Padraig Harrington

USPGA Championship contenders 2011 - Padraig Harrington

PGA Championship Padraig HarringtonPadraig Harrington is the top Irish Golfer and winner of the British Open in both 2007 and 2008 and is a former USPGA Champion after winning at Oakland Hills in 2008. These victories are Padraig’s Major tournament wins, but he has had 9 other top ten Major finishes, including 5th place at the US Masters earlier in 2008, behind Trevor Immelman.He has had 25 professional victories in an excellent career, but he has been a runner up many other times.

He has finished in the top ten on the European Tour's Order of Merit seven times, including second places in 2001 and 2002 and third places in 2003 and 2004. He eventually won the Order of Merit in 2006. Harrington also won the European Tour Golfer of the Year award last year. Although 5th in the Masters but with only three other top ten finishes, he has yet to get things going at the highest level this year.

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Playing Style

Padraig has spent many years rebuilding his golf swing under the guidance of his coach, Bob Torrance. He now has a swing that looks ideal and he is triking the ball much more cleanly and getting greater distance. His short game has always been top notch and on his day is one of the best mid range putters on the tour.