The Irishman’s last win was the USPGA in 2007.
Padraig Harrington won his first tour title in seven years, after clinching the Honda Classic, but only after an awful collapse from Ian Poulter and a dramatic play-off, reports The Telegraph.
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The 43-year-old has not won on tour since he won his third Major Championship, the USPGA title back in 2008. But it could have so different for the two-time Open Champion.
His former Ryder Cup teammate Poulter held a three-shot lead going into the final round, but endured a torrid time, hitting the water five times in just ten holes, taking himself out of contention.
A poor 17th hole for Harrington meant that he had to birdie the last to secure a play-off against 21-year-old American Daniel Berger. But he sank a 15-foot putt to ensure extra holes were required.
And as Poulter had during regulation play, Berger took himself out of contention by finding water at the 17th, which was the second-extra hole. It was retribution for Harrington as he clinched victory on the hole that nearly cost him the tournament not long before.
“I’ve always been able to hit a big shot at a big time, when my back’s against the wall. I’m excited going forward, because I’ve picked something up with my game. If I get there, I know I can do it. But then, I always knew that,” Harrington said.