26 Jul, 2023
By FactsWow Team
Someone in the grandstands yelled, 'Hit it in the bunkers!' as American Brian Harman struck his first tee shot of the 151st Open Championship's final round on Sunday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
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Harman, 36, joins Phil Mickelson (2013) and Bob Charles (1963) as the only other left-handed winners of The Open.
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Harman was and did. In the 108-year history of the United States Golf Association, he was only the third left-handed champion of the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur. He was the youngest player to represent America in the Walker Cup 2005.
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Following Harman's 5-under 67 on Friday in the second round, which gave him a 5-stroke lead, everyone in Great Britain wanted someone else to take the title instead of him. He had transformed the Super Bowl against England into a first-half thrashing and never lost the advantage.
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The 36-year-old Georgian made it look far too simple on the path to his big debut triumph. Harman was the ideal candidate because of his cool, collected demeanor as he made his way to the claret jug and history.
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He made bogeys on two of the opening five holes of Sunday's final round, cutting his lead to three. But after that, he added two more birdies on the back nine and recorded back-to-back birdies.
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The four runners-up are practically only for the record due to the margin of victory. However, Jon Rahm (+1200), Tom Kim (+4000), Jason Day (+9000), and Sepp Straka (+20000) can take some comfort in the fact that they only lost to one other player, no matter how easily and surgically.
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After winning the Masters, Rahm wanted another major championship in 2023. Brooks Koepka, who won the PGA Championship (+3300), and Wyndham Clark, who won the U.S. Open (+5000), finished T64 and T33, respectively. The reigning champion, Cameron Smith (+1600), placed T33 as well.
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Rory McIlroy, who last claimed victory at Royal Liverpool in 2014, was listed as the outcome's shortest shot this week at +1000. He registered in a second-place tie. At +1200, Scottie Scheffler was the second-shortest. He ended T23 and didn't factor.
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