Despite now being firmly in the latter stages of his career, it is clear that Padraig Harrington has not lost his love for the game of golf.
The 51-year old remains as enthusiastic as ever, soldiering away in the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, and senior ranks. What's more, his form over the last two years or so has been some of the best he has displayed in quite some time.
Harrington has already won five times on the Champions Tour since joining that competition in 2022, while his displays in the regular events have also been very impressive. In fact, it was suggested at one point earlier this summer that he could even be included on the European Ryder Cup team for this year's event in Rome.
While that looks like an unlikely prospect, the Irishman still has quite a few other goals that he is pursuing.
Padraig Harrington aiming to break European Tour record
Padraig Harrington has admitted that he still has the ambition to compete and win at the highest level of golf, including in major championships.
Writing in a blog for the European Tour website, he said that he is hoping to break one particular DP World Tour record in the near future.
Qualifying for the DP World Tour Championship is among my goals, too. It is certainly on my provisional schedule. I obviously don't play as many events in Europe as I used to, but I am going to play the next five DP World Tour events and then I've got four in the US on the Champions Tour.
The Race to Dubai final, the DP World Tour Championship, would be a nice one to be involved in as well, having not played in it since 2016.
The chance to create history is certainly a driving factor for me and I am always trying to do something that adds to my CV.
Clearly, being the oldest winner on the DP World Tour is something that I have my eye on. Miguel Ángel Jiménez holds that position.
Miguel Angel Jimenez holds the record for the oldest winner on the DP World Tour, claiming the Open de España four months after his 50th birthday back in 2014.
Considering his form in recent times, you would not bet against Padraig Harrington breaking that record at some point in the near future.