Brian Harman

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Brian Harman
Personal information
Born (1987-01-19) January 19, 1987 (age 31)
Savannah, Georgia
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSea Island, Georgia
SpouseKelly Van Slyke
ChildrenCooper Marie
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Turned professional2009
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT44: 2018
U.S. OpenT2: 2017
The Open ChampionshipT26: 2014
PGA ChampionshipT13: 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[edit]

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[edit]

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. He finished in a tie for second place with Hideki Matsuyama, four strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka, following a final round 72.

Personal life[edit]

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

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
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 (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T44
U.S. Open CUT CUT T2 T36
The Open Championship T26 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T40 CUT T13 T71
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Totals 0 1 0 1 1 2 14 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2017 PGA – 2018 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mexico Championship T5
Match Play R16
Bridgestone Invitational 65 T50 62
HSBC Champions 8 72
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2003 Junior Amateur
  2. ^ Players Amateur champions Archived February 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Porter Cup champions Archived April 15, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ McCabe, Jim (May 10, 2012). "Alternate Harman squeezes into Players field". Golfweek.
  5. ^ Porath, Brendan (August 30, 2015). "PGA Tour pro makes incredible two holes-in-one in same round at Barclays". SB Nation.
  6. ^
  7. ^ The Manor Classic presented by Office Depot - 2010 leaderboard

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