As an Irishman and a fan I couldn't be happier to see Padraig Harrington winning the Honda Classic.  It's just more proof, as if we needed it, that true grit, determination and perseverance can, and do, win out.   

Proper Journalist Brian Keogh at the IrishGolfDesk knows Padraig better than anyone and wrote a final round report on the drama.

"I have never had trouble hitting a big shot at a big time," Harrington said. No kidding.

It was the kind of heart-stopping drama he produced to win his third major in 13 months in the 2008 US PGA. And while this win is not as big, it's hugely significant in what it means for the 43-year old's future.

Not only does he regains the PGA Tour card he lost last year, he jumps from 297th to 82nd in the world (a bonus with the Olympics looming in '16), returns to Augusta National for the Masters after a one-year absence and regains some kudos when it comes to looking for major winners this year.

For me however this was the key moment. One of the most courageous birdies I have ever seen on the final hole given all that had gone on before it.

And then to go to 17 and do this? Brilliant!

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