July 22, 2007

Golfer Padraig Harrington is the first Irish golfer to win the British Open in 60 years on July 22, 2007. Born in Ballyroan, Dublin, Harrington became interested in golf at a young age after being coached by Joseph McGinley and Mark Hynes. He had a successful amateur career and turned professional, joining the European tour in 1996 and the PGA tour in 2005.

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