Harrington wins Grand Slam by a shot

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 24, 2012
Padraig Harrington won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday, closing with a 4-under-par 67 for a one-shot win over US Open champion Webb Simpson. Harrington, who lost in a Grand Slam playoff in 2007 and '08, won in his third try as an alternate. The three-time major champion was asked on Saturday to fill in for British Open champion Ernie Els, who has a minor ankle injury. The Irishman pulled away with three straight birdies early on the back nine and finished the 36-hole event on 9-under 133. He earned $600,000. The Grand Slam is for the season's four major champions. Simpson played bogey-free for a 67 to finish second. Masters champion Bubba Watson (71) and Keegan Bradley (67), filling in for PGA champion Rory McIlroy, tied for third.
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