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Padraig Harrington |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/31/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170
College: Ireland

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Padraig Harrington reached the midpoint of the Sanderson Farms Championship in 5-under-par 70-69=139 and sits five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
David Toms is on top and Lucas Glover is one stroke lower than Harrington. All major champions and all contending at the Country Club of Jackson. The Irishman has hit 26 greens in regulation and poured in eight birdies, four in each round. Three bogeys have done little to shatter his confidence considering he went just 7-for-16 in 2013-14 with only two top-45 finishes. Toms is arguably the only viable fantasy option, so just enjoy these guys turning back the clock for one weekend. Nov 7 - 1:11 PM

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Padraig Harrington kicks off his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The Irishman finished a distant 188th in the 2013-14 FedExCup standings, thus the need for the exemption. He's made his last four cuts on the European Tour, so perhaps he's beginning to round into form. His only trip to Las Vegas for this event came in 2005 when he tied for 39th.
Oct 13 - 9:07 PM

Padraig Harrington shot a 2-under-par 38-32=70 in his second round of the Barracuda Championship, but it was worth seven points.

Ah, the beauty of Modified Stableford scoring. Harrington squared two double bogeys -- it's the worse any golfer can pencil in this week -- while picking off an eagle and four birdies. Tacked onto his 10-point opener and the Irishman has 17 at the midpoint, nine back of the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He arrived in Reno ranked 189th in the FedExCup standings and 186th in earnings, so he needs a huge push over these last three weeks to secure status for 2014-15. Harrington ranks 36th all-time, so his last resort would be a burn a career earnings exemption, but he's only 42 years of age. No doubt he'll be strapped in for the Tour Finals if he finds himself in that series later this month.
Aug 1 - 8:26 PM

Padraig Harrington returns to Royal Liverpool for The Open Championship.

The Irishman missed the cut here in 2006 immediately before he went on a run of winning back-to-back Claret Jugs. He hasn't cracked the top 35 since those wins, so it's inaccurate to refer to him as a horse for links layouts, but his recent form is encouraging. He tied for 14th in The Irish Open and shared 27th in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open with a MC at the Alstom Open de France mixed in. He could be a sneaky play in deeper formats.
Jul 16 - 12:26 PM

Padraig Harrington backed up his opening 68 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 3-under-par 35-32=67 to post 5-under 135, coming to rest seven strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It's always encouraging when a guy that hasn't made any noise finds a groove where he's done so before. In his second round at TPC Southwind, he went 6-for-6 in scrambling but three-putted the par-3 fourth green from 22'7" for bogey. Otherwise, he rode the shoulders of four short-range birdies to secure his second red number. Harrington opened his last start on the PGA TOUR (Byron Nelson) with three rounds in the 60s before closing with a 74 to finish T22. Since, he made the cut at the BMW PGA Championship, but didn't factor.
Jun 7 - 1:47 PM

Padraig Harrington opened the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 2-under-par 36-32=68, good for very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

He went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee today. Lift, clean and place in preferred lies is in play today with the threat of inclement weather this afternoon, not that that mattered much to Harrington. He landed only nine greens in regulation, but limited the damage to two early bogeys (Nos. 11 and 12), the first via a three-putt from just inside 16 feet on the par 3. Elsewhere, he circled four birdies, including three straight immediately after the turn. Two of his birdies on the day stretched just outside 11 feet, but the highlight of the round was an 11-yard hole-out from in front of the green at 1. Harrington has a decent record at TPC Southwind and he's coming off his only top 25 on the PGA TOUR in nearly one year, so it's not terribly surprising that he capitalized today despite his long-term fade.
Jun 5 - 12:49 PM

Padraig Harrington coasted to a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

The Irishman squared just one bogey in his third trip around Las Colinas this week. He stood over 14 par-breaker opportunities and converted on five of them. Most notable was his 11'3" birdie putt on the par-3 13th hole. Harrington sits at 8-under 202 after three rounds and is great position to secure his first top 10 of the year.
May 17 - 5:42 PM

Padraig Harrington has opened the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a pair of 2-under-par 68s.

The early action at TPC Four Seasons-Las Colinas suggests a time warp. First, Mike Weir races out to share the 36-hole clubhouse lead, and now Harrington sits just two strokes in arrears. In fact, this is the first time that the Irishman has connected rounds in the 60s on the PGA TOUR since opening 66-66 at the Travelers Championship last June. Alas, he'd fade to finish T72. Today in Texas, he went 6-for-7 in scrambling with a double-bogey 6 at the third hole. But Harrington compensated with four birdies, the longest measuring 38'10" at the ninth hole. He walked off 18 with a clutch par conversion from 15'4" after finding water off the tee.
May 16 - 3:20 PM

Padraig Harrington will return to a favorable venue at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Irishman touts a solid record at Quail Hollow Club with two top 10s to his name (2010, 2011). Unfortunately, we have yet to see a spark out of Harrington during the 2014 campaign. He is 4-for-9 on the year and holds zero top 25s on his resume. Given his history at Quail Hollow, this could be the week he grabs his first top 25 of the season.
Apr 29 - 11:36 AM

Padraig Harrington enters the Shell Houston Open with one last chance to qualify for the 2014 Masters.

Harrington ranks 189th in the FedExCup standings, and his last major championship win came in 2008. That means his five-year window for a Masters ticket ran out last year. His only chance at driving down Magnolia Lane next week is to win at the Golf Club of Houston. He's never missed the cut here in seven tries, with a T8 in 2011 his best effort.
Apr 1 - 10:09 PM

Padraig Harrington knows how to take it low at the Copperhead Course, returning to the Valspar Championship for another navigation.

The Irishman fired a 10-under 61 in the opening round in 2012, and with that owns the course record. He didn't break par the rest of the week, tying for 20th. In three starts, he has a T8 and a missed cut on his other two ventures to Innisbrook Resort. He is currently 188th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 11 - 9:39 PM

Padraig Harrington kicks off his 2013-14 season at this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Irishman opened his 2013 campaign with a T9 in was also his first appearance at TPC Scottsdale, so you can't rule out a little superstition as he eyes another strong start. More recently, he tied for fifth at the Volvo Golf Champions before missing the cut in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago. Now 42 years of age and exempt only via the top 125 in earnings last season, he's a shell of his former stud status. While perennially exempt into the season's last two majors thanks to victories in each, he's on the outside looking in on the first two for the first time since 1999. He's currently 130th in the Official World Golf Ranking, so he has some work to do short of picking off a win. His last title on the PGA TOUR was the PGA Championship in 2008.
Jan 27 - 7:11 PM

Padraig Harrington is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR for 2013-14 by finishing inside the top 125 on the money list in 2013.

Typically this isn't noteworthy, as the top 125 in the money is traditionally exempt, but with the growing spotlight on the FedExCup standings this proved to be more of an exception than a rule. Most indicators for status and reshuffles are now based on FEC points, and money has proven to be irrelevant. For example, the 126-150 conditional category uses only the FEC standings, with no clause for money. Harrington hasn't played in the United States since the Wyndham Championship, but has made five European Tour starts since then. His T27 at the BMW Masters was his best showing during that run. Given his recent form and the fact that he isn't getting any younger, he seems to be near the end of his rope as a prudent fantasy play.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 02:42:00 PM

Padraig Harrington already owns one Wanamaker Trophy and is chasing his fourth major championship win at the PGA Championship this week.

Harrington outlasted Sergio Garcia at Oakland Hills for the win in 2008, immediately after the Irishman won the Claret Jug. This season hasn’t gone all that well for Harrington, and he actually has a little work to do if he hopes to earn a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. He’s currently 128th in the standings.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Padraig Harrington chased his opening 66 at the Travelers Championship with another in his second round to reach the halfway point in 8-under 132 and sit two strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Harrington turned in respective nines of 32 and 34 today en route to another six birdies to match Thursday's total. Four among today's set disappeared from outside 10 feet, including conversions from 20'10", 32 feet and 21'9" at holes 16, 3 and 6, respectively.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 05:24:00 PM