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Padraig Harrington Biography & Wiki 2017
Padraig P. Harrington was born on 31 August 1971, in Dublin, Ireland, and is a professional golfer, best known for playing on the PGA and European Tours. He’s won three major championships including the PGA Championship and two Open Championships. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Padraig Harrington? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through success in professional golf. He spent over 300 weeks in the Official World Golf Ranking’s top10 – jhis highest career ranking was third in the world. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Padraig Harrington Net Worth $40 million
Padraig attended Colaiste Eanna and as he was growing up, his family sparked his interest in golf. He developed his skills and had a very successful amateur career. He won a Walker Cup, and during that year turned professional.
In 1996 Harrington joined the European Tour, getting into the professional scene late since he focused on studying accountancy first. He won the 1996 Peugeot Spanish Open, and during the next few years, he placed second consistently in various tournaments, but won the 1998 Irish PGA Championship which led him to make a Ryder Cup debut the following year. In 2000, he got two European Tour wins at the Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open and the BBVA Open Turespana Masters Comunidad de Madrid. 2002 continued to be a successful year for Harrington in the European Tour; he won the Dunhill Links Championship and got nine top ten finishes, ending with a second place finish on the Order of Merit, and appeared in the 2002 Ryder Cup thanks to his achievements. In 2003 he won the BMW Asian Open, and was invited to the Target World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods. This marked his first win in the United States and he also won the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe.
In 2004, Padraig won the Omega Hong Kong Open and the Linde German Masters. This was his fourth consecutive year in which he ended in the top 5 in the world. He qualified once again for the 2004 Ryder Cup, then the following year joined the PGA Tour. He played less on the European Tour, but won the 2006 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. This was a prelude for his Open Championship Success. In 2007, he won The Irish Open, becoming the first home winner of the Open in 25 years.
Harrington won his first PGA Tour Championship at the Honda Classic. He then won the Barclays classic, but withdrew from the Open Championship due to his father passing away. In the 2007 Open Championship, he would become the first Irishman to win in 60 years. He successfully defended his title the following year, and would win the PGA Championship just three weeks after that, becoming the first person from Ireland to win it, which secured his position as the number one player in Europe. 2009 would be a bad year for him as he had his first winless year in a decade. His next win would be at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia. In 2012, he won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, and won the Honda Classic three years later. One of his latest endeavors is representing Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
For his personal life, it is known that Padraig married Caroline in 1997, and they have two children. He has undergone laser eye surgery to improve his game. Harrington does charity work too, becoming a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. He is also a patron of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF), ever since his father passed away from the disease.
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Padraig Harrington Quick Facts
|Birth date:||August 31, 1971|
|Birth place:||Dublin, Ireland|
|Education:||Dublin Business, School Coláiste Éanna|
|Children:||Ciarán Harrington, Patrick Harrington|
|Parents:||Paddy Harrington, Breda Harrington|
|Siblings:||Tadhg Harrington, Fintan Harrington, Feargal Harrington, Columb Harrington|
Padraig Harrington Interesting Facts
|1||Golf Statistics: Open Champion (2007); Open Champion (2008); USPGA Champion (2008); European Tour Golfer of the Year (2007); European Tour Golfer of the Year (2008); PGA Tour Player of the Year (2008).|
|2||Son Patrick was born in 2003.|
|3||He and his wife Caroline welcomed their second child, a boy named Ciaran on November 24, 2007.|
|4||As an amateur golfer he won The Walker Cup at Royal Porthcawl in 1995.|
Padraig Harrington Filmography
|From Tee to Green: The Story of Irish Golf||2014||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Cut Line||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Breakfast||2011||TV Series||Himself - Golfer|
|HSBC Champions World Golf Championships Preview||2010||Himself|
|Pardon the Interruption||2009-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|The 9th Meteor Ireland Music Awards||2009||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|Saturday Night with Miriam||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|The Late Late Show||2004||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Rome Is Burning||2008||TV Series||Himself|