10 years after winning the Honda Classic Padraig Harrington he did it again in Florida. The three time major winner beat American youngster Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole to claim his first win on the PGA Tour since 2008 when the won the PGA Championship.
Harrington found himself five shots behind leader Ian Poulter but four birdies in a row on the back nine moved the Dubliner into the lead on 7 under par as Poulter went in the opposite direction.
Standing on the 17th tee with a one shot lead disaster struck for Harrington as he found the water. The 43 year old made double bogey which meant he needed a birdie on the par five 18th.
He may have found a fairway bunker off the tee but Harrington holed a 15 foot birdie putt to finish up on 6 under and force a playoff with Berger:
Both players made par on the 18th which was the first playoff hole and then they went to the 17th which hadn't been kind to Harrington earlier.
However he reminded us why he was once considered one of the best players in the world by landing his tee shot within three feet of the pin. Shortly afterwards Berger landed in the water handing the title to Harrington who had two putts to win:
The win means Harrington will be at next month's US Masters at Augusta and it also sees him go from number 297 up to 80th in the world rankings. And he takes home a nice winners cheque of just under $1.1 million.
Harrington said it's good to win again because it hasn't been easy sliding down the rankings and he was confident once he got himself into contention: