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Pádraig Harrington Returns to Carnoustie for The Senior Open

Pádraig Harrington

Three-time Major Champion Pádraig Harrington will revisit his maiden Open Championship victory site at Carnoustie Golf Links in The Senior Open Presented by Rolex from July 25-28, 2024.

The Irishman, who clinched back-to-back Claret Jugs in 2007 and 2008, aims to redeem his near-miss at Royal Porthcawl last year, where he lost in a play-off to eventual winner Alex Čejka. Europe’s sole Senior Major Championship returns to Carnoustie for the third time, promising thrilling action.

The 2007 Open showcased remarkable drama as Harrington twice encountered the Barry Burn at the 72nd hole.

However, a brilliant pitch to five feet saved a double bogey, leading to his victory in a four-hole play-off against Sergio Garcia.

Excited about his return, Harrington, a three-time major and 15-time DP World Tour winner, expressed his fondness for Carnoustie.

Not only did he succeed on the Major stage, but he also claimed victory twice in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

“Carnoustie is a highly respected Championship golf course, and I am pleased that we will get the chance to play The Senior Open there this year,” he said.

Reflecting on his previous experiences, Harrington acknowledged the course’s reputation as one of the toughest on the Open Champion rota.

He eagerly anticipates the challenge under major championship conditions.

Germany’s Čejka emerged victorious last year, defeating Harrington in a play-off. Harrington aims to join an exclusive group by winning both The Open and The Senior Open.

This marks the third visit of the Championship to Carnoustie, following victories by Bernhard Langer in 2010 and Paul Broadhurst in 2016.

Tickets for the event start at £15 for adults, £7.50 for youths aged 16-24, and are free for under 16s with any paid ticket.

Limited tickets are available, urging fans to secure theirs promptly to avoid disappointment.