It’s nice to see Padraig Harrington take a break from his paternity leave to head to California with yet another accolade under his belt. Yesterday, Padraig was unanimously named by the Irish Golf Writers’ Association as the Professional of the Year, for the 2nd year in a row – not too surprising with the Open and Irish Open wins this past year. However, it will be interesting to see if he’ll win European Tour Player of the Year for 2007 after losing to Paul Casey last year, even though the 26 year old Dubliner topped the money list.
Harrington will be part of a strong field at the Target World Challenge, which includes Tiger, of course, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Rory Sabbatini, KJ Choi, Vijay Singh, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Davis Love, Luke Donald, Niclas Fasth, Paul Casey, Mark Calcavecchia and Fred Couples.
And here’s a little piece of Tiger news you might have missed…
Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun released his list of the top 10 teams in sports history, using titles won and cash collected as his main criteria. His top three were: baseball’s Yankees, soccer’s Manchester United and golf’s Tiger Woods. Excuse me?? Tiger Wood a team? Well, according to Wyman, “Tiger may be only one man, but that one man is a franchise in himself. Tiger will make more than $100 million in 2007, thanks to enormous endorsement deals, and has a net worth approaching $1 billion.
Harrington targets big bucks in California
Philip Reid Golf Correspondent
The Irish Times
11 Dec 2007
This week, P�draig Harrington will temporarily break into his paternity leave to play in a tournament. It’s not any old tournament, of course: the Target World Challenge has a purse of $5.75 million, of which $1.35 million €900,000) goes to the winner…. read more…
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