Padraig Harrington wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open

Padraig Harrington of Ireland posted a bogey-free, 5-under-par 67 to soar to his second PGA Tour Champions victory on Sunday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.

Harrington, who turned 50 last summer and won the U.S. Senior Open in his championship debut in June, entered the day at En-Joie Golf Club one shot behind second-round leader Mike Weir of Canada.

Harrington piled up five birdies over his first 12 holes and hit cruise control from there, parring his last six holes to stay out of reach. He finished the tournament 16-under 200, three shots better than Weir and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee.

With the victory, Harrington is projected to move up from fourth to second place in the Charles Schwab Cup money rankings, trailing only Steven Alker of New Zealand.

“I had intended to go home after this trip, play a (DP World Tour) schedule through September,” Harrington said. “But I think I’ll come back now and play at least a couple of those events in September.

“Yeah, look, I’m a bit behind and Steve is obviously playing very well and some of the other guys are playing great. But the more events I get in, I’ve got to make it up with numbers.”

Weir struggled early, making three bogeys and two birdies over his first 10 holes. He added two birdies down the stretch but was out of the running by then, posting a final-round 71.

Jaidee made an eagle 2 at the par-4 16th to help himself shoot up the leaderboard late and card a 66.

Jim Furyk (68 Sunday) and Vijay Singh of Fiji (69) tied for fourth at 12 under. Germany’s Bernhard Langer (68), Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke (69), Ken Tanigawa (68) and Gene Sauers (70) tied for sixth at 10 under.

–Field Level Media

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