Padraig Harrington 

reflects on his

successful career

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THREE-TIME major winner and former European Ryder Cup team captain Padraig Harrington has shifted his focus now that he’s 50 years old and eligible to play on the PGA Tour Champions.

The Irishman has made his presence felt on the PGA Tour Champions finishing tied for second at last month’s Rapiscan Systems Classic behind Kiwi Steve Alker.

It (turning 50) is probably the only birthday as you’re getting older that you look forward to,” Harrington told the PGA Tour’s Cameron Morfit. Still, Harrington believes he can remain competitive on the PGA and European tours

In a wide-ranging interview the six-time PGA Tour winner – including The Open Championship in 2007-’08 and US PGA Championship in 2008 – talks about shots he wishes he had back, being the youngest of five sons

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the trait that defined his career, and why it’s good to feel nervous. All he would say about Europe’s 19-9 loss to a powerful Ryder Cup American team was: “Better to let sleeping dogs lie.

The last three holes at the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot. I had three pars to win and hit three good tee shots and went bogey, bogey, bogey. I bogeyed 16 and panicked. I thought I needed to make birdies

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