Born in Dublin Padraig is a proud family man married to Caroline with two children Patrick and Ciaran. As a three time major champion, Padraig is one of the world’s top golfers and his playing record speaks for itself. Following a very successful amateur career, including winning the Walker Cup in 1995 at Royal Porthcawl in one of his three Walker Cup appearances, he turned professional in September 1995.
|Name : Padraig Harrington|
|Born : Dublin, Ireland|
|D.O.B : 31.08.71|
|Sound : Rushing Water|
|Colour : Don’t have one|
|Golf Course : Royal Portrush, Augusta National|
|Book : Being Happy by Alan Matthews|
|Movie : Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption|
|Food : Ice cream, Garlic Prawns, Penne Arrabiatta|
|City : Europe – Cologne in Germany. USA – Charlotte in North Carolina|
|Drink : Coca-Cola|
|Place : Home|
|Gadget : Mobile Phone, Launch Monitor|
|Quote : Be yourself|
|Music : Rock music|
|Portugal Masters 2016|
|The Honda Classic 2015|
|BANK BRI Indonesia Open 2014|
|US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2008|
|137th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2008|
|136th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2007|
|Irish Open 2007|
|Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2006|
|Linde German Masters 2004|
|Omega Hong Kong Open 2004|
|Deutsche Bank – SAP Open TPC of Europe 2003|
|BMW Asian Open 2003|
|Dunhill Links Championship 2002|
|Volvo Masters Andalucia 2001|
|BBVA Open Turespaña Masters 2000|
|Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open 2000|
|Peugeot Spanish Open 1996|
|2010 Iskandar Johor Open|
|2006 Dunlop Phoenix, Japan|
|2006 Dunlop Phoenix, Japan|
|2005 Barclays Classic|
|2005 The Honda Classic|
|2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf|
|2008 Hassan II Trophy (Mor)|
|1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Irish PGA Championship|
|2002 Target World Challenge|
|RYDER CUP – (6 appearances) 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010|
|DUNHILL CUP – (5 appearances) 1996 – 2000|
|WORLD CUP – (11 appearances) 1996 – 2006 (winner in 1997 (with Paul McGinley))|
Following a successful amateur career, including winning the Walker Cup in 1995 at Royal Porthcawl in one of his three Walker Cup appearances, Padraig turned professional in September 1995 and immediately secured his European Tour card, shortly before gaining his maiden tour victory at the 1996 Spanish Open after only 10 events as a professional.
In 1999 he fulfilled one of his career ambitions, qualifying for the European Ryder Cup team, thus beginning an association with the famous trophy that lasted for over 20 years.
After achieving the European number one ranking and securing the Harry Vardon Trophy in 2006, the following year Padraig won the Irish Open at Adare Manor, the first Irishman to win the national title for 25 years, emulating the victory of John O’Leary in 1982. A few months later he became the first European to win a Major Championship since 1999 and the first player from Ireland in 60 years since Fred Daly at Hoylake in 1947 to capture the Claret Jug, when he was victorious at the Open Championship at Carnoustie.
The following year he became the first European since James Braid in 1906 to successfully defend his title, retaining the Open Championship title at Royal Birkdale, becoming only the 16th player to defend The Open and the 24th player to record multiple Open victories. Only three weeks later, Padraig won the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills, Michigan, in the process becoming the first European since Scotland’s Tommy Armour in 1930 to acquire back-to-back Major titles.
The three Major victories in the space of 13 months helped him to reach a career high of third in the World Rankings and earned him the European Tour, PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year awards. In addition, he won the Golf Writers’ trophies on both sides of the Atlantic and the European Tour Shot of the Year.
With a career total of 31 victories around the world, Padraig continues to compete at the elite level and achieved the great distinction of been appointed Captain of the European team for the 2020 Ryder Cup, which took place at Whistling Straits in September. As a player, he was a regular in the side for over a decade, winning on four occasions, and was also a Vice-Captain for three Ryder Cups.
Born in Dublin, Padraig is a proud family man and is married to Caroline with two children, Patrick and Ciaran.