See why 297 is a lucky number for James Hahn and Padraig Harrington

See why 297 is a lucky number for James Hahn and Padraig Harrington



This is a first. In consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, the player coming into the week ranked 297th in the Official World Golf Ranking walked away as champion.

James Hahn was ranked 297th in the world when he beat Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a sudden-death playoff for the Northern Trust Open.

Eight days later, Padraig Harrington took The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour win since the 2008 PGA Championship from the 297th spot.



Admittedly, it'd take a long time to do the research to see if something this obscure -- considering the odd ranking of both players -- has happened since the introduction of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986. So we'll just say we've never seen anything like this.

Hahn is 90th this week, with Harrington moving up to 82nd. So who's 297th this week? Englishman Steve Webster is, and he's in this week's Africa Open field.

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