Monday, August 11, 2008
Irishman Padraig Harrington Wins the PGA!
Irishman Padraig Harrington won back-to-back majors by taking the 2008 PGA Championship by closing out the tournament with a pair of weekend 66's. Harrington's putter was simply too much for Sergio Garcia, who once again failed to make the best of a major opportunity. Garcia gave his Ryder Cup teammate the cold shoulder when shaking hands on the 18th green.
Harrington has now won 3 of the last 6 majors. He is the first European to win the PGA Championship since Tommy Armour did so in 1930 and is the first European to win the British Open and the PGA in the same year.
Harrington is the first European to ever win two consecutive major tournaments.
The tri-colour was waving proudly in Ireland and no doubt the Guinness flowed freely. Cheers to Paddy!