Brian Harman is known more for his activities outside the golf course than his golfing skills. You might have heard about his stories of learning how to skin a deer at a young age, hunting turkey, and storing wild game in the freezer for future use. However, he is now in the headlines for being the leader of the British Open.
According to the latest sports news report, Harman kept a five-stroke lead over Cameron Young despite wobbling early in the round. He finished 2-under 69 with eighteen holes left to become the British Open champion.
In his 12 years on the PGA Tour, Harman has played in 335 events and won twice. According to bookie pay per head experts, he is most proud of making the FedEx Cup playoffs every year.
Harman Leans the British Open
His advantage in shots was maintained at five. Only the top contenders changed on a rainy day at the British Open. The runner-up from last year at St. Andrews, Cameron Young, was paired with the eventual champion, Brian Harman, on Sunday after he made a birdie putt from a pot bunker in front of the 18th green for a round of 66.
Just as intimidating is the image of Jon Rahm finishing his 63 just as Harman was getting started. Royal Liverpool, hosting the oldest event for the 13th time, had the lowest round in Open history by two strokes.
After starting the third round in the rain and wind, 12 strokes behind the leader, Rahm now has a chance. Harman shot a 201, 12 strokes under par, and has precedent. In the final round of a major championship, Jean Van de Velde was the last player to blow a five-shot lead. That unbelievable triple bogey on the 72nd hole in the 1999 British Open occurred at Carnoustie.
Harman, the Georgian tough guy on the left, seldom makes mistakes like that. His five-shot lead has felt much more remarkable because of where he has been striking the ball (on the grass, not in the pot bunkers).
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