Padraig Harrington Keeps The Jug
By Kickntrue on 7/21/08
Padraig Harrington recovered from a couple bumpy holes and won his second straight Open Championship. He closed birdie/eagle/par and let the wind do its damage on the rest of the field. What was shaping up to be an amazing finish where a good score in the clubhouse (Ian Poulter) looked like it may win, to Paddy running away with the Open by 4 strokes.
All of this and as of Wednesday he wasn't even sure he could play. It's no broken leg- but playing through an injury that he said earlier in the week was enough to keep him out of any other event is pretty impressive.
Harrington joins a very short (and impressive) list of back-to-back Open winners.
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And he did it all without complaing about his wrist injury. Even though the media pumped and pumped him about how much it hurt and affected his play, Paddy made no big deal of it. Good for you, Padraig! You deserve every euro dollar and every bit of praise you will get for the years to come. "Tiger, did you watch this?"
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