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Padraig Harrington Shows Amazing Generosity After Hitting Fan In The Head With His Drive

Padraig Harrington Shows Amazing Generosity After Hitting Fan In The Head With His Drive
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Padraig Harrington has just finished his final round at the Senior PGA Championship, and is level with Steve Stricker, with the two men heading into a play-off.

Harrington went into the final round with a one stroke lead over the American, but the American, who has five senior majors to his name, was able to claw back the deficit and take the lead into the par five 18.

Harrington managed a birdie to Stricker's par to set up the play-off.

Earlier in the round, the Dubliner once again showed his generous nature, on the 16th hole, after he struck a fan in the head with his drive.

Harrington approached the spectator and gave him a signed glove while making light-hearted chit chat, before whipping out a bulging wallet and handing him a few $50 notes.

Padraig Harrington With Another Brilliant Gesture

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It was the second time in two days that Harrington had an eventful 16th hole.


Yesterday saw make double after what he described as the 'longest pee ever'.

"Well, yeah, I let a few, I certainly could have got a low one in there today and got away from the field.

"Golf's like that though. It's hard to when you're leading, I don't know, the putts just didn't drop there for a while.


"16 came out of nowhere. So, essentially, I went in the toilet. The door was locked. It took me a minute to realise there wasn't somebody in there, another while to get the door open.

I had, as we are on the Champions Tour, I had the longest pee ever. And then I kind of rushed down the fairway and hit my shot.

“The second shot was kind of innocuous because the pin was so tight I was just playing 15 feet left of it and to be honest, yeah, I just, I wasn't -- I do that sometimes, I just wasn't focused, I wasn't into it and I hit a bad shot in the hazard," added Harrington.


“So when you get over 50, it sometimes takes a long time to have a pee.

"And that's my excuse. That's got to be original, I would assume.”

SEE ALSO: Harrington Describes 'Senior' Moment That Cost Him At The Senior PGA Championship



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