Back-To-Back Majors For Harrington

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Padraig Harrington (PAH'-drig)
rallied from three shots behind to win the 90th PGA Championship.
The Irishman closed with a 4-under 66 at Oakland Hills to become
only the fourth player to win the British Open and PGA in the same
year.

Harrington shot a 32 on the back nine, just as he did at Royal Birkdale last month. He summoned three big putts down the stretch. He made a 12-foot par on the 16th to catch Sergio Garcia, took the lead with an 8-foot birdie on the par-3 17th, then closed out the Spaniard with an 18-foot par for the victory.

The Irishman ended Europe's 78-year drought in the PGA Championship. He joined Tiger Woods, Nick Price and Walter Hagen as the only players to win the final two majors in the same year.

Garcia finished tied for second with Ben Curtis, two shots behind Harrington. Garcia shot a final round 2-under 68 while Curtis shot a 71 for his final 18 holes.


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