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The best of The Open: Harrington retains his title

With The Open Championship teeing off at Sandwich next Thursday, The Score starts looking back at the best video clips from past tournaments.

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WE BEGIN WITH Padraig Harrington’s brilliant victory in 2008, when the Dubliner became the first man since James Braid in 1906 to retain the Claret Jug.

A wrist injury had threatened Harrington’s chances of even playing in the tournament, but he managed much better than that by overcoming a two shot deficit to Greg Norman going into the final round and winning his second Open Championship in a row.

The victory moved the Portmarnock man from 14th to third in the world rankings, behind only Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

Warning: May contain the incongruous stylings of Eminem.

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