posted on Dec, 7 2003 @ 08:09 AM
Padraig Harrington opened the new European Tour season with a dramatic last-hole victory at the Omega Hong Kong Open.
The Irishman needed to birdie his last two holes after South African Hennie Otto had charged past him with a 65 and posted the clubhouse target at 10
He almost blew it on the 16th, but saved par, regained his composure and birdied the par-four 17th to set up a thrilling finale.
Taking to final tee tied with Otto, Harrington played a confident tee shot down the middle, an approach over the water to 20 feet and then delighted
the galleries at the Hong Kong Golf Club to sink the winning putt and complete a round of 66.