WATCH: This impression of Padraig Harrington is so good it made the European Ryder Cup team's WhatsApp group 4 years ago

WATCH: This impression of Padraig Harrington is so good it made the European Ryder Cup team's WhatsApp group

This is absolutely fantastic.

Padraig Harrington is undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish sports stars of all-time.

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A three-time major winner, he’s been a fantastic ambassador for the game of golf in Ireland and continues to represent us with distinction on the world stage.

The Irish public has been familiar with Padraig for so long that we’ve got to know many of his personality traits over the years.

The Dubliner is famous for being almost obsessively methodical in his approach to his sport, having tried some techniques that some might call unusual in an effort to stay on top of his game.

That side of Padraig’s personality is brilliantly parodied in an impersonation of Padraig by Brendan Walton, an assistant PGA Coach based out of the Island Golf Club in Donabate in Dublin.

Padraig has been parodied before (most famously by Mario Rosenstock), but we honestly don’t think we’ve seen an impression of him as good as this one.

We’ve been informed that Paul Lawrie has shared it with the European Ryder Cup team’s WhatsApp Group, where it is supposed to have been very well received, even by Padraig himself, who is one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains for this year's tournament.

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If Brendan ever gives up the day job, a career in comedy awaits.

Cheers to Marc McCormack for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, send it to our WhatsApp number 087-4001102 or mail editorial@JOE.ie.

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