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Padraig Harrington

Professional Golfer

2020 European Ryder Cup Captain

Dublin, IE

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington’s Biography

Padraig Harrington is an Irish professional golfer and 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain who plays on the PGA and European Tours. He has compiled a total of 31 career victories around the world, including three major championships, two Open Championships (2007 and 2008) and the 2008 PGA Championship.

Padraig grew up in Rathfarnham, Dublin, where his journey started at Stackstown Golf Club with his father and four brothers.
Padraig Harrington is an Irish professional golfer and 2020 European Ryder Cup Captain who plays on the PGA and European Tours. He has compiled a total of 31 career victories around the world, including three major championships, two Open Championships (2007 and 2008) and the 2008 PGA Championship.

Padraig grew up in Rathfarnham, Dublin, where his journey started at Stackstown Golf Club with his father and four brothers. He embarked on a successful amateur career, including three Walker Cup appearances, turning professional in September 1995 and recording his first professional victory at the 1996 Spanish Open after only 10 tournaments. He has had a lasting and successful association with the Ryder Cup, having qualified for the European Team in 1999 and being named as captain two decades later.

In 2006, Padraig won the Harry Vardon Trophy by finishing #1 on the European Tour. The following year, he won the Irish Open at Adare Manor, making him the first Irish golfer to hoist the trophy in 25 years. Continuing this trajectory, he picked up the Claret Jug at the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2007, becoming the first Irishman in 60 years to win the major championship.

The following season, Padraig made his mark as the 24th player in history to achieve multiple Open victories, retaining his Open Championship title at Royal Birkdale. Upon winning the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills less than a month later, Padraig took the lead as the first European to win the PGA Championship since 1930.

He went on to reach a career high of third in the World Rankings and was recognised with the European Tour, PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year awards. Padraig also earned the Golf Writers’ trophies in the UK and the US and secured the European Tour Shot of the Year.

Padraig has several charitable interests and is actively involved in raising funds through The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation.

Padraig’s Sponsors & Partners

Clune Construction is a US-based employee-owned construction contractor providing construction management services since 1997 for some of the most respected companies in the world.
Dunnes Stores is an Irish multinational retail chain that sells a wide range of merchandise such as food, household goods and clothes, including the Padraig Harrington Collection.
EyePromise produce eye vitamins to enhance and protect vision for individuals, like Padraig, who rely on their eyesight for high performance.
FootJoy is a golf equipment brand that includes a selection of performance golf shoes and gloves, as used by Padraig.
Horizon Therapeutics is a global biotechnology company motivated by the idea that science and compassion transform lives through their delivery of medicines for the treatment of rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases.
ISPS Handa is a Japanese non-profit organisation that promotes and supports sports events, including blind and disabled golf. In so doing, ISPS Handa hopes to break down barriers and inspire change in the world.
Mutual of Omaha is a financial services and mutual insurance firm. It is a Fortune 500 company and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.
Orreco uses biomarker analysis for professional sports teams and athletes, including Padraig, to optimise performance and accelerate recovery.
Titleist is a leading golf equipment brand, owned by the Acushnet Company. Their range of equipment includes the golf balls that Padraig plays.
Vktry produces carbon-fibre based shoe insoles, designed to assist athletes’ performance, as worn by Padraig.
Wilson Staff is the golfing division of Wilson Sporting Goods. It is a supplier of golf equipment and accessories, including the golf clubs used by Padraig.

Padraig’s Team

Manager
Adrian Mitchell
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Executive
Gilly Adcock
Caddie
Ronan Flood
Sports Psychologist
Dr Bob Rotella
Fitness Coach
Liam Hennessy
Putting Coach
Paul Hurrion
Swing Coach
Peter Cowen

Padraig’s Stats

71.721
Scoring Average
301.5
Driving Distance
1.778
Putting Average
169
2021 FedEx Cup Ranking

Padraig’s Career Highlights

Padraig’s Philanthropy

The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation aims to provide financial assistance to deserving beneficiaries throughout Ireland and the rest of the world.
The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is a registered charity with three main goals – to raise awareness of the symptoms of this type of cancer; to fund essential research into preventing and eradicating the disease; to support individuals and affected families. Padraig is a patron for the OCF.
Make-A-Wish (MAW) helps fulfil the life-changing wishes of children with critical illnesses. Wishes are proven to have physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival and positively impact families and communities. Padraig is a patron for MAW.
Padraig is an R&A Working for Golf Ambassador. As part of its golf development programme, The R&A invests more than £5 million each year to promote golf worldwide, focusing on grassroots initiatives, coaching, public facilities, equipment provision, professional golf, amateur events and student golf.
Special Olympics (SO) is a global movement for inclusion using sport, health and leadership programmes to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop and improve their physical fitness. Padraig is a Golf Ambassador for SO.
The Irish Youth Foundation (IYF) helps support the most at-risk young people across Ireland, focusing their energy and funds on the needs of underrepresented children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Padraig is a patron for the IYF.
Founded by former Irish journalist John O'Shea in response to seeing street children in Kolkata living in poverty, GOAL is a humanitarian charity working within the world's most vulnerable communities. Padraig is a patron for GOAL.

Padraig’s Newsfeed

Q&A: Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington talks to Cameron Morfit of the PGA Tour on the eve of his second appearance on the Champions Tour at the...
11 Oct 2021
Padraig Harrington to Make Champions Tour Debut at Jim Furyk’s Event
Padraig Harrington is set to make his PGA Tour Champions debut at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida.
4 Oct 2021
Padraig Harrington proud of Team Europe despite record defeat in Wisconsin
"Everybody here gave 100 per cent, and pulled together, everybody worked together this week," said European team...
27 Sep 2021

Other Business Interests

Padraig Harrington Design is the Irish professional golfer's course design business. His goal is to design Championship golf courses that both professionals and amateurs can enjoy. Padraig’s latest project is at The Renaissance Club in Scotland, where he acts as Player Consultant alongside golf course architect, Tom Doak.

Padraig’s Career

2005 – Present
Founded in 1968, the PGA TOUR is a non-profit organisation that operates the main professional men’s golf tours played in the United States and North America.
1996 – Present
Founded in 1972, the PGA European Tour operates the elite European Tour, European Senior Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour, which serve as Europe's leading men's professional golf tours.
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PGA Tour Champions
2021 – Present
The PGA Tour Champions is the men's professional senior golf tour, and operates as a branch of the PGA Tour.

Awards & Recognition

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Honorary Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2013
Padraig was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2013 for representing Ireland internationally with his outstanding sporting achievements.
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Honorary Patron, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin
2013
Padraig was named Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin, in 2013.
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James Joyce Award, University College Dublin
2012
Padraig's remarkable sporting achievements made him ‘an inspirational figure in the lives of many young people in Ireland and across the world', motivating his James Joyce Award from the University College Dublin Literary & Historical Society in 2012.
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Honorary Degree, University of St Andrews
2010
Padraig was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of St Andrews in recognition of his contribution to the sport of golf and in acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements.
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Honorary Fellowship, Dublin Business School
2006
In 2006 Padraig was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Dublin Business School, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, recognising the international sporting achievements of their alumni.

Padraig’s Education

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