Brian Harman eyeing Ryder Cup spot on Staff USA after racing to victory at The Open
- Brian Harman raced to a six-shot victory at The Open on Sunday night
- The American is now eyeing a debut spot on the USA’s roster on the Ryder Cup
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When he recovers from the after-effects of consuming a celebratory Guinness or two from the Claret Jug, Harman will be capable of ponder the welcome prospect of a longed-for debut within the biennial occasion in Rome.
Harman’s six-shot victory lifted him from twentieth within the standings into the highest six computerized qualifying locations and successfully ends the two-time Walker Cup winner’s lengthy look ahead to a Ryder Cup debut.
‘I’ve spent I do not know what number of years chasing,’ Harman stated following the second spherical of 65 which supplied the springboard for his first main title.
‘It all the time appears it is proper there on the finish and I find yourself in between thirteenth and 18th on the record and I am hoping for a decide. It could imply the world to me to play on the Ryder Cup workforce. I believe I might do very effectively.’
Brian Harman holds the Claret Jug aloft after profitable The Open at Hoylake on Sunday
Harman celebrates after holing out on the 18th inexperienced at Royal Liverpool to win his first main
Talking after lifting the Claret Jug, the 36-year-old left-hander added: ‘I get pleasure from match play. I’ve performed effectively in all of the match play tournaments I’ve performed in.
‘I had a very good junior file and novice file in match play. I benefit from the head-to-head competitors.
‘I had plenty of success as a junior golfer. I gained the US Junior after which as an novice I used to be the primary ranked novice on the earth for an excellent whereas, was the youngest American to get picked for the Walker Cup.
‘I had success. Like I had the pedigree. Then I obtained to varsity and it simply type of sputtered a little bit bit. I simply did not sustain the development.
‘My professional profession has been actually good at instances and never good at instances. Final yr felt like I type of discovered one thing a little bit bit, and yeah, man, it has been nice.’
Harman’s efficiency at Hoylake means he is not going to be needing to depend on a wild card to make the journey to Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership, though his possibilities might have been higher than imagined given the identification of the US captain.
‘He is a very good pal of mine,’ Zach Johnson stated after carding a closing 74 on Sunday.
‘We reside on St. Simons Island. I’ve recognized him for years. Nice household, nice spouse, nice youngsters. The Harmans are expensive buddies of mine.
‘What’s transpiring the final couple tournaments he is performed in doesn’t shock me within the least. He’s a really formidable competitor, primary.
Harman is sweet buddies with Zach Johnson (pictured), who additionally performed at The Open
‘Quantity two, hey, what does Brian Harman do very well? Properly, he does all the pieces fairly effectively. He is an excellent driver of the golf ball and a really, very, superb putter.
‘Then if all the pieces else is sweet, then it may be fairly deadly. Our video games are very comparable aside from the truth that he stands on the mistaken facet of the golf ball.
‘He hits it a little bit additional. He is gritty. He is obtained an ideal ensemble of coaches and a workforce.
‘He is nonetheless younger sufficient and aggressive sufficient that I believe there’s nonetheless room for enchancment in his sport, which is fairly scary as a result of I believe he is actually, actually good.’