It may only seem like it, but golf professionals with the last name of “Harman” tend to be a little on the, shall we say, vertically-challenged spectrum of height. Reigning United States Golf Teachers Cup champion Mark Harman stands just 5′ 7″, as does a tour golfer with the same last name who is making his mark on the professional scene, Brian Harman.

The latter Harman gained notoriety for taking the 54-hole lead into the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open, only to be overtaken by Brooks Koepka’s sterling 66 (see “PRO” File – Touring Professional Brooks Koepka). Earlier this year, Harman won the Wells Fargo Championship when his 28-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole found the bottom of the cup to edge no less than world number one Dustin Johnson.

As a junior player, Harman himself was ranked number one, winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, and went on to play at the University of Georgia. Harman did not get his tour card right away, instead toiling on the mini-tours for several years before making it to the main stage. He recorded his first victory at the John Deere Classic in 2014, but that victory did not propel him to greater heights. Heading into the 2016-17 season, he re-dedicated himself, resulting in improved play and a near-miss in a major championship.

Harman lives in Sea Island, Georgia, with his wife Kelly and their daughter Cooper.
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