The new British Open Champion Pádraig Harrington arrives home to Dublin.

Following his victory at the British Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland, Irish professional golfer Pádraig Harrington lands at Dublin's Weston Aerodrome accompanied by his wife Caroline and son Paddy.

Pádraig Harrington is the first Irish golfer to win The Open for 60 years. Holding the trophy known as the Claret Jug, he speaks to reporters gathered at the airport. Now home, the Dubliner is looking forward to celebrating his victory with friends and family. He plans to party for the whole week as he only has one golfing engagement,

So I'm good to go all week.

He is coming to terms with his win,

I don’t want it to sink in, I’m going to savour it for a long time; hopefully it will take years for it to sink in.

At the age of 35, Pádraig Harrington feels it is too soon to put him in the pantheon of Irish sporting greats,

There’s no way as a current player I could compare or put myself in there but you know someday when I’m talking to my grandchildren maybe I will.

Pádraig Harrington’s next golfing fixture is the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio in August. There he will take on the defending champion who he beat at Carnoustie, world number one Tiger Woods.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 July 2007. The reporter is Colm Murray.