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Harrington ‘thrilled’ with honorary degree

Irish golfing star Padraig Harrington has said he was “thrilled” to receive an honorary degree.

Harrington, along with other iconic golfers Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, received a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of St Andrews in Fife in recognition of their achievements in the sport.

The 38-year-old, who turned professional in 1995, won the Open Championship in 2007 at Carnoustie.

Speaking after the honorary degree ceremony, Harrington said: “I'm thrilled with the honour from St Andrews University. I nearly came here to study in 1989 and it's nice to come full circle, I suppose, and get this honorary doctorate here.

“It was made all the more special with the fact that Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson were there as well, so yeah — very, very important.”

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