Harrington secures victory in Hoag tournament with impressive birdie-birdie finish after overcoming double bogey

Padraig Harrington emerged victorious at the Hoag Classic on Sunday at the Newport Beach Country Club, securing his seventh PGA Tour Champions win. The 52-year-old Irishman, who is set to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in June, displayed resilience by sinking crucial birdies on the final two holes despite a double bogey on the par-4 16th hole. With a downhill 15-footer on the par-3 17th and an 8-footer on the par-5 18th, Harrington finished at 14-under 199 for a one-stroke victory over Thongchai Jaidee.

Jaidee, hailing from Thailand, also put up a strong performance with a final round of 69, finishing just shy of Harrington’s impressive feat. Miguel Angel Jimenez, the Spanish golfer who was part of the final group with Harrington and Jaidee, finished two strokes behind with a score of 68. Stephen Ames secured fourth place at 11 under after shooting a 67. Jerry Kelly and K.J. Choi were tied at 10 under after rounds of 67 and 68 respectively, while Steve Stricker finished one stroke behind them with a score of 70.

Harrington’s victory added to his already impressive golfing resume that includes wins at The Open in

By Riley Johnson

As a content writer at newsmol.com, I dive into the depths of information to craft compelling stories that captivate and inform readers. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging content that resonates with our audience. Whether it's breaking news, in-depth features, or thought-provoking opinion pieces, I am dedicated to delivering high-quality, informative content that keeps readers coming back for more. My goal is to bring a fresh perspective to every article I write and to make a meaningful impact through the power of words.

Leave a Reply