Padraig Harrington rolls back the years with incredible PGA performance

Padraig Harrington rolls back the years with incredible PGA performance

HARRINGTON AND Shane Lowry both did the country proud this weekend.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington finished in a share of fourth place in the US PGA Championship this weekend, in what was an incredible weekend for golf fans.

At one point, both Irishmen managed to get as high as joint third, but neither will be too upset with a fourth place finish, especially after a poor start on Friday.

Harrington in particular was delighted with how the weekend went, with him happy to "feel like a golfer" again.

The 49-year-old said: "I’m very happy that I felt like I competed on a level with everybody else this week. We both left a few out there today."

"I don't have any regrets about this. I'm more about walking away from this thinking my physical golf game is good enough."

Speaking about getting the chance to play with a fellow Irishman, he said: "I will say, that was probably my most enjoyable round of golf I've had on the golf course in a long time.

"It's amazing when you play with a friend, it definitely helped both of us relax and just play golf and both of us played really well. We both could have been quite a few shots better."

It was a weekend for the experienced golfers, with 50-year-old Phil Mickelson making history and becoming the oldest winner in major championship history.

Congratulating Mickelson on his win, Lowry referred to golf as "the best game in the world".