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European Tour Release Highlights Of Harrington’s Last Win Ahead Of This Week’s Revisit

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The Portugal Masters takes place this week on the European Tour.

Staged at the Arnold Palmer designed Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, the 2016 edition of the tournament heralds the last time Padraig Harrington won an event.

The three-time major winner has won just twice on the two main tours since his remarkable run in the late 2000s, but 2015 marked a return to form after a battle with his game and swing that lasts to this day.

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A Honda Classic victory on the PGA Tour was followed by triumph at the 2016 Portugal Masters on this side of the Atlantic.

After 54 holes, Harrington held a one-shot lead over Englishman Andy Sullivan, who had won three times the previous year and would go on to represent Team Europe in that year’s Ryder Cup.

The highlights of how the Dubliner held off a star for his first European Tour title in eight years can be seen below.

Harrington is in attendance for this week’s renewal, and after a dreadful season he finally boasts some fine form.

A runner-up place at the Real D+D Czech Masters last month preceded a top five finish in his next outing at the KLM Open just last week.

A 16th European Tour win would go down very well on the Iberian peninsula.

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