Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Irish Hot Shots

In addition to winning 8 tournaments (including 2 majors of course!) on the European Tour in 2008, Irish golfers won 4 Shot of the Month awards and the top 3 Shots of the Year!

Harrington's majestic five wood to 3 feet in the wind at the 17th in the final round of the British Open deservedly won the Shot of the Year (and Shot of the Month in July). As if it was needed, Harrington again provided proof that he had the mettle of a true champion at the penultimate hole of the US PGA Championship. He won the August award and 3rd place in the Shot of the Year for his approach to 8 feet at the tricky par 3.

Graeme McDowell's seven iron in the Ballantine's Championship play-off in March completed the Irish clean sweep of the podium. Darren Clarke was the other Irish monthly winner in April. Talk about a great year! It will he hard to top that in 2009 and Rory McIlroy unfortunately just failed to get the ball rolling this season in Hong Kong.

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