Padraig Harrington, what a guy. What a legend.
The three-time major champion and 2021 European Ryder Cup captain has been on quite a roll during his rookie season on the PGA Tour Champions. He just won the Ascension Charity Classic last week in St Louis, his second victory in a three-week stretch. That win is his third this year, including the US Senior Open.
And now, according to a tweet from a PGA Tour Champions caddie, Harrington is making more friends for himself.
Looper Troy Martin sent out a message on social media late Tuesday saying that Harrington got wind of a party arranged by a group of PGA Tour Champions caddies at a bar in Sioux Falls, South Dakota —site of this week’s Sanford International—and decided to stop by.
What came next was classic.
“[Harrington] showed up, dominated the pool table, and picked up the entire tab for 40-plus caddies. Class act. THANK YOU!,” Martin’s note said with two photos attached.
Cameras caught up with Harrington on Wednesday at Minnehaha Country Club and it turns out Harrington loves a good caddie story just like everyone else.
“They have the real story,” Harrington said. “The last night we were talking stories about guys I knew, because I’m out here 25 years but some of the caddies are 40 years so they have the stories. And they confirmed a few stories that I kind of knew about. It’s kind of priceless to get their insight on what happened. They know stuff that’s not in the public domain.”