Brian Harman, the 5-foot-7 “little giant,” hunts down The Open

Brian Harman (36, USA – pictured) won the 151st The Open Championship at the British Open, the final major of the season. Harman shot a final round of 13-under-par to finish six shots clear of the second-place group, which included Joo Hyung Kim and Yon Rahm Rahm, and take home the Claret Jug. It was his third career victory on the PGA Tour and first major championship.

Harman hadn’t won a tournament in more than six years, since the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2017, and had already been labeled as an out-of-form player. At 5-foot-7, Harman’s average driving distance of 283 yards was 126th out of 156 players in the tournament. But he made crucial putts at key junctures to stay in the lead and overcame boos from local fans who wanted to see a British player like Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) or Tommy Fleetwood (England) win.메이저놀이터

Harman, an avid hunter, plays golf with his left hand, although he normally uses his right. Harman is only the third left-handed golfer to win the 151st edition of the tournament, following Bob Charles (NZL) in 1963 and Phil Mickelson (USA) in 2013. Harman is also the fifth left-handed champion in a major, joining Mike Weir (CAN) at the 2003 Masters and Bubba Watson (USA) at the 2012 and 2014 Masters.

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