Pádraig Harrington will make his senior open debut at the Gleneagles

Padraig Harrington will make his debut at The Senior Open next month. Credit: Getty Images.

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Padraig Harrington will make his debut at The Senior Open when he joins fellow Open champions in the Gleneagles on July 21-24.

Scotland, two-time winners of The Open, will be making their senior open bows with fellow double open champion Arnie Ellis as well as Darren Clarke, Tom Lehmann and Sandy Lyle, all of whom have picked up Claret Jug.

The Senior Open will visit the Gleneagles for the first time in 2022 as the 2014 Rider Cup venue welcomes the stars of the 50’s over for Europe’s only Senior Major Championship.

Harrington, and his fellow Open Champions, will bid to become only the fourth player in golf history to lift both the Claret Jug and the Senior Open Trophy at the Gleneagles in July. Only Bob Charles, Gary Player and Tom Watson have achieved this feat to date.

Dubliner, who turned 50 last year, has 32 professional wins to his name, including the Back-to-Back Open Championship in 2007 and 2008, which formed part of the stunning form that included the US PGA Championship in August 2008.

“I am excited to be making my debut at the Senior Open and it is very special to be able to do that in Scotland. I’ve always loved playing there and it carries precious memories for me as the country that won my first major championship.

“It will be a pleasure to return to Gleneagles. It’s a great venue and I have the memory of being there as a vice captain at the 2014 Ryder Cup. “

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