Brian Harman

Last updated on 19 June 2017

Brian Harman (born January 19, 1987) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He is one of the few left-handed players on tour.

Amateur career

In college, Harman was a three-time 2nd Team All-American on the University of Georgia golf team. He won the 2005 NCAA Preview and the 2006 Isleworth Invitational. He also won the yearly award for highest Grade Point Average three times.

In 2003, Harman won the U.S. Junior Amateur.[1] He won the Players Amateur in 2005,[2] and the Porter Cup in 2007, shooting a tournament record 22-under-par 258.[3]

Harman played on the winning 2005 and 2009 Walker Cup and 2007 Palmer Cup teams.

Professional career

In 2010, Harman played mostly on the EGolf Professional Tour finishing in the top-10 in 11 of his 14 starts. He gained his first pro victory at the Manor Classic where he won by three shots. He also played in three Nationwide Tour events in 2010. His best showing came at the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA where he placed T-18th on his former college course.

Harman was known for a unique situation at the 2012 Players Championship. He was the first alternate when D. A. Points withdrew just minutes before his tee time. Playing partners Carl Pettersson and Robert Garrigus had already teed off and after consulting with the PGA, tournament officials allowed Harman to tee off alone for the first round.[4] Harman eventually got partnered with Ryan Moore and Bud Cauley for round two after Paul Casey withdrew. Harman made the cut and finished T51.

Harman later qualified for his first major, the 2012 U.S. Open. His first PGA Tour win was the 2014 John Deere Classic. In 2015, Harman held the 54 hole lead at the Travelers Championship, but would miss the playoff, won by Bubba Watson, by one stroke and finished in solo third.

On August 30, 2015, at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, Harman became the third player in PGA Tour history to have two aces in the same round.[5]

On May 7, 2017, Harman won the Wells Fargo Championship held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina, for his second PGA Tour win. Harman made a 28-foot putt on the 18th hole to win by one stroke over Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez, who finished at 9-under-par.

Harman held the 54-hole lead at the 2017 U.S. Open played at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin.[6] He entered the final round one stroke clear of three players, at 12 under par, and was the first time he had played in the final group of a major during the final round.

Personal life

Harman resides in Sea Island, Georgia with his wife Kelly Van Slyke.

Amateur wins (5)

Professional wins (3)

PGA Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 13, 2014 John Deere Classic 63-68-65-66=262 −22 1 stroke United States Zach Johnson
2 May 7, 2017 Wells Fargo Championship 71-69-70-68=278 −10 1 stroke United States Dustin Johnson, United States Pat Perez

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP T2
The Open Championship DNP DNP T26 CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T40 CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances

Amateur

See also

References

External links

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