Carnoustie

I died on 72nd hole at Carnoustie, Harrington

Padraig Harrington runs out of the living room when his relatives call round and sit down to watch the DVD of his Open Championship triumph.

He has about 45 versions of his finest hour but still cringes when it gets to the part when he wells up with tears in the post play-off interview with the BBC.

He claims he has yet to watch any of his DVDs from start to finish but what he really doesn't want to see is the moment he "died" on the 72nd hole by dumping two balls Carnoustie's infamous Barry Burn.

 

Harrington wants links warm-up for Carnoustie

Padraig Harrington wants to warm up for next year’s Open by chasing his fourth Irish PGA title on a links course.

After missing the cut at Hoylake this year, the Dubliner vowed never to go to the Open again without playing competitive golf the week before.

He said: “When you are going to Carnoustie, you are going there with a big battle on your hands and I want to prepare properly for it.

“If the Irish PGA is played the week before, I will certainly be playing if it’s on a links course.