Brian Harman majors history, career wins, height, college career and more

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Brian Harman of the United States looks on after teeing off on the 1st hole on Day Three of The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 22, 2023 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
HOYLAKE, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Brian Harman of the United States looks on after teeing off on the 1st hole on Day Three of The 151st Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on July 22, 2023 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Brian Harman ran out to a massive lead at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, which has fans asking about his major history, career wins, and more.

Every player seemed to be grinding for even-par in the second round of the 2023 Open Championship on Friday — well, every player except for Brian Harman.

The 36-year-old Savannah, GA native fired off the round of the day by a mile at Royal Liverpool Golf Club as he eagled his final hole of the day to card a 6-under round of 65, giving him a five-stroke lead heading into the weekend.

On Saturday at The Open, Harman stumbled out of the gates as the 36-hole leader, but then found his groove and got hot early on his back-nine of the day on Saturday, rebuilding his lead and holding a six-stroke advantage over the field with only a few holes left to play before going into Sunday.

Harman was surely not among the favorites at The Open Championship and definitely not one of the biggest names in the field. So with his spot atop the leaderboard, that had fans asking about his major championship history, career wins, and more about the potential Champion Golfer of the Year.

Brian Harman majors career: Best finishes in The Open Championship, every major

Let’s take a look at the best major championship finishes at The Open Championship and the other three major championships for Brian Harman, in addition to adding some context to that and looking deeper at his history in the majors.

  • The Masters: T12 (2021)
  • PGA Championship: T13 (2017)
  • US Open: T2 (2017)
  • The Open Championship: T6 (2022)

Harman’s first five starts at The Open were less than stellar with a T26 and four missed cuts. In the past two years, though, he’s seemingly cracked the code with links golf, finishing T19 at Royal St. George’s and then T6 last year, his best finish at the tournament, at St. Andrews.

His best finish at a major prior to this Open, though, was at Erin Hills for the 2017 US Open. He was the 54-hole leader at, incidentally, the links-style course but was chased down in the final round by Brooks Koepka, the eventual champion. Those two finishes at The Open and US Open were his only Top 10 finishes in majors prior to this week at Royal Liverpool.

Brian Harman career wins on PGA Tour, as a professional

Brian Harman has two career wins on the PGA Tour to his credit, the last coming in May 2017. His maiden victory came at the 2014 John Deere Classic as he recorded a -22 week to earn a one-shot win over Zach Johnson. His last victory on Tour came at the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, outlasting Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez to get the win.

As a professional, Harman has two more wins to his credit, winning the 2010 Manor Classic on the eGolf Professional Tour, a mini tour based out of Charlotte, NC. He also won the PGA Tour-adjacent QBE Shootout in 2018, a team event where he partnered with Patton Kizzire for the victory.

Brian Harman height? How tall is The Open Championship leader?

Though it isn’t evident with another shorter player in professional golf like he was with Tommy Fleetwood for the third round at The Open, Brian Harman’s height is often a talking point. The veteran pro is listed at just 5-foot-7, making him one of the shorter players on the PGA Tour. We often hear commentary mention this in relation to his game as his diminutive stature limits his distance off of the tee and throughout the bag. He more than makes up for that with ball striking and accuracy, however.

Where did Brian Harman go to college?

A native of Savannah, GA, Brian Harman attended the University of Georgia and was a member of the Bulldogs famed golf team. He was a three-time All-American (Second Team) in his college career and won two separate events. In addition to his work exclusively for the Bulldogs, he was also a member of the Walker Cup teams for the United States in both 2005 and 2009. Additionally, he also won the US Junior Amateur in 2003 as a 16-year-old.

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