Who Is Padraig Harrington's Caddie?

The Irishman has had Ronan Flood, his brother-in-law, on the bag since 2004

Padraig Harrington's Caddie
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The Irishman has had Ronan Flood, his brother-in-law, on the bag since 2004

Who Is Padraig Harrington's Caddie?

Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington is one of the most decorated European golfers in history with three Major titles to his name.

The Irishman won the Open Championship in 2007 and 2008, and the PGA Championship in 2008.

So, who is Harrington's caddie?

Who Is Padraig Harrington's Caddie? - Meet Ronan Flood

Harrington has had Ronan Flood on the bag since 2004, with the pair spending a very successful 17 years together to date.

Flood was on the bag of Harrington in all three of his Major wins as well as Ryder Cups, Masters and other prestigious tournaments around the world.

Padraig Harrington's caddie

Flood and Harrington celebrate after winning the 2007 Open at Carnoustie

He and Padraig are actually childhood friends and are married to sisters - Caroline and Suzie Gregan - making them brother-in-laws.

Padraig is married to Caroline, and Ronan is married to Suzie.

The pair met at Stackstown Golf Club, to the south of Dublin, in their junior golf days.

Flood was a fine golfer with a low single figure handicap and played for the University College Dublin.

Harrington and Flood hold the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2008 PGA Championship at Oakland Hills

He went on to be an assistant bank manager before leaving his job to pick up Harrington's bag in 2004.

They haven't looked back, remaining partners out on the golf course ever since.

His best memory from being a caddie was in 2008 at Royal Birkdale, "walking down the 72 hole of the 2008 Open knowing we had it won," according to The Caddie Network.

His best memory was walking down the 18th at Royal Birkdale during Harrington's second Open win.

Flood told TCN his greatest golf memory was "Watching the Masters as a kid. It was effectively the start of a new golfing season when the Masters would come on."

And the best part of being a caddie? "Having an input into the outcome of a tournament," he told The Caddie Network

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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