A few days after retrieving Victor Dubuisson’s forgotten putter from a port-a-john at the Ryder Cup, Padraig Harrington had a left-behind piece of golf equipment brought to him in the nick of time.
Harrington had left his golf shoes in the Old Course Hotel at St. Andrews, but didn’t realize it until he’d arrived at Carnoustie for the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Bill Murray, who’s playing in the European Tour’s equivalent of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, got wind of the Irishman’s bad luck, retrieved the shoes and brought them with him to Carnoustie.
“So we went up and broke into room, and I got to try on some of his clothes and then I grabbed his shoes,” Murray said, according to Golf by Tour Miss.
Good thing for Harrington, as he shot 6-under 66 to get into the early mix.