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Harrington's win has big implications for his world ranking, his bank balance and The Masters

The three-time Major champion had to wait a long time for his latest PGA tour win.

Today's win was Harrington's first PGA Tour victory since 2008.
Today's win was Harrington's first PGA Tour victory since 2008.

PÁDRAIG HARRINGTON’S 2,395 day PGA Tour win drought ended in spectacular fashion this afternoon as he beat Daniel Berger in a playoff  at the Honda Classic.

After a two-year period in 2007/2008 as one of the world’s best golfers Harrington had dropped to 297th in the world prior to this week. But by winning this tournament Harrington has done a lot for his career.

The victory earns him a PGA Tour card for the next two years as well as an invite to the Masters. Also, he now shoots up a massive 217 ranking places to 80 in the world.

It was Harrington’s sixth PGA Tour win, ten years after his first which was also at the Honda Classic.

There was also the small matter of the prize money for the event, with Harrington winning just under $1.1 million, likely to be presented in novelty check form.

Harrington also showed off his famous under-pressure putting on the 18th green when he birdied to force a playoff.

Source: Mark Farrelly/Vine

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