Padraig Harrington, Wilson Staff Taste Bermuda Victory
PADRAIG HARRINGTON TAKES COMMAND IN BERMUDA
Three time Major winner Padraig Harrington capitalizes his third opportunity at the 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2012 – Wilson Staff professional Padraig Harrington captured the PGA Grand Slam of Golf tournament at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. The Irishman carded a total of twelve birdies in just two rounds to finish nine-under par ahead of three American competitors – Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, and Keegan Bradley.
His desire to return to the event stems from his prior participation twice at the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda, where he lost in playoffs to Angel Cabrera in 2007 and Jim Furyk in 2008. “It was unfinished business for me, having lost in two playoffs. It was nice to come back and win it now. Yeah, it feels good,” commented Harrington earning a $600,000 prize. “Winning is a habit and it’s nice to do it.”
The Wilson Staffer proved his eagerness to make his third time a charm, capturing an early lead during the first round and showing consistency in birdie-making ability with the help of his Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 irons. With three birdies on the back nine of the final round, he edged U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson by one stroke for the victory.
Wilson Staff’s FG Tour V2 irons feature mass placed behind the impact zone for a traditional muscleback feel surrounded by a built-in cavity to provide forgiveness desired by even the world’s best players.
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For nearly a century, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 Major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. Wilson Staff’s Di11 and Ci11 irons, as well as the Duo golf ball, were honored with Golf Digest’s Hot List awards. Wilson Staff, Profile, ProStaff and Hope consumer brands continue that tradition today by delivering the highest quality golf equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.
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