Brian Harman shot a 1-under-standard 70 Sunday to win his first major title at The 151st Open Title at Illustrious Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Britain.
Harman, 36, lifted the Claret Container with a final score of 13-under 271, winning by six strokes subsequent to keeping up with the five-shot lead he’s safeguarded since Friday.
Harman got out five shots ahead by opening the week with rounds of 67 and 65, then would not fall back to the chasing pack. With Sunday the rainiest day of the title, no one in the field shot better compared to a 67, passing on Harman to finish off the career-changing victory easily.
Tom Kim of South Korea (67), Australia’s Jason Day (69), Sepp Straka of Austria (69) and Jon Rahm of Spain (70) tied for second at 7 under standard. Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Emiliano Grillo of Argentina each shot 68 to tie for 6th at 6 under.
Harman entered the week ranked a good No. 26 on the planet yet had not won on the PGA Visit starting around 2017. He joined Rahm (Bosses), Creeks Koepka (PGA Title) and Wyndham Clark (U.S. Open) as the four men to win major championships in 2023.
In similar fashion to his rough beginning on Saturday, Harman was 2 over through five openings Sunday. His drive at the standard 5 fifth opening – – the least demanding on the course – – found a gorse bush, driving him to take an unplayable untruth punishment. That limited his lead to three shots over Rahm at that time.
Harman answered by birdieing the standard 3 6th and par-4 seventh, sinking putts from 14 and 24 feet, to get back to 12 under. And after bogeying the par-3 13th hole, Harman drilled a 40-foot birdie putt center-cup at the par-4 14th.
On a course with 82 fortifications, Harman arrived in only two the entire week – – the second coming at his 72nd opening. He drove the field in strokes acquired putting, and of the simple six intruder he made for the current week, he followed four with a birdie on the exceptionally next opening.
McIlroy completed in the main 10 for the seventh time in his beyond eight majors. August will check an entire a long time since he brought home his last major championship.
Cameron Youthful, who started the day five off the speed and played in the final pairing with Harman, faded to a 2-over of 73. He completed tied for eighth at 5 under with India’s Shubhankar Sharma (70).
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