“It cannot be better” | Padraig Harrington praises the Adare Manor and the McManus family

The best in the world gathered in Adare over the past two days for the prestigious Pro Am.

After a lengthy wait, the JP McManus Pro Am began in Adare on Monday night after a couple of setbacks. Delayed further by the pandemic, the best in the world descended on Limerick for the prestigious event.

One of Ireland’s best ever golfers Padraig Harrington, was delighted to finally get the chance to line out at the event, that last took place in 2010, as he called it a “relief” to get out on the course.

“There’s a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes so there is a strong sense of relief that we are here now.”

The JP McManus Pro Am is arguably the biggest of its kind in the world with 11 of the top 12 players in the world featuring at the event.

And Harrington was quick to praise the effort of the McManus family who make the tournament what it really is as it also hugely benefits the local economy.

“It is amazing the amount of work JP and his family do behind the scenes, day in, day out. I know it benefits the locals so much, I think the last one raised €39 million for charities. And it’s very hands on from the families themselves, they are actually doing the physical work.”

“As much as JP is the owner, the people of Limerick have taken ownership and they will make sure there will be no stone unturned to make sure the Ryder Cup in 2027 will be a success.”

Watch the interview with Harrington in full below.

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