When Padraig Harrington won the Open Championship in 2007, it was the start of the most glorious period in the history of Irish golf. Harrington retained the coveted Claret Jug in 2008 and added the US PGA championship. In 2010, Graeme McDowell won the US Open and was succeeded as champion in 2011 by the phenomenally talented Rory McIlroy.
The remarkable run of Major champions from Ireland was continued that season when Darren Clarke claimed an emotional victory in the British Open, and most recently by Rory McIlroy who in 2012 also struck gold in the US PGA. The Irish Majors is the story of these great victories and of the background to Ireland’s golden generation of golfers.
“…an essential addition to the library of any sports lover.” – Brian Keogh (Irishgolfdesk.com)
About the AuthorPhilip Reid is golf correspondent with The Irish Times. He is Secretary of the Irish Golf Writers’ Association and is also a committee member of the UK-based Association of Golf Writers. He lives in Dublin.
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