Padraig Harrington wins Golf Writers Trophy
Open champion Padraig Harrington has added the 2007 Golf Writers' Trophy to his European Tour Golfer of the Year award.
The 36-year-old Irishman won a 75 percent share of the vote in the annual poll of Golf Writers.
"I was thrilled to get the news I had won the golf writers' award," Harrington said in a statement on Monday.
"I have a great respect for the writers' organisation and it means a lot to find myself bracketed alongside such great former winners, especially Irish players Joe Carr (1953), Harry Bradshaw (1958) and Christy O'Connor Snr (1977).
"All are great heroes of mine."
Briton Justin Rose, who won the European order of merit, was second in the vote ahead of Scotland's World Cup-winning duo Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren.
December 19, 2007