Sad news: my tribute to “Idol” Harrington.

Sad news: my tribute to “Idol” Harrington.

 

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When Padraig Harrington is formally admitted into the World Golf Hall of Fame during the US Open at Pinehurst next week, he will further cement his amazing golf legacy.

Three-time major champion Harrington, who also won the PGA Championship in 2008, was undoubtedly the world’s top golfer after winning The Open in 2007.

Throughout his career, Harrington, 52, has amassed victories on the PGA Tour and in Europe. As recently as last season, he finished in the top 10 on both Tours.

The veteran currently competes primarily on the senior tour, where he has won seven major championships and is a strong contender. His most recent victory came at the US Senior Open.

Since he won The Open sixteen years ago, no one has done so again, and he still has a chance to break Miguel Angel Jimenez’s record for the oldest champion in DP World Tour history.

He deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Lowry and McIlroy honor Padraig Harrington with admiration.
Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy have both paid respect to their senior counterpart, who is a well-liked figure in the sport.

Harrington and Lowry have a very special bond after they both famously placed in the top five at the PGA Championship three years ago.

Lowry has been waxing poetic about his fellow Irishman on a regular basis, and in his most recent homage, he praised his comrade as one of his childhood heroes.

He has the career that he deserves and was one of my childhood golfing idols,” he remarked.

“Padraig Harrington is undoubtedly one of the best golf ambassadors in the world.

“For the game alone he has been great and he has been great in Ireland and we are very grateful to have him.”

As the only Irishman to have won more major championships than Harrington, McIlroy and Harrington clearly have a good relationship.

The native of County Down expressed his opinion that Harrington took the lead in establishing Irish golf’s current status.

McIlroy continued, “He really got this Irish golf trend started.

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“We all felt we could succeed because of Padraig.

“He’s the real deal. We will never be able to catch up to him as he has hit far more balls than I have in my whole life.”

In another social media message, six-time major winner and LIV Golf rebel Phil Mickelson paid tribute to his fellow veteran.

He wrote, “That is amazing and so well deserved.”

“Padraig, congrats on your amazing career!

Well-spoken words indeed from Mickelson.

When the Rathfarnham man is formally admitted on June 10, more tributes are certain to pour in.

 

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