Who is Brian Harman?
Brian Harman is a long-time professional on the PGA Tour, with wins spanning almost a decade. He claimed his first major title in 2023 at the Open Championship.
He turned professional in 2009 after graduating from the University of Georgia with a finance degree. Whilst he was there, he won two collegiate events, and featured on the winning Walker Cup team twice. When he was picked for the 2005 American side, Harman was the youngest player to ever play in the amateur competition.
His first win as a pro came on the eGolf Professional Tour, winning the Manor Classic. He would have to wait four years before he grabbed a first win on the PGA Tour. That came at the John Deere Classic in 2014, where he beat out Zach Johnson by a single stroke. He also has wins at the Wells Fargo Championship and the QBE Shootout.
Harman’s biggest win to date came in July 2023. After two rounds of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, the Georgia man led by five. It was a lead he would never relinquish, romping home to a comfortable victory in the rain on Sunday afternoon. It was his first major title, and it all but guaranteed him a place at the Ryder Cup for the first time in his career.
Brian Harman | An Overview
Name: Brian Eric Harman
Born: January 19, 1987
Nationality: United States
Residence: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
College: University of Georgia
Turned Pro: 2009
Professional Wins: 5
Highest World Ranking: 8 – August 13, 2023
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 5
2010 (1) – Manor Classic
2014 (1) – John Deere Classic
2017 (1) – Wells Fargo Championship
2018 (1) – QBE Shootout
2023 (1) – Open Championship
Brian Harman | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSi2 (9°,Graphite Design Tour AD IZ TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Titleist TSi2 (13.5°, Fujikura Evolution II 661 S shaft), Titleist TS2 (16.5°, Fujikura Evolution II 661 S shaft)
Irons: Titleist U500 (4-5, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts), Titleist 620 CB (6-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (50°, 54°, 60° – True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider OS CB
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brian Harman
When and where was Brian Harman born?
Brian Harman was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 19, 1987. He started playing golf after his parents moved to a house located right next to a golf course.
When did Brian Harman turn professional?
Harman turned professional in 2009 after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Georgia. His first few years as a pro came on the eGolf Professional Tour before making the jump to the PGA Tour.
How many PGA Tour titles has Brian Harman won?
As of September 2023, Harman has four PGA Tour titles, including a major championship, to his name. The American won the John Deere Classic in 2014 to get his name in the winners’ circle. That was followed by victories at the Wells Fargo Championship and the QBE Shootout, before he won the Open Championship in 2023, his maiden major.
Who is Brian Harman married to?
Harman is married to Kelly Van Slyke. The pair had been dating for several years before getting married in December 2014. The pair have two children, Copper and Walter. Van Slyke works as a radiation therapist.
Did you Know?
Harman became only the third player in the history of the PGA Tour to record two holes-in-one in the same round. He did so at the 2015 Barclays, striking aces at the 3rd and 14th holes.
Right To Left
Harman is actually right handed. He plays all other sports right handed. Golf is the only sport that he plays left handed.
The Hunter Gatherer
Harman is a keen hunter. Speaking about his passion at the 2023 Open Championship, the American said: “I’ve been a Hunter my entire life. I enjoy the strategy of it. Yeah, we eat a lot of wild meat at my house, so I enjoy butchering, and I do a lot of hunting. Back home at the hunting place that I own, we plant food for the animals. We have prescribed fire for the animals. Everything we do is for the wildlife, and then when we harvest it, we respect it and take care of it and feed our families with it.”
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