To celebrate St Patrick's Day, we've ranked the best golfers from the Emerald Isle. Do you agree with our order?
5. Christy O’Connor Sr.
European Tour wins: 1
Other wins: 64
Christy O’Connor Sr is not to be confused with his nephew, Christy O’Connor Jr, who joined the European Tour some years after his uncle had begun his illustrious career.
Aside from his 65 professional wins he played in 10 successive Ryder Cups – though he was only on the winning side once.
4. Darren Clarke
Major wins: 1
European Tour wins: 14
PGA Tour wins: 3
Other wins: 7
Darren Clarke cemented his place in Irish golfing history when he won his only major in 2011 at the Open and with 14 European Tour wins, three PGA Tour wins and plenty more his spot is deserved.
He also represented Europe on five occasions in the Ryder Cup before going on to captain the team in 2016 at Hazeltine.
3. Graeme McDowell
Major wins: 1
European Tour wins: 11
PGA Tour wins: 4
Other wins: 3
While being one of the most likeable Europeans, Graeme McDowell has put together a thoroughly successful career and was the first Irishman to win the US Open.
We sat down for a chat with McDowell to discuss his career to date for the NCG Podcast. You can listen to that here or on your preferred podcast platform.
2. Padraig Harrington
Major wins: 3
European Tour wins: 15
PGA Tour wins: 6
Other wins: 15
Padraig Harrington is still the last man to successfully defend an Open Championship title when he completed the feat in 2008 at Royal Birkdale.
He’s had plenty of success on the professional circuits as well as being an integral part of the European Ryder Cup team as a player and he is set to captain the team in 2020.
So who is in at No 1? You’ll find out on the next page…