No, it's got nothing to do with the Father Ted video from yesterday! But it's got everything to do with golf.
Padraig Harrington has achieved a rare disticntion in an era dominated by Tiger Woods by winning a second consecutive Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Greg Norman was unable to maintain his earlier momentum, shooting 77 in the final round to finish tied for third. But the glory goes to the Irishman.
What makes this story even more remarkable is that right up to the time that he teed off in the first round Harrington was only a 50/50 chance of even playing in the Championship, let alone winning it. He had suffered a wrist injury the previous weekend in a gym accident, and as anyone who has ever swung a golf club will know, the wrist is rather important!. But he started, hung in for the first three rounds, then stormed home over the closing holes for an emphatic win. The likeable Irishman is one of golf's most popular characters, and with a second major, moves into the ranks of the very good.