Ireland's Pádraig Harrington wins British Open in playoff

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pádraig Harrington at the 2004 Ryder Cup
Image: James Phelps.

After what was almost certain defeat, Ireland's Padraig Harrington has come back to win the 136th British Open in playoff after Spain's Sergio Garcia missed what should have been a game winning putt.

Harrington originally was knocked out of the game when he landed his ball twice in Carnoustie Golf Links' infamous Burry Burn leading him to a double bogey. However, Garica bogeyed on the same hole leading to a playoff.

The two men had tied 277, seven under par.