Padraig Harrington Wins Indonesian Open for First Victory in 4 Years

December 8, 2014

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour’s Indoneasian Open on Sunday, ending a four-year drought, according to The Guardian.

Harrington shot 71 on Sunday to beat Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha by two shots for his first win since the 2010 Johor Open, also on the Asian Tour. His last PGA Tour win was at the 2008 PGA Championship.

“Winning is a good habit to have. It gives you a lot of confidence and I need that confidence,” Harrington said afterward. “I didn’t start too well but I came through and I got the win. This win brings a lot of confidence to my game and hopefully it will show up next year.”

The 43-year-old Irishman had an incredible run in 2007 and 2008, when he won two British Opens and the PGA Championship, but has struggled in recent years, falling to 358th in the world and failing to qualify for the 2014 Masters and U.S. Open.

Known as a relentless range rat and swing tinkerer, Harrington said he plans on using his upcoming time off to practice his game.

“I have 49 days off, seven weeks, and I reckon my goal is to make, let me get this right, 100,000 swings, 2,000 swings a day. I look forward to seeing if I can do it.”

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