Monday, March 2, 2015

Harrington Wins Honda Classic - Stamps Ticket to Augusta

CHICAGO – Wilson Advisory Staff member Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) clinched a win at the Honda Classic on the second hole of a sudden death playoff and secured his spot at Augusta in April.

Harrington rode the hot hand of his Wilson Staff Infinite South Side putter on the back nine, rolling in four birdie putts outside thirteen feet, including a 16-footer on hole 18 to send it to a playoff.

“I found that mental edge again,” he said after striking it to three feet on the 190-yard par-3 17th playoff hole. “My putting is reliable thanks to a recent equipment change to the Infinite South Side putter.”

After claiming his 29th international victory at the Indonesia Open in December, and remaining on top of the leaderboard throughout this week’s event, Harrington will head to Augusta in April to compete for his fourth major championship.

“We are proud to congratulate Padraig on winning the Honda Classic,” said Tim Clarke, President of Wilson Golf. “As a team, we understand the personal standard he sets in regards to professional performance and feel it relates directly to Wilson Golf and the rest of our Advisory Staff.”

History does repeat itself, as Harrington sealed the Honda Classic in 2005, also in a playoff. This win comes two months after he re-signed a multiyear deal with Wilson Golf and marks his sixteenth year as an Advisory Staff member.

What’s in Padraig’s Pro Tour Bag:
  • FG Tour V4 4 utility iron
  • Infinite putter – South Side model
  • D100 3 hybrid
  • FG Tour V2 5-PW irons
  • FG Tour TC 52􀁱-06􀁱 wedge

About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, 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. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

About Wilson
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

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