Brian Harman is the present chief within the U.S. Open. The 5-foot, 7-inch, 150-pound golf professional is averaging 295 yards off the tee, placing him in prime place on prime of the leaderboard this weekend.
Harman was born in Georgia on January 19, 1987. He has loved enjoying golf since he was very younger. He was on the golf workforce on the University of Georgia. He graduated with a degree in finance in 2009, the identical yr that he turned knowledgeable golfer.
Here's what it is advisable to know:
1. Harman Is an Underdog on the U.S. Open
Regardless of his present lead, Harman is taken into account an underdog on the U.S. Open performed at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, this weekend. On Saturday, CBS Sports had Harman’s odds of profitable at 15 %. Bovada has Harman’s odds set at 5/1.
According to Golf Digest, Harman is hitting 88 % of his fairways.
Followers of Harman know that he’s been enjoying with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, one thing that he says stems again to when his dad dropped him off at soccer follow and informed him “to not be disillusioned if [he] didn’t get to play in any respect.” He went on the market and confirmed his dad, nevertheless. “I performed rather a lot,” he stated. He's wanting on the U.S. Open in a lot the identical method.
“I’m extra motivated by the truth that I’ve made a plan and I’ve caught to the plan thus far. Clearly I do not know what [Sunday] holds, however I’m extra motivated by the best way that I’m hanging the ball. It’s the perfect I’ve struck the ball in a very long time. And my brief recreation is fairly good. I’ve been placing it fairly good,” Harman stated.
The video under exhibits an interview that Harman did after Saturday’s spherical.
2. Harman Gained the Wells Fargo Championship in Might
In 2010, Harman gained his first professional event; the 2010 Manor Basic. He certified for the U.S. Open in 2012. Two years later, Harman gained his very first PGA Tour title on the John Deere Basic.
On August 30, 2015, Harman earned himself a spot on a reasonably unique record. He was at The Barclays at Plainfield Nation Membership in Edison, New Jersey, when he sunk two holes-in-one in the identical spherical. He's the third participant in PGA Tour historical past to have ever executed so.
On Might 7, 2017, Harman gained his second PGA Tour event on the Wells Fargo Championship held at Eagle Level Golf Membership in Wilmington, North Carolina. You'll be able to watch his No. 18 birdie within the video under.
As well as, Harman has additionally performed for the united statesNational Group in 2005, 2006, 2007, and in 2009.
Three. Harman Is Married to Kelly Van Slyke & They Have 1 Youngster Collectively
In December 2014, Harman married Van Slyke, a former radiation therapist on the UC San Diego Radiation Oncology Middle. Harman proposed to Van Slyke simply eight months prior whereas the 2 have been out searching turkeys. The couple was planning to get married in November of that yr, however moved their wedding ceremony date to December as a result of of the Georgia-Auburn soccer recreation slated for the Saturday that they had initially chosen.
“I advised her individuals gained’t come to our wedding ceremony. If you would like all of the folks that we like to return don’t do it on a Georgia soccer weekend,” Harman stated.
All the things labored out completely, nevertheless. Harman and Slyke ended up tying the knot on December 13, 2014, giving them the extremely wanted date of 12/13/14.
“The date simply turned out goofy like that,” Harmon beforehand stated.
On June eight, 2016, the Harmans welcomed their first youngster, daughter Cooper Marie Harman, into the world.
four. Everybody Needs to Know ‘What’s within the Bag’
When you seek for info on Harman, you’re in all probability going to get some outcomes about “what’s within the bag.” According to Golf WRX, Harman is carrying the next gear on the 2017 U.S. Open.
His driver is a TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 levels) with an Aldila Rogue Silver 60S Restricted Version shaft.
He has three woods which might be all TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 levels). The shafts on these woods are all Fujikura Speeder 661X Evolution IIs.
Harmon’s irons are Titleist 716 CB (Three-9 iron) with True Mood Dynamic Gold Tour Challenge S400 shafts.
His wedges are Vokey SM6 (46-08 F Grind, 50-08 F Grind, 54-10) and TaylorMade xFT ZTP (60), each with True Mood Dynamic Gold Tour Difficulty S400 shafts.
He makes use of a TaylorMade Spider OS CB putter and his golf ball of selection is the Titleist Pro V1.
The caddie carrying Harman’s bag is Scott Tway.