemination hopefully will rub of on the goverment and get us out of the mess we are in. Best Regards Owen.M.Smith/By the way thanks for your autograph in 2005 I was returning from Portugal and I bumped into you and you were kind enought to sign one of my bussiness cards the kids said what a nice man they also enjoy golf.
David Cosgrove : Dublin, Ireland
Good luck in Miami next week Padraig and take it easy!!!!!
Marie Brennan : Athens, Georgia, USA
I just wanted to add my best wishes to you for 2009. I know it has been a rocky start but the year is just beginning and I know that there will be exciting golf to watch as long as you are playing. You have made every Irishman and woman proud of you over the past few years. Keep up the great work. Marie
James Mcparland : Dublin, Ireland
Web site is brilliant--- May the rest of the year be a Major success for you. Best wishes, j
Tom : West Palm Beach (formerly CARLOW IRL.)
Dont practice too much in your couple of weeks off!!!!!!!!!relax, enjoy your life and play your game when you get back on the tee, good luck.
Neil J. Driscoll : Reno, Nevada
Padraig: As one Irishman to another I wish you good luck at the Masters Championship. I have seen you play on TV and you have the golf swing and ability to win it. Regards, NJ Driscoll
Kenneth Lambe : Co.Meath Ireland
Padraig as you are now a legend and have won 3 majors, I would like to wish you all the best for the 2009 season and hope you continue to be very sucessfull for many years to come. Paddy you deserve it, what an ambassador for our country. ALL THE BEST KENNY. p.s Bring on the lady birds ???
Pauric O'Grady : Driftwood, Harbour Crescent, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Keep up the good work Padraig. Looks like it's almost there. Great shot out of the bunker on the 18th and your body language in reaction to it was what we have come to expect of PH in the zone. Had the match gone down the 19th I have no doubt who would have won. Everything will be in place in time for the majors.
Tom McCall : Hereford, Arizona
I was able to see you play in Tucson on Wed. the 25th. It was the highlight of the day for me. I was able to see you play the 2nd,3rd and 4th holes of your match. I only regret that my wife was not able to be there to see you, she is a big fan of yours. We wish you the best of luck this coming year.
Steve Dietrich : Marana, Arizona
Padraig, Thank you for the patience you exhibited when we took a photograph with you at the conclusion of your Tuesday practice round at the Match Play. I was at 2 green when you made your marvelous eagle to halve the hole with Pat. Sorry the tournament didn't work out for you. Get a good rest back home and come back better than ever. Thanks for the photo. Steve Dietrich
Roy Bracken : Dundalk Ireland
Hard luck in the Match Play, ye can't win them all eh, congrats on last years 2 Majors, you're an inspiration to all young and old. In these bad times Irish men like yourself help us keep our chin up good on ye. You're a national hero and everytime you play you make us proud. Just remember keep smiling. Thanks Padraig ......
Alton Lang : Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Dear Padraig, I am always pulling for you. I love your game, attitude and even your accent. You don't boast and brag but you let that ball talk for you and that ball doesn't care who you are. It goes exactly where you hit it and you know how to hit a ball as good as anyone. I supposedly have a lot of Irish in my ancestry (my Grandparent lines are Land, Caine, Smith and Letson) - that suits me fine. My very best wishes to you and your loved ones..... Alton Lang
Eoin Featherstone : Rathfarnham, Dublin
Padraig, Best of luck this year,I live in Rathfarnham and go to St Mary's National school. My dad is a member in Stackstown, and I hope to join this year, Eoin
Anthony Coll : Germany
Hi Padraig, I live in Germany and own an Irish Pub with My sister Carmel and I just wanted to say thank you for the hours of Golfing entertainment you have given us and our customers over the past many years, you have proven that you are the best and you can beat the best. Keep up the hard work, we wish you and your family the best for 2009 season and we know you can do the triple at the British Open this year. Slainte Anthony & Carmel. PS if your ever in Germany the pints are on us.
David Cosgrove : Dublin, Ireland
Best of Luck In the World Match Play next week bring back the trophy.
James McQuillan : Dublin, Ireland
Just wanted to wish you all the best in 2009. Keep those Majors coming and do us all proud! Jim
Donagh : Ireland
Hi Padraig. I follow your progress every week and I love it when you are in the mix at the weekend. I am so looking forward to Woods coming back so you can be challenged enough to show that fighting Irish toughness and spirit. You are a true Fighting Irish Great!
Ruairi Colbert : Dublin, Ireland
Best of Luck in 2009, I spend Thursday to Sunday tracking your progress in the US. Number Four is quickly approaching so best of luck.
Diane Poad : Poway, CA
Hey Padraig: Thanks sooooooo much for taking the time to give everyone the putting & chipping clinic on Monday morning at Spanish Bay! Marty and I appreciated being included and thoroughly enjoyed watching you play. We wish you much success during your 2009 season! Sincerely, Diane & Marty
Cormac Bergin :
Continued success for 2009, I have followed your career for a long time now & I knew from the time you made the crucial putt at the final qualifying tournament (Think it was the Omega masters in Switzerland) to qualify for the Ryder Cup in 1999 that you had the qualities of a major champion, since then you have rubber stamped your tallent & determination on the world sporting stage, you have made an entire nation very proud. Hopefully the new Irish talent on the block of Rory Mcelroy & Garreth Maybin can emmulate your sucess. Best of luck & I hope to see you more on the european tour this year, where the real challenge of golf exists. Cheers, Cormac Bergin
Keely Porter : Tualatin, Oregon
I just heard a story from my friend Jim Pouliot that touched my heart--his wife, Mary, asked for your autograph on her Pebble Beach flag that she was going to give to her school auction and then your delivered an open flag the next morning! Amazing! What a generous gesture! My husband and I love Ireland--it is truly our favorite place on earth--and the people of the emerald isle are one of the main reasons we love to travel there. Kind, hospitable and generous with what they have to give; the Irish have an attitude that should be emulated a little more often by us Americans. I just wanted you to know how much this act of kindness touched another teacher (me) in the golfing world--thank you for making a difference for children and education! Best wishes for an amazing season in 2009! Keely Porter
Daniel Hussey : Dublin
All the best for 2009. Ever since you won the open I've started playing golf so thanks! Good luck on the PGA Tour and the European Tour and of course the Majors. We're all behind you!!!
Tony Davis : Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
Congratulations on not only your 3 fantastic major wins, but more importantly they way in which you conduct yourself both on and off the course. You are an outstanding example for young and old players alike. I have enjoyed watching the way in which you never give up but always manage to have a smile on your face - I know that can sometimes be very hard to do. Anyway, good on you mate and all the best for the future. Give Wilson no. 63!!! Kind regards Tony Davis, Australia. PS Would love to see you playing down here sometime in 2009.
Lesa Huff : Pinehurst , N.C.
I hope you have another outstanding year... I've enjoyed being able to follow the golf tournaments around the states... From the 2005 US Open in Pinehurst, to the Ryder Cup in Kentucky....Thanks for all the autographs and pictures during the years. Our kids Megan and Tanner love to watch for Mr.Padraig and Mr.Ronan on the weekends during tournaments.. We hope to see you and Ronan at the Masters!!!!!! Hope you have a great year!! See you at the coarse, Lesa Huff .
Mark Benson : Limerick
Congratulations on an extremely impressive 2008 and may 2009 bring you more joy and silverware.
Jim Morris : Canada
Padraig no words can describe my admiration and pride I've taken in your achievements over the years win or lose your conduct has allways being a credit to you and your family and to Ireland Re your family in 'your journey to the open'' you credit your Mother with the never give up spirit well you are the lucky man as I know a little about the Harringtons on the field of play they gave seond best to no one with your Dad being the one of the top Footballers in the land for about five years 2002 Irish open you kindly agreed to be photographed with me that now has a place of honour [to me] at the Hibernian Inn Neneagh [owner my son] and also in the entrance hall in my home here in Canada so your most avid North Americian fan is managing a bit of milage out of my favourite sportsman from an old guy in his 80th year I say a simple, thank you. Jim
Andrew : San Diego
Padraig, Went to see you play in the Buick and followed you around the North course for 9 holes.You may or may not remember me - I was the one wearing the "Ireland baseball cap". There were not too many other Irish fans there but you had a great following. I now live here in the States, but follow you and all the other Irish players on T.V. each week. Keep us Irish proud - good look in all the "Majors" in '09
John Mustain : Kenton, Ohio, USA
Padraig, Congratulations on your Major victories, and for winning 2 majors in 2008. I've been a fan of yours for several years now. I like the fact that you play Wilson Staff clubs and am glad that you and Wilson were able to reach an agreement to extend your sponsor\endorsement relationship. I currently use a Wilson Staff putter and Wilson Staff ZIP balls and hope to be able to update my bag soon with a new set of Wilson Staff irons (once we get past this recession!). I enjoy watching you in tournament play and I very much appreciate your even temper and gentle manner while you play. I hope that you will be at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio this year, I'd love to follow your group for a round. Again, congratulations and may 2009 be another great year for you!
Julian Mitchell : Derbyshire, UK
Padraig, I have nothing but admiration for your achievements in 2008, even though you beat my hero, Greg Norman. You are the only person I would have wished to win if not him. Have a great 2009, tell Bob Rotella, I'm reading his book because of you! Continued sucess, regards Julian
Angie Wishert : Waco, Texas
Hey Paddy, [that's what I call you] Ability may get one to winner's circle, but it takes character, hard work and some luck of the Irish to keep one there...my quote [so true] You are a amazing golfer, and I so enjoy watching you play. In some of your matches, I always find myself hollering at the television, "will the putt in Paddy!" You, usually do. Also, I think it would be awesome to have grown up in Ireland...I'm a huge fan of the "Quiet Man" movie too! Anyway, I watched you compete for as long as I remember...I'm an older female golfer! Best wishes to you this 2009 season (tough to top 2008)! You are the bomb!
Camin Condren : Scarriff, Co.Clare
You are an inspiration and well done. I hope you go on to achieve the grand slam. I hope some day to be a professional like you.
Mark D. Carter : Greenville, Tennessee, USA
I really enjoyed reading about your rise to great golf from your youth to present. I wish you a lot of victories, especially more Majors in the future. Good luck... Mark D. Carter
Ciarán McGettigan : Ireland
Hi Paddy, Just a short note to wish you all the best in the Buick Invitational. You made a solid start to '09 season with your tied 5th at Abu Dhabi. I hope you take your own advice and don't over stretch yourself with all the commitments of being a double major champion. (it was bad enough when you had only 1 crown to cater to) I was pleased to hear the recent surgery went well and hope you and your family are happy with the results. I really appreciated the turn you did my little golf club in Westport last year on our 100th anniversary. I have been an avid fan of yours since your Walker Cup days and was amazed to watch you play as a young boy in Stackstown. I had a summer job there one year raking bunkers, cutting grass and doing whatever needed to be done. One of the other green keepers pointed you out one day, you must have been 10 or so, he said watch this guy, he's going to be big. Mind you he did say he thought your brother would be better.....haha. Good luck and do yourself proud. Longtime fan, Ciarán McGettigan
David Newton : Melbourne
I have become a massive fan of yours in recent years after buying a set of Di7 irons and Dd6+ driver. Was glad to see you were a Wilson Staff man. Anyway good luck for the 2009 season and would love to see you out in Australia playing some of our tournaments one day. If not, look forward to seeing you defeat the US in the President's cup in 2011 in Melbourne.
Tim Seiler : Maryland, USA
Hello Padraig. I am wishing you all of the best this year. I have been a fan of yours for about 4-5 years now and think your a world class golfer and guy. Good Luck in 2009!
Mary O'Brien : Kildare
Just to say what an absolutely fantastic golfer and person you are. Would have loved to have seen you on the Tubridy show but unfortunately got tickets for the previous week. Well done on a fantastic last year and the best of luck for 2009. Bring on the tiger!!!
David Clare : United States, Lincoln, NE
Padraig, This message is long overdue. I attended the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills this past summer with my 9 year old son (Patrick). In the middle of the first round you walked right over to my son and handed him your golf ball. This was a thrill of a lifetime for him. I cannot thank you enough for doing that. It was a tremendous gesture. You are a true genetleman and I am forever grateful to you. We will never forget our trip to Oakland Hills. I want you to know that you have a huge fan following in our family and in our town. I wish you the best of luck this season and in the future. Sincerely, David Clare
Rob Hannon : Warrenpoint
Thanks for the memories of '07 & '08 Padraig, good luck for Masters & The Open 09!
James Ryan : New Ross , Co. Wexford
Best of luck this year Padraig. You deserve all the success you have worked hard for.
Becca : Dubai
Loved watching you in Abu Dhabi see you in Dubai, good luck.
Dave Robinson : Newcastle Co.Down
Hi Padraig. Just wanted to say that it's absolutly fantastic that a golfer from this small country has come so far in the game of golf. I'm sure the whole country is immensly proud of your achievements and your persona couldn't be better. Slainte mhaith in '09 and beyond.
Will : Dubai
Padraig Great year in 2008. All the very best for 2009. I'll be supporting you in Abu Dhabi this weekend and looking forward to seeing you at the end of the season for the finishing line of the Race to Dubai!!
Joe Byrne : Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Congratulations Padraig on your major successes and all your wins and for being such a gentleman and a great ambassador for Ireland. You make us all so proud.
Sean O'Shea : Kent, UK
Good luck for 2009. I would say your chances of winning the US Open are very high, the course will suit your game, and if your on your A game there's no reason why you cannot win it. P.S. There are different types of ladybirds residing in that area!
Ciarán McGettigan : Westport, Ireland
Best of Luck in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships, back to 3 in the world, lets hope you get Tigers spot before the Masters and then show the world what a marvellous golfer you are by winning the "PADDY SLAM"
Eugene : Dublin
Thanks Padraig for being a great inspiration and example. You make all Irish golfers very proud and especially those in Stackstown! Roll on the 2009 season!
Martin Callagy : Galway
I have just booked tickets for the Tuesday practice day at Augusta. Looking forward to seeing you on the 7th April. Heres to 3 in row (majors). Best of Luck in 2009. Regards Martin (Oughterard Golf Club)
Len Holbrook : Dubai
Thanks for a memorable 2008. You are truly a credit to our small nation. I hope 2009 is even better for you, which in turn will be even better for us. Looking forward to following you, and hopefully meating you, in Abu Dhabi next weekend.
Gary Parker : Preston, Lancashire, UK
Hi Paddy, glad to see you signed with Wilson Staff again I am a big fan of yours and just bought a new set of Wilson Staff clubs. I followed you round at Birkdale and hope to see you at Turnberry, good luck for 2009 hope you keep up the great golf
James : Cork, Ireland
I would like to wish you a great 2009 and hoping you can win another Major, it would also be great to win the Irish again. My father and I are big fans and will both be watching you hopefully winning a few this year. Good luck next week in the Abu Dhabi. All the best, James.
Sean Callan : Annagassan, Co. Louth
Howya Padraig, well done on your super year last year and best of luck in '09 -especially in the Masters I've got a funny feelin u'll do it this year at Augusta - see you at Baltray in May!!!!
Craig Baumgartner : Colorado Springs
Congratulations on a great 2008, Padraig!!! The Player of the Year award was well-deserved. I look forward to watching you in 2009 Thanks. Best wishes for a successful 2009.
Ally Duncan : Haverforwest, Wales
Happy New Year, two years I've marshalled for you at the Open, 2 Claret jugs. Can't wait for your hatrick! All the best to you, Caroline and the boys for 09. See you at Turnberry, Ally
Finbar Flanagan : Dublin
Great to see your finally getting the rewards for the years of hard work. All the best for 09.
Richard Dodd : Bray, Ireland
Why no Freedom of the city of Dublin to Padraig ??? First I would like to apologise for the foul language I have shouted at the TV over the years as I watch all you’re near missed. You are undoubtedly one of the greatest talents this country has ever produced and has brought great pride and honour to Ireland. You deserve every bit of praise you will get for the years to come. Not just because of your amazing sporting ability, but for the dignified manner in which he represented our city and country abroad. You are truly a terrific ambassador for our country, a truly great sportsman.
Jake : Meath
Well done on your 3 wins, I'M A BIG FAN.
Per Jenssen : Narvik. Norway
First of all I wish You and Your family a Happy New Year.Then I will thank you for your fantastic play in 2008 which gives us "normal players" a lot of inspiration.I hope that 2009 will be even better for You than 2008. Good luck to YOU from a supporter far up north.
David Keating : Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
Best wishes to Padraig for 2009.You are an incredible inspiration to everyone in Ireland and having Cork blood in your veins makes all of us Cork men very proud. May I wish you and your family health and happiness in the years ahead and I hope that you will fulfill your sporting dreams.Go for the grand slam you can do it.
John Brennan : Rathfarnham, Dublin
I would like to wish you well for 2009 and hope that you can win 3-in-a-row at The Open. Regards, John B.
Ross Dempsey : Galway,Ireland
It's great to see an Irish person achieving something on the world stage, keep it up!
Chris Bennett : Cornwall, Ontario
Hey Pagraig just wanted to wish you and your family a great Christmas Season and a Happy New Year. Plus good luck next year, we all know you can win the Grand Slam this year. Good luck with everything.
Cody : Clinton, IN
I have been playing since I was four too. I am fifteen. I am a huge fan for you. I wish you the best this year.
Jim & Liz : Charleston, SC
Thank you for a great year of golf Padraig. We just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Leif Martensson : Apopka, FL USA
Hi Paddy, just want to thank you for going thru your swing thoughts on "playing with the pros". I've been looking for something simple and took your advise and has been hittin' it flush (for my standard hcp 3). All the best for 2009 and Merry Christmas!! slan'
Kenny Newell : Hubbard, Ohio USA
Padraig, Just wanted to wish you a Happy Christmas and a very Happy New Year in 2009. Your victories this past year were two of the most impressive that I watched on television. I also like the fact that you so personable with people on and off the course. May you have a great 2009. Hope to hear from you. Have a great holiday season! Sincerely, Kenny Newell
Hugh Byrne : Rochfortbridge, Westmeath
Padraigs win in the PGA is probably the greatest achievement by an Irish sportsman.
Ryan L. McClung : Ellis, Kansas
Thank you for a great year of golf Padraig I just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Uwe H Mensing : Hannover in Germany
Padraig, I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year - always a good score. I Like to see you winning more of these important tournaments! Good Luck!
Harry : Waterford, Ireland
Flights just booked....Hotel too!! Masters 2009 here we come. Come on Padraig!!!!!! Can't wait to experience it all and roar you on to victory and a new little jacket for your wardrobe!!! Happy Christmas to you, Caroline and the boys.
Mike White : Camarillo, CA
Padraig, The Irish Community missed you @ Sherwood this week, although the weather was more like Ireland and less like California. You deserve the rest. Congrats on winning the PGA Player of the year. You not only make all the Irish proud, but all those that respect the game of golf. May you and your family have a Happy Christmas. Hope to see you in Torrey Pines in 2009. All the Best, Mike White
Paul Robertson : Liverpool, UK
It was great news that you stayed with Wilson, I think you will carry on having a successful time with this company. It is nice to see a player not governed by money the other companies must have been throwing at you. Hope you have a great 2009
Claude Bastien : Montreal, Canada
We at Glen Argyle inc. have been distributing Kartel golfwear to Canadian on & off course shops since Sept. of this year. I am sending you this e-mail to congratulate you on receiving the well deserved title of PLAYER of the YEAR Best regards, Claude
Peter Power : Cork
Padraig, well done on a great year. I headed over to see the Open this year with a friend (Sat and Sun). It was always an ambition to go to one of the great links courses and see the Open live. We couldn't expect you would win it again ! We sat on the 9th green on Sat and saw you make a testing par putt. On the Sunday we decided to get in early and get our place beside the 17th green. We thought the Championship might have been decided there. It was an inspired choice, that shot, truly magnificent. We enjoyed high fiving with you at the side of the 18th and managed to paw the old Claret Jug, fair play for coming over. Looking forward to the Masters in April, will watch it on telly. Would be sweet to get a green jacket. Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas. Thanks for the memories, Peter.
David Sullivan : Dublin
Congratulations Padraig on the PGA POY award another great achievement for a great Irishman. 2008 as a massive year for you and I hope 2009 will be as well. Just have a feeling that we might see a green Jacket on your shoulders. Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year
Mike Anderson : Jacksonville, IL
Congratulations, Padriag! I was very pleased to see you win the PGA Player of the Year Award. You have worked very hard and deserve it. I became interested in your career after listening to Dr. Bob Rotella. You and Dr. Bob are both very inpiring and have helped take my golf game to the next level. Furthermore, I have referenced both of you in much of my teaching this past year. All the best, Mike Anderson, PGA Golf Professional.
Larry O'Sullivan : Dublin, Ireland
Hi Padraig, Congratulations on your latest prestigious accolade - US PGA Tour's Player of the Year for 2008! wow what a year 2008 has been for you. You picked up all the awards going!!Brilliant. Irish people everywhere are very proud of your achievements. I hope 2009 will be a great one also, I know you are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that, what a professional approach your's is! Cheers and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - best health and happiness to all your family. Cheers, Larry.
Steve Bowers : Carmel, IN
Padraig congrats on being named the Player of the Year. Being named by your peers as the POY has to rank up there with some of your better accomplishments. I love your demeanor, passion and work ethic and wish you much much more success in the years to come. Sincerely, Steve
Vincent Keller : Glendora CA, USA
Mr. Harrington, Congratulations on being named "Player of the Year". Watching you play is a true pleasure. When I get frustrated during play I reflect on your outstanding attitude. It always helps to keep me focused. Thank you!
Mike Brennan : Mullingar
Hi Padraig, Congratulations on a terrific 2008, and I wish you all the best for 2009. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a great New Year, Mike.
Brendan Tummon : Enniskillen
Well done Padraig you made us all proud this year. I hope you add the Master's and the US open to your major haul, and I think there is a good chance of that happening. I'd love to see you and a Mr. Woods going head to head, well done for winning Europe's top golfer, make next year another special one. Good luck and thanks for the joy you give us.
Gerard Flanagan : Balla Castlebar.Co.Mayo
Hi Padraig, I wouldd like to let you know that I'm one of your biggest fans and a inspiration to all. I am 15 and working very hard on my game to get on tour and maybe one day win a major{or 3}just like yourself. So I wish you the best on your career and hopefully you will continue on winning majors and make Ireland even more proud.
Pearse : Warminster, PA. US
Padraig, thanks for a great memories from the last 2 years (and all that went before). I have followed your career for the past 8 years or so; as an Irishman living in the States it can be frustrating when they show all the American players and little of you but I predicted 5 years ago you would win a major within 2 years - I was off by a couple but boy did you do it in style! All I want for Christmas is a.....green jacket?
In Macfadyen : Didcot, Oxfordshire
Dear Sir, I hope that during this years sports personality awards this year that you will get a mention and at the top of it get the over-seas award. Good luck for the the coming year and get that 3rd one (the Open) good luck ! All the best.
Stephen Halpin : North Wales
As a proud Irishman living on foreign shores, you have given me some truly truly great times. Following u around Birkdale was magic, and the last few holes on Friday, were amazing, until I saw Sunday's finish! Played Birkdale in Sept and standing where you stood on the 17th, albeit without grandstands,there is only one conclusion, THAT WAS SOME SHOT! Ur mental strength is an inspiration. Keep her lit, and thanks for the memories!
Ed Eyan : London
Padraig, Sincerest best wishes to both Caroline & the boys for a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year. My new year wish is that you are once again a MAJOR success (4 please). Fondest regards Ed Eyan.
Corey : Illinois, USA
I just started golfing a little over a year ago and caught your "Playing lessons with the Pros" on the golf channel. You are such a down to earth person and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. You are a phenomenal player and I enjoyed watching you clinch your second Claret jug. Golf needs more people like you, while they take the game seriously, have a great bit fun. It makes people like me want to keep playing. Thanks again for bringing what you do to golf and inspiring others. I will enjoy watching you win further majors. All the best, Corey
Paul : Tramore
Well done for 2008, I always new you would make a multi Major winner, got great enjoyment watching the Open 07 as well loved when Patrick ran over to you, my own partner was pregnant at the time we have a lovely girl now.
Karl Flynn : Gorey, Co. Wexford
Well done Padraig! To be honest the writing has been on the wall for a few years now, so it doesn't come as a surprise to me that you are now a multiple Major winner. Your work ethic, dedication and focus are an inspiration.
Bill Cleary : London
Hi Padraig, Would just like to say that I and a lot of irish people all over the world are very proud of your achivments.You have put us back on the world map, togeather with Darren, Paul and young Rory, Irish golf is in good hands for many years to come, good luck god bless and keep those victories coming, Billy
Liam O'Connor : Chicago
Hi Padraig, I left Ireland 24 years ago for the states. I have watched your career over the years. I willed every putt in the hole and felt the pain when they slid by. My two young sons are now proud fans as well. Thank you for being the perfect role model for two young Irish Americans.
Danny Storton : Hertfordshire, UK
Hi Padraig, I watched the British Open, you did great in those conditions. I saw the wood you hit from well far and watched it trickle past the hole, that was the best shot I have seen, it must have felt great. I am a 20 h/c and it is rising I am going to practice over the winter and have a few more lessons so I can cream my woods like that.
Jonathan Crickmore : Southport
Dear Padraig, You are a credit to the U.K. & to the game of golf in the way you conduct yourslef on & off the course. My 12 year old son has a great admiration for you as a golfer and I am pleased to say that I approve of his choice of role model, Jon.
Tony Stephenson : Ainsdale, UK
Hi Padrig, new web site is great you have had a great year and well deserved made up you stayed with Wilson Staff play well next year and Merry Xmas & New Year to you and your family with respect from The Plumber
Michael Wall : Bunmahon Co. Waterford Ireland.
Hi Padraig, As Captin of the Gold Coast Golf Club in Dungarvan Co;Waterford in 2008 I would like to thank you for you much for the items you sent to us through David Hayes PGA profecinal at Dungarvan Golf Club for our charity auction this year. We donated approx 20k to a number of local charaties and without your support this would not have been possible. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a wonderfull season and wish you, your family,and all of you team all the best for the future.
Patrick McLaughlin : Buncrana Co.Donegal
Hi Padraig, I have followed you since your amateur days and always had the belief that you could be the best Irish golfer and after the last couple of years there is no doubt about that, I am very proud of what you have done, I think you should be number 2 in the world if not number 1, I sincerely hope that you win more majors as I think you have the best focus down the stretch. I wish your family all the best for 09.
Brendan Nicholson : London
Congratulations to Padraig for a fantastic career and for making all Irish people feel so proud. I can't wait for next years Majors. Also many congratulations on the new website which is excellent.
Isobel Kirkus : County Kildare, Ireland
Dear Padraig, On behalf of the children's charity Barretstown thank you for your generous donation of a signed pin flag for a charity auction we held recently. The flag fetched over £1000, a fantastic amount. As you may know, Barretstown exists to improve the quality of life for children with cancer. The medical community worldwide recognises our programme as an important part of a child’s recovery process from cancer. However it’s the letters from our campers and their families which really show the impact a stay at Barretstown has on a child: “You have improved my hopes and dreams for the future and I know you’re doing the same for so many other children. Barretstown showed me to live life to the fullest, to always be happy and that we are all unique in our own way. I hope to come back as a volunteer one day and make kids smile like all you did for us!” Camper, aged 16. Based in County Kildare, Barretstown helps around 1,600 children and family members each year from Ireland and 21 European countries. To say that what happens at Barretstown is magic is no exaggeration and, because of your support, a little more of that magic will be possible. On behalf of all of us here at Barretstown, thank you. With very best wishes, Isobel Kirkus, Barretstown.
Willie Coughlan : Wicklow
Well done Padraig on a magnificent year, you deserve all the honours and plaudits,you work so hard, proud of you.
Pat Killeen : Claremorris
Hi Padraig Congrats on a fantastic year and enjoy the well deserved break. The new web-site looks great. I look forward to the regular updates. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas to you, Caroline and the boys
Mags : Co. Limerick
Just wanted to thank you for all the enjoyment in watching your success over the past year and to congratulate you on doing so well. we are all very proud of you and I want to also say that it is good to see that you have remained down to earth as always and you always have a smile and a hello as seen by me at adare this year. wishing you all the best for the race to dubai and hope you Caroline and the boys have a peaceful, happy and healthy Christmas and New year. Regards Mags
Bob Beebee : Torrance, California
Congrats on your sensational year.We hope to see you at the Tiger tourney this year. Every year we look forward to getting a picture with you.You are always approachable and very friendly with your fans.Thanks for being one of the good guys in the golf world.
Patrick Harrington : Portland, OR USA
As an Irish American (and part of a large clan of related Harrington's in Oregon) we watched along with all of your golfing fans world-wide your wonderful and amazing accomplishments in 2008 that bettered even your world-class achievements in 2007. Your grace & execution under pressure, and your determination & will to overcome the stiff challenges of the competition, the weather and the courses was masterful and thrilling to see. It must feel immensely rewarding to realize such lofty personal and professional goals. Keep the momentum going in 2009, and we'll all be rooting for yet another major (or two)!
Patrick Dougherty : Philadelphia, Pa
Dear Padraig Just wanted to congratulate you on your success this year. I am so proud of you as an Irish American. My mom was born in county Mayo, and I have many cousins in England and Ireland. Most of all, Padraig I appreciate the humility that you show on the golf course and I'm sure in your life. It is so refreshing to see this quality in a professional like yourself May God continue to bless you and your family. Good luck in the U.S. open at Bethpage in 2009. Sincerely, Patrick Dougherty
Melvin Chua : Singapore
Hi Mr. Harrington, it was indeed a pleasure watching you play on the final day of the Barclays Singapore Open. Your composure, attitude, and calmness on the golf course is an exemplary example to all golfers. I wish you all the best for 2009, and hoped to enjoy seeing more sterling performances from you in the coming year. Meanwhile, enjoy your well-deserved break.
Morgan O' Reilly : Carlow, Ireland
Hi Padraig hard luck on Sunday had the alarm set for 4am I knew you would be in contention and by was I glad I got up very exciting golf for 5 hours!!!. I’m sure you will not let the disappointment of not winning ruin your amazing year and I look forward to seeing you keep the Paddy slam going at the masters in April. Thanks for a wonderful year
Julian Ings-Chambers : Singapore
Padraig - very sorry to see you just miss out over the weekend and had been hoping our Pro - Am victory would be a kindly portent for you! Thank you very much for the Royal Birkdale flag which made its way to me and is with the framers currently. Best wishes for 2009 and beyond. Julian
KP Ling : Singapore
Hello Mr Harrington. Greetings from Singapore! I want to congratulate you on your fine showing at Barclays Singapore Open. I had the honour of carrying the score board in your 1st round flight and what an experience it was watching you up close. I was truly impressed by your technique, your composure, your course management etc. I look forward to seeing you in next year's tournament. Also thank you for autographing for me.
Seamus Hanley : Shannon, Ireland
I have admired your fighting spirit for many years now and am priveledged to have been present for your Irish Open victory in Adare, your great victory in Carnoustie and your magnificient finish in Royal Birkdale. Indeed I feel that I must go to Turnberry to keep the momentum going - for both of us!!. I have been in Valderrama in 2007 and 2008 where the weather did you no favours. I dont believe you are appreciated sufficiently in this country for your magnificient achievements. You are a great sporting ambassador for us and a role model for any sporting youngster. Keep it going and the best of luck to you.
Barry Collingwood : Captain, Gorleston Golf Club, UK
Padraig, Congratulations on winning the Open and the U.S.P.G.A. this year. I would like to thank you for the two signed editions of your book which I received from Tom Burn, who is a member at our club. The first was auctioned on behalf of the Ashley Downs school for disadvantaged children in Lowestoft and raised £100, the second was auctioned at my charity day for Palliative Care East which is a project to be attached to our hospital in Gorleston and also raised £100. This is just to say a big thank you and to tell you how I disposed of the booke and how much was raised. Have a Happy Christmas and a great New Year. Sincerely, Barry Collingwood.
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin, Ireland
Unlucky today Padraig just missing out on the Singapore open But still a fantastic year with 2 majors
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin, Ireland
Unlucky today Padraig just missing out on the Singapore open But still a fantastic year with 2 majors
Albert McCausland : Aventura, FL, USA
Congratulations on your Majors victories and keep on working hard on your envious profession because you will get to be #1!!! You have all the talent necessary. Well done, Paddy! Al
Govert Van Ek : Singapore
I enjoyed watching you play in S'pore. It became clear you are the product of a humble and supportive family background, fiercely determined personality, very hard worker and have developed a stellar belief in yourself, fueled in stages by successes. This resulted in your giant overall success, well done. I wish I had had the early maturity to have done it, but, I developed mentally so late (must be 15 years behind you)! Yet, same qualities are in me deep! Thanks for the example, very inspiring, well done again. I am teaching my 4 yr old son already and it is all in the mind. Govert (age 41 handicap 6).
Tom Dawson : West Palm Beach FL. / Carlow Ireland
I very much enjoy checking in on your website and am very proud of you representing our homeland in such a gracious and successful way. I was born in Ireland and left when I was 19 and now 33, am currently serving in the US military here in FL. I say that because as I play and watch golf with my fellow shipmates I fly the tricolor on high and you come out on top. Good luck with 2009 and I'm sure you will make us proud. Tom
Colm G. Connolly : Leeds, UK
A great year of enjoyment I have had by seeing you develop that phenomenol talent which is your golf game. You have really given so much pleasure to golfers all over the world. Keep up the hard work and never let the ambition subside. Myself and my wife look forward to Dunhill links every year to see you impress us with great golf. Best regards, Colm.
David Roban : Dublin, Ireland
Hi Padraig, I have to say that all these Major wins in the last few years stand up and surpass anything I've ever seen as an irish person. Euro 88 was great, Italia 90 better, versus Italy 1994 etc, Galway 2 in a row in 87 and 88 where I had relatives playing, and United 99 and 2008 Champions League.... I remember you coming off at the 18th at brookline in 99 shook by the stress and strain of it all, and in comparison after The Open 2008 and PGA 2008 it was like a different person. The way you've grown as a sportsman is incredible and I remember thinking coming down the stretch at the PGA, "Padraig has them", a line usually reserved for a certain Mr. Woods. You're the greatest sportsperson this Country has had, and that's saying something coming from a guy who would watch anything! Congrats again Padraig, and I can't wait to see you and Tiger down the stretch at a masters in the next few years! p.s can I have that 5 wood.....
Kay McEnery : Carlow, Ireland
Hi Padraig Love the new website it is so quick and easy to use. Congratulations on your great year. I wish you all the best for the coming season and can hardly wait for the Maasters. Hope you have a good rest and recharge over the Christmas holidays.
Ray Byrne : Sidcup London Kent
Dear Padraig, Wondefull year you gave pleasure to millions. Great new website. Looking forward to your continued sucess. I am from Rathfarnham you give me such a sence of pride thank you for that. Ray Byrne
Kevin Cummins : Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
I am very impressed by the presentation of your new website, I am currently teaching my son to play golf and he is a big fan. Well done on a very successful 2008 season and the best of luck with the new season. I work in the movie business which allows me to travel a lot, so I get to a number of tournemnts in the US and Europe each year, it has been a pleasure to watch your successful progress over the last number of years.
John Kelly : Dublin, Ireland
Just like to say how much I love the look of the new site! Very retro! Best of luck in your pursuit of the paddy slam!
Brian Maher : Dublin, Ireland
Padraig, Congratulations on a stellar year in 2008. I was thrilled to see you defend the Open, having follwed you in the wind & rain on Thursday at Birkdale. What a joy to see you 'hunt down' Sergio & Ben Curtis to win at Oakland Hills as well, becoming the first European to win 2 majors in one year ! I've no doubt that you will win Golfer of the Year on both the PGA Tour & European Tour this month, to cap an inspirational season. Best of luck in China & Singapore over the coming weeks...and Bring on Augusta in April !
Alan Leamy : Dublin
Padraig, Simply put "congratulations on a fantastic year". Your determination and your philosophy on how you play the game are an inspiration. Watching the last day of each of your major wins this year were the highlights of my year so cheers! Good luck for the upcoming season.
Chip Albers : New York, USA
Padriag, Well done with the golf this year and to whom ever has up graded the web site. I'd like to thank you for signing all my gear at Ridgewood. The Oakland Hills Flags have just returned from the framers and are going to be hung tomorrow, one in my office and one in my favorite pub "Murphy's". I also am very proud of having a championship hat from each of your three majors also graciously signed by the champion golfer of the year. You have been an inspiration the way you have strived and handled yourself !!! Again, well done, Chip Albers
Briain Healy : Rathfarnham, Dublin
Padraig Fantastic year - 'never to be forgotten'. Many many congratulations. Best wishes for 2009.
Padraig Gleeson : Ningbo Zhejinag China
Best of luck for HSBC Golf event in Shanghai People's Republic of China next weekend 6-9 of November 2008. Well done with British Open win last July 2008.
Andrew Parkinson : Dublin
Love the new website Padraig much more informative. Lets hope for a good final round of golf at Valderrama so you can win the Volvo Masters and the Order of Merit. Good luck Paddy!!!
Mark Cavanaugh : Boston, USA
Padraig: Your philosophy of kaizen (constant gradual improvement) obviously works as shown by your relentless pursuit and success in the Majors. The victories and graciousness to your fellow competitors demonstrates what a true champion should be. You're the most popular european golfer in the US and deseveringly so. Good luck in the Masters & US Open. Best wishes to you and your family.
Will Chapman : Norfolk, UK
Hi Padraig I just wanted to tell you how brilliant you are! I know that you've probably heard that so much but you really are. I was following you at the Open and I really admire your playing style. I would like to say I'm similar but not quite as good! I play a lot of links golf and I don't think that people realise how difficult it is and how difficult it was at the Open. Congratulations and good luck for the future I will be watching, and i do believe that you can be world number one! Will Chapman age 16
Ciaran McGettigan : Ireland
Love the new website, much more user friendly and informative. Keep up the good work and fingers crossed for you in Valderama. Long time fan
Christy Smyth : Headfort Golf Club
Fantastic Year,Congratulations. Hope an other Major or 2 is on the cards next year.I know you have built your year around Wining the Majors,but I would love to see you win some run of the mill Events.I have never seen anyone ( except Tiger) look so focused on the last 9 in your 2 Majors this year.I met you in Baltray many years ago with Bobby Kinsella.
Brandon Grecco : Wake Forest, NC
Congratulations on a great year! I have enjoyed watching you play and it's refreshing to see someone step up and take the reigns of major championships!
Francis Reilly : Milan
That is an improvement !! Nice website....and will get better if kept updated with news on a regular basis. Best wishes to Padraig and all his staff
Paul Smith : Dublin, Ireland
Hi Padraig, I would like to say what a great pleasure it has been watching you play this year. You are a credit to the sport of golf, thank you.