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Watch Pádraig Harrington sink a clutch birdie putt on 18 like it's 2008 all over again

The Dubliner showed off his almost unparalleled mental strength to claw his way back into contention at the Honda Classic.

Harrington putting at the 2014 PGA Championship.
Harrington putting at the 2014 PGA Championship.
Image: Jeff Roberson

AS PÁDRAIG HARRINGTON walked to the 18th teebox during the final round of the Honda Classic this afternoon everyone was thinking that it was ‘Classic Harrington’.

Unfortunately what they meant was that after finding the water on 17, the three-time Major winner had yet again thrown away the chance of a first PGA Tour win since 2008.

But despite finding the sand off the tee on 18, Harrington rekindled the assassin’s mentality that saw him so lethal around the greens during his spell as one of the world’s best and dramatically forced a playoff with this birdie putt.

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Harrington and Daniel Berger both parred the 18th, which was the first playoff hole before moving to the 17th.

This time it was Berger who found the water, allowing Harrington to ease up a little to make sure of victory. After 2,395 days without a win on the PGA Tour, Harrington must have felt mightily relieved when the ball rolled into the cup.

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We’ve also broken down what this win means for Harrington’s career in terms of money, ranking points and the upcoming Masters.

The victory means Harrington will be at Augusta in April, what are the chances that he gives us all a bit more heart trouble down the stretch there too?

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