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Harrington ‘thrilled’ with honorary degree

Published 14/07/2010

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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