Tag Archives: Padraig Harrington

Mar
2
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s been a long, arduous road back to the winner’s circle for Padraig Harrington, whose last victory on the PGA Tour came at the 2008 PGA Championship. Similar to the past seven or so years, Harrington’s journey was filled with ups and downs before he closed out Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole to capture the Honda Classic on Monday. 

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Feb
28
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Good news: You didn’t miss a whole lot. Bad news: You didn’t miss a whole lot.

Due to the delays during the first two rounds of the Honda Classic, half the field finished their second round on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, 51 minutes after the third round began, play was suspended at 12:51pm due to a dangerous weather situation (e.g. high winds, torrential rain, thunderstorms in the area, etc.).

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Aug
8
2014

With the exception of Bubba Watson, who “protested” the PGA of America’s reinstatement of the Long Drive Contest, most pros joined in on the fun and gave it their best rip on the par-5 10th during Tuesday’s practice round.

In fact, a few players popped by the 10th tee just to participate in the competition. Take Rory McIlroy, for example. The world no. 1 only played nine holes, but he went out of his way to partake in the festivities, before calling it a day. (He was also knowledgeable about the historical significance of the event.)

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Jan
29
2014
View of the Greenskeeper Outdoor Lounge from across the 18th fairway
Have you heard the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open gets totally cray cray? And that the whole tournament is essentially one massive drunk party?

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Jun
17
2013
By Stephanie Wei under US Open
This one's for you, Dad.

This one’s for you, Dad.

Wow, what a week! The U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club looked like it might turn into a farce at the start of the week, with the record-high rainfall and potential wash-out on Thursday, but in the end, everything worked out and the USGA and course walked away as the biggest winners. In fact, I might go as far to say that it was the best one I’ve seen in the past five years — four of which I covered and one that I spectated.

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May
2
2013
Paddy Power

Paddy Power

Padraig Harrington, one of the most prolific tinkerers in the game, played with a belly putter for the first time in a competitive round at the Wells Fargo Championship. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the best day, shooting an opening 80, which included 32 putts.

While Harrington thinks the anchored stroke should be banned, he’s using the belly putter because he thinks it’s helping him stroke it better. Which is intriguing coming from the three-time major champion and R&A ambassador because it basically strengthens the argument for the USGA and R&A’s looming ban that is expected to be announced later this month.

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Feb
7
2013
Father-son

The Westwoods: Father-son bonding

The first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am kicked off this morning at the three different venues: Pebble Beach Golf Links, SpyGlass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shore Course. Rookie Henrik Norlander is off to a fast start — he’s five-under through 11 at Pebble. Hunter Mahan is five-under through nine holes at Pebble. So is Matt Every, who has three holes to play.

There are some tidbits from the pre-tourney festivities that I wanted to share before we get into the tournament. (As you may have read in previous posts or tweets, I don’t have internet at the motel I’m staying at this week, so good news is I can’t work once I leave the media center, and bad news is I can’t work once I leave. Ah well — life goes on.)

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Feb
3
2013
By Stephanie Wei under WUPHangout

We convened for an impromptu #WUPHangout just before Phil Mickelson teed off for the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Obviously, most people are probably revved up for the Super Bowl, but for the diehard fans who can’t get enough of golf, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks everyone for submitting questions via Twitter and for “hanging out” with us. Looking forward to an exciting day of golf and football, not to mention the commercials! Oh, and don’t forget, the Puppy Bowl is also on TV today at 3pm EST.

Predictions, anyone? Will Phil run away with the win? Can Brandt Snedeker catch him? ’49ers or Ravens? Cast your votes below.

Feb
2
2013
And it's good!

And it’s good!

Okay, not seriously, but Padraig Harrington had quite the day in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Not only did he shoot eight-under 63 for a 54-hole total of 16-under, he kicked an American football for the first time in front of roughly 18,000 drunks fans on the famed stadium hole, the par-3 16th, at TPC Scottsdale. (Prior to Saturday, he hadn’t even thrown one before.)

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