Padraig Harrington achieved a lifelong ambition by winning last year’s British Open at Carnoustie, where his son Patrick inadvertently inspired him. “That made a huge difference,” Harrington told Reuters. “Nobody could tell what an effect that had on me. I felt like I had just lost the Open championship. I was devastated. When he ran on to the green, he looked at me like I was the champion and I responded in kind. I walked off the green waving to the crowds as though I had just won the Open championship and carried that mentality all through the wait for Sergio to finish and all the way through the playoff.