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Padraig Harrington Picks Up A Tasty Pay Cheque After Big Finish In Abu Dhabi

Padraig Harrington Picks Up A Tasty Pay Cheque After Big Finish In Abu Dhabi
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Padraig Harrington rolled back the years in Abu Dhabi this week, producing a fourth place finish at the European Tour event, while Shane Lowry and Seamus Power finished in a tie for 28th and 20th, respectively.

Lowry had been in a tie for first place heading into the final round, but finished with a disappointing four over par 76 at the Yas Links course.

Both Harrington and Power went under par on the last day with Harrington shooting a 67 and Power a 69.

In terms of prize money, Harrington walks away with $450,000, while Power and Lowry will have to divvy up their shares of $108,000 and $85,500.

Padraig Harrington And Shane Lowry Produce Good Showing In Abu Dhabi

20 December 2015; Golfers Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry, left, arrive to BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at the Titanic Belfast, Titanic Quarter, Olympic Way, Belfast, Co Antrim. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Harrington recently spoke about his change in attitude towards the game, which has seen serious results on the course:


"This afternoon will involve eating chocolate, drinking my Diet Coke, sitting on my bed watching Netflix or something.

"I’m different at this age. I have a much better handle on experience, who I am and what I need to do. I am in a good place.

"Before everybody did stats, I did stats. Now that everybody does their own stats, I’m refusing to do stats because I don’t want to be one of the masses. I have to be different, so I’m actually trying the opposite...


"When I did that in my heyday I would have been quite hyped up and stressed about it. Today it was ‘ho-hum, this is what I do’.

"I think there’s a lot of players who will get to 50 years of age fitter, stronger. The biggest problem is burnout. I was burnt out five years ago, no doubt about it. I’m here because I had nothing else to do.

"I figured out this is actually what I like doing and I’m pretty good at it and there’s no point in trying to be good at something else. I’ll never be as good as I am at golf, so why not find a way of going out there and loving golf again."


SEE ALSO: Padraig Harrington's Abu Dhabi Comments Show Just How Much His Attitude Has Changed


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