Padraig Harrington – Open Champion
Padraig Harrington was born on the 31st. Of August 1971 and has won three major championships: The Open Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the PGA Championship, also in 2008.
Born in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland, the youngest of five sons of Patrick and Breda Harrington. His father, “Paddy” (1933-2005), a Garda (Irish police officer) who played Gaelic football for Cork in the 1950s, was also a boxer and hurler, and played to a five handicap in golf.
The Ballyroan Parish is located in Rathfarnham, a middle class area in Dublin’s Southside and the birth place of two other touring professional golfers – Paul McGinley and Peter Lawrie. Harrington attended local secondary school Colaiste Eanna at the same time, but not in the same year/class, as McGinley, giving it the unique distinction of having produced two Ryder Cup golfers. Coached by Joseph McGinley, a Golf enthusiast in the school, and Mark Hynes, local professional and first caddie, Harrington’s interest and passion for the game spiraled, as the pair recorded their first victory together, in Stackstown G.C. Published in a single limited edition of only 500 worldwide, each print is individually numbered and signed by Peter Deighan, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Limited Edition (Worldwide): 650
Image Size: 403mm x 336mm Print Size: 18” x 17” approx.