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Brian Harman

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Brian Harman

Born: 19 January 1987

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

College: University of Georgia

Resides: St. Simons Island, USA

Major Wins: 0

Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 2

Other Wins: 0

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: No

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐


Brian is a former world amateur number 1 who has been as low as number 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings.  Brian won the Wells Fargo Championship and came runner up at the US Open in 2017, the same year he turned 30. 

Brian has a reputation as a tenacious competitor and plays better when trying to prove a point. Indeed, his fellow PGA Tour pro and former college teammate, Harris English has said “You don’t want to give him an extra reason to get mad because he usually plays better.” This was the case when Brian broke through for his first win at the 2014 John Deere Classic, several weeks after he let slip a good chance to win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Five top 10's in 2021 left him world number 60 at the end of the year but he is winless since 2017.

Significant info

Brian came close to losing his tour card in 2019, which caused him "crippling anxiety." After a particularly bad third round at the 3M Open, Brian is quoted as saying, “I made the choice that day that whatever happened, I was going to act like I had been there before. It let me know that I really did need to change the way I was thinking about things and not get so bogged down.” 


Pressure Performance Analysis

Brian has a poor in contention record and even when leading at 36 holes he has struggled to convert (0 from three 36 hole leads). He does have two PGA Tour titles though, his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐.

June 2021 
➖  Began three shots behind Hickock and finsihed 3 shots behind the winner Harris English.

March 2021 
➖  Began The Players Championship 4 shots behind Lee Westwood. Shot 69 to finish 3rd, 2 shots shy.

January 2021 
❌ Began the final round of the American Express 4 shots behind Si Woo Kim. Shot 71 to finish 9 behind Kim. A poor performance.

October 2020 
❌ Began the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open two shots back. Shot the 2nd worst score (72) of anyone in the top 30 to slip to 13th.

January 2018 
❌ Brian was one shot behind going into the final round at The Sony Open but shot a 70 (2nd worst score of anyone in top 35) to lose out by 2.

January 2018 
❌ Began the final round at the Sentry Tournament of Champions two shots behind Dustin Johnson. Sot a 72 (2nd worst score of anyone in the top 20) to finish 3rd.

June 2017 
➖ Held the solo 3rd round lead at the US Open. Shot a respectable 72 to lose out to Brooks Koepka.



Goes best when fresh 
Brian goes very well after a break. Since 2016, his best finish in any given year has come after at least a two week break.

Stays Hot 
Runs of 8-19-5 and 3-5-12-13-18 in 2021, he can be a streaky player.

Events to back Harman

Traveler's Championship
Posted a 5th in 2021 and also been 6th and 3rd previously. 

The Players Championship
3rd, 8th and 8th here since 2015.

Playoff Record

Brian has yet to be in a playoff.

Significant Quotes

​Heritage, 2020
Q. Anything you would like to work on going forward?
BRIAN HARMAN: Just a little bit more consistency with my putting, and there's a couple kind of mental lapses over the week that I wish I could go back and do over.