Harrington Secures Seventh PGA Tour Champions Victory in Windy Newport Beach

Harrington clinches victory at Hoag with impressive birdie-birdie finish after double bogey

Padraig Harrington claimed his seventh PGA Tour Champions victory at the Hoag Classic on Sunday, held at the windy Newport Beach Country Club. Despite a double bogey on the par-4 16th hole, Harrington rallied with birdies on the final two holes to secure a one-stroke win over Thongchai Jaidee.

The 52-year-old Irishman, who is set to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in June, boasts victories in The Open in 2007 and 2008, as well as the PGA Championship in 2008. He finished at 14-under 199 with a final round score of 2-under 69 after a wayward drive led to trouble on the 16th hole. With a downhill 15-foot putt on the 17th and an 8-footer on the final hole, Harrington recovered and secured his win over Jaidee.

Jaidee, hailing from Thailand, also carded a 69 but fell short after a par on the final hole. Miguel Angel Jimenez, who played alongside Harrington and Jaidee in the final group, finished two strokes back after a final round score of 68. Stephen Ames secured fourth place at

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