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Padraig Harrington Will Be Getting Hammered On St. Patrick’s Day With President Obama

Padraig Harrington, Irishman, major winner,  President Obama’s drinking buddy?

This will not end well. In fact, this has international incident written all over it. To invite an Irishman who is known to be fond of his drink to the White House on St. Patrick’s Day? Hoo boy.

Indeed that appears to be the case as Harrington announced earlier this week to anyone willing to listen to him that he will attend a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House next week.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Harrington said Wednesday. “It’s something different. Obviously President Obama is one of the most charismatic people of the world, one of the most powerful people in the world; you want to meet these people and see what they are like and get your own judgment on things, if you know what I mean. And you can tell a lot when you meet somebody, so I’m looking forward to that.”

There is no doubt Harrington will be more than happy to talk Obama’s ear off in his charming Irish brogue. That is until the spirits begin to get the best of Ol’ Paddy. Hopefully, he will keep it limited to a bawdy Irish joke or two and not end up pissing in the corner of the Oval Office. That wouldn’t be good for anybody – much less the Irish, which I am one-half, thank you very much.

Harrington headed to White House for St. Patrick’s Day [PGATour.com]