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Padraig Harrington

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 8/31/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170

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Padraig Harrington finished off his third round of the Valero Texas Open with bogey-6, but otherwise enjoyed a 4-under-par 34-34=68 to post 7-under 209, up 14 on the live leaderboard to T5, and tied for the 54-hole clubhouse lead with three others.
This is just the third appearance for Harrington at TPC San Antonio, posting a T10 on debut in 2013 and a missed cut in 2014 (76-73). He began Moving Day on 3-under (T19) after opening in 70-71, seven adrift of 36-hole leader Brendan Steele. The 44-year-old, who's making his 10th start of the season with a lone top 10 at the Hyundai TOC (T6), split 10 (of 14) fairways and managed 10 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.400 putts per GIR. He circled four the conventional way from inside of five feet, but rolled in two from between 12 and 16 feet, and added a hole-out for birdie-3 at the 10th from 11 yards away. Harrington squared three, all on failed scrambles. Apr 23 - 4:46 PM

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Padraig Harrington knows that Delhi GC will provide a tough test when he pegs it up in this week's Hero Indian Open.

The winning score last year was 7-under and, ahead of the event, Harrington told, "It is difficult off the tees. You get the ball going the wrong way and it might end up into the trees. A lot of intimidating factor off the tees but the goal is conservative off the tees and aggressive attacking the greens. You have to accept that you will make a few mistakes which results in double bogeys but hopefully you make enough birdies to counter that." Harrington hasn't played in India since the Amateur Golf Championship of India in Calcutta in 1992. The three-time major winner has cashed in six of his seven events on the PGA TOUR so far this season, posting T33 in last week's Valspar Championship. His best is a sixth place at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions while he also added a T21 at Pebble Beach.
Mar 16 - 10:36 AM

Defending champ Padraig Harrington bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in round two of The Honda Classic to post 1-over 141, up 55 spots on the live leaderboard to T27.

Harrington was a WD from the Wednesday pro-am and it was reported that he was receiving treatment on his back. He did make the start -- his eighth overall -- and opened his second Honda defense (2005 winner) in 3-over 73 (two birdies, three bogeys and a double). The 44-year-old began his second frame off No. 10 tee and looked destined for an early exit with bogey-5 on 10 and double on the par-4 11th. He played those same two holes in R1 in double-bogey, bogey. The reigning champ rebounded with birdies at Nos. 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18. Three of those traveled between 13 and 19 feet and he added a chip-in birdie-2 at the 15th to turn 2-under. Two more circles at three and four were erased with squares at seven and nine (failed scrambles) to complete his scoring.
Feb 26 - 5:29 PM

Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from the Honda Classic pro-am, but is still a go for the main event.

Brian Wacker of reported the news via Twitter by announcing "Padraig Harrington a WD from today's pro-am. Getting back worked on." It's pivotal to note this is just the pro-am, and Harrington is still in the field for the main event this week. Regardless, Harrington's win here last year was completely out of the blue. For anyone holding onto hope that he repeats, this might be a good chance to cut bait and run.
Feb 24 - 10:18 AM

Defending champ Padraig Harrington returns for his eighth playing of The Honda Classic and defends his Honda title for a second time.

Harrington ended a near seven-year winless drought when he won the Honda (as a 200/1 long shot) for a second time last year. Although the first was at a previous venue (CC at Mirasol), both wins were ultimately settled in playoffs. Of his six career wins on TOUR, the 2005 Honda was his first, and the 2015 Honda his most recent. In last year's weather-plagued edition -- which went to a Monday finish -- the Irishman erased a three-stroke deficit in the final round before eliminating then-rookie Daniel Berger on the second hole of sudden death. At 43 years, 6 months, 2 days, he became the tournament's oldest winner and was playing on a sponsor exemption. Harrington is 5-for-6 this season and ranks 92nd in the FedExCup standings.
Feb 23 - 11:16 PM

Padraig Harrington painted a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-34=67 in today's final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to wrap his debut at 17-under 275, T6 on the leaderboard with play still in progress.

Similar to his playoff win at The Honda Classic way back in March, Harrington's showing this week came out of nowhere. Although a five-time winner on TOUR prior to the Honda, this was his first visit to Maui and it turned out to be the right one. The 44-year-old entered this week without a top 10 since his title at PGA National and after opening in 70-67-70, began his finale frame on 11-under (T12). On his round, he found nine (of 15) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, converting on six chances. All six came from inside five feet. The Irishman's week totals show 20 birdies, one eagle and five bogeys. At last check, he ranked seventh in the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green and 17th in strokes gained: putting.
Jan 10 - 9:20 PM

Padraig Harrington returns to action with a bang, signing for a 3-under-par 35-35=70 during round one of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The Irishman is making his first start since going under the knife at the end of November to clean up a torn meniscus in his right knee. Harrington had no course history entering the week but played four practice rounds to wet his whistle before the main event. Gamers shouldn't get carried away with Paddy moving forward, but they can at least drop him off their injury watch lists.
Jan 7 - 8:38 PM

Padraig Harrington will test his newly repaired right knee at this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The Irishman went under the knife on November 26th and returns for his first taste of tournament golf since then. It was a very minor procedure, but good news that he was able to clear it up and get himself fit. Harrington hoisted the hardware at the 2015 Honda Classic to earn his ticket to Maui this week. Considering this victory was his only finish inside the top 10 over the past two seasons, gamers can look elsewhere this week when filling out their rosters.
Jan 6 - 3:08 PM

Padraig Harrington seems to be faring nicely after having planned surgery on his right knee on Nov. 26.

The Irishman played through a torn meniscus this fall. In fact, he competed in five consecutive weeks in as many countries, culminating his run with a T56 at the CIMB Classic. On Nov. 30, he complemented a photo on Twitter (that you can view at the link below) with the following caption: "Knee op recovery is going great, I could already play if I had to. It helps to have a cryotherapy unit in your garage." The 44-year-old is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR through 2016-17 for winning The Honda Classic earlier this year. He hasn't offered a timetable for his return to competition, but his fantasy value remains low.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Padraig Harrington was T11 when the British Masters was last held over the Marquess course at Woburn and he'll try his luck there again this year.

That finish came back in 2002, his best result in four starts in the tournament which is returning to the European Tour after falling off the schedule in 2008. Harrington, who is one of five major winners taking part at the tree-lined English venue this week, won the Honda Classic on the PGA TOUR back in March but has posted just one top 30 in 10 starts on the European Tour this year. The Irishman admits he's battling a knee injury and missed the cut in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after rounds of 75-69-71.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Despite still being troubled by a knee problem, Padraig Harrington will play in his 15th straight Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week.

Harrington has won the prestigious event twice (2002 and 2006), made the top 10 on another four occasions and missed the cut for the only time way back in 2004. It's not a surprise, therefore, that he wants to take his chances again and keep his record of having played in every edition of the pro-am event. The torn meniscus in his right knee didn't stop the three-time major winner finishing a respectable T33 in last week's Italian Open so gamers may feel he's worth the risk here on linksland he knows so well. Harrington played well on his last trip to St. Andrews when posting T20 at the Open Championship and, of course, he lifted the first of his two Claret Jugs at Carnoustie which is one of the other courses being used this week.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 05:01:00 AM

Padraig Harrington submitted a 2-under-par 35-35=70 for his opening round of the Open d'Italia.

This was the Irishman's first live action since revealing that he's going to be playing through a torn meniscus in his right knee. Today at Golf Club Milano, Harrington split only five (of 14) fairways and hit 10 greens in regulation, but he covered three bogeys and an eagle-3 and a trio of birdies. He's seven strokes off the overnight lead and in a share of 57th place.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Padraig Harrington is scheduled to compete in next wee's Italian Open.

If this sounds like a mistake, it isn't. It was a week ago today when we relayed his message on Twitter stating that he has a torn meniscus in his right knee. In what could be classified as the latest misinterpretation given the microblogging platform's limitation for a singular entry, Harrington chased it the following day, writing, "Just to clear things up, I intend to play over the next couple of months. I have to manage the injury in my right knee until the winter break." It's good news for full-season gamers in Europe, but expectations must be tempered as he plays out the year.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 08:45:00 PM

Padraig Harrington alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's going to be out of commission for several months with a knee injury.

The Irishman wrote, "I've had my MRI on my injure right knee. I've a tear in the meniscus. 3 months of managing it in the gym and then a winter op." He didn't specify how long he expects to be sidelined after surgery, but at 44 years of age, it'll probably be a little longer than if he were in his prime. Harrington finished the PGA TOUR season at 103rd in the FedExCup standings. He fully exempt through 2016-17 for winning The Honda Classic this past winter. He's currently 124th in the Race to Dubai standings, but that's only relevant to explain why he won't be missing anything on the European Tour while he recovers.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Padraig Harrington will play with fellow former champions Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship.

Harrington (2008 winner), Mickelson (2005) and Dufner (2013) tee off from the 10th at 8:15am on Thursday morning. The Irishman admits he's troubled by a knee problem suffered whilst playing tennis with his children but insists it won't stop him taking part. The three-time major winner will be contesting his 16th PGA but, apart from his victory at Oakland Hills seven years ago, he owns just one other top 10 (T10 at Hazeltine in 2009). At this week's venue, Whistling Straits, he posted T45 in 2004 and missed the cut in 2010. He's a sporadic presence on leaderboards these days but won his first event since the 2008 PGA when capturing this year's Honda Classic in March and also briefly held the lead in the third round of this year's Open before falling back to T20.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 07:30:00 AM