On Monday, the illustrious career of Padraig Harrington, a three-time Major champion, will be honored with his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Harrington will be the third Irishman to receive this prestigious recognition, following Joe Carr and Christy O'Connor Snr. The ceremony is scheduled to occur at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina, aligning with the 124th U.S. Open. With 36 official wins globally, including three Majors and a Senior Major, Harrington's achievements are remarkable. He was also the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2008 and captained the 2020 European Ryder Cup team. His induction is a testament to his enduring impact on golf, as noted by his long-time coach, Peter Cowen. Harrington himself expressed humility and pride at this recognition, reflecting on his journey in the sport.

The Class of 2024 also includes Tom Weiskopf, Sandra Palmer, Johnny Farrell, and Beverly Hanson, alongside the remaining seven of the 13 LPGA Founders. The World Golf Hall of Fame, which recently relocated from Florida to Pinehurst, continues to honor the legends of the game, with stringent criteria for nominations, including a requirement for candidates to be over 50 years old and receive 75% of the vote from sub-committees.