The Loop

Harrington wins the Irish sweepstakes

April 19, 2009

Three major championships in his portfolio have provided a substantial return for Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who now ranks among the country's 250 wealthiest citizens, according to the annual Sunday Times Irish Rich List.

Harrington ranks 239th and is worth 34 million euros (more than $44 million). His three-year contract with Wilson is worth nearly $8 million and is one of 12 endorsement contracts he has signed that will pay him more than $28 million over the next three years, according to the Sunday Times.

Graeme McDowell (13th) and Rory McIlroy (18th) place on Ireland's young rich list. McDowell is worth nearly $9 million, McIlroy more than $4.4 million.

-- John Strege