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Brian Harman Clinches His First Major Title at the Open Championship

Harman captures the Claret Jug: (STN Blog)


In a thrilling display of skill, determination, and nerve, American golfer Brian Harman secured his first-ever major championship victory at the 151st Open Championship. Held on the historic links of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, this prestigious tournament showcased some of the world's finest golfers battling for supremacy in challenging conditions. Harman's stellar performance throughout the tournament earned him a well-deserved place in golfing history. Let's dive into the details of his triumphant journey at the 2023 Open Championship.

The Road to Glory:

Brian Harman arrived at the Open Championship with a reputation as a good golfer but had yet to capture a major title. In fact not many golf fans knew much about Harman. Determined to make his mark on one of the grandest stages in golf. Harman spent the entire week leading and finished with a score of 13 under par. Before the Championship, he had spent months honing his skills and preparing for the demanding links-style course at Royal Liverpool.

From the outset and rainy weekend in Liverpool, Harman displayed his talent, posting a solid opening round that put him in contention in the very early rounds. As the tournament progressed, he showcased his remarkable consistency, navigating the unpredictable winds and ever-changing conditions at the Royal Liverpool Golf Course. Harman's ability to adapt to the links that are always changing, proved crucial in maintaining his position among the top golfers in the World.

Nail-biting Final Round:

Heading into the final round of the Championship, Harman found himself leading with a score of 12 under par and shot a remarkable 69. At the time of the third round, he had a 9 under par. His best round came in round 2, in which he shot 65 with an impressive four birdies and one Eagle on the 18th hole. Harman along with Jason Day, Tom Kim, Sepp Straka, John Rham, Rory McIlroy, Emiliano Grillo and Cameron Young were all vying for the coveted Claret Jug. The packed leaderboard added an extra layer of drama to the proceedings, promising an enthralling finish for golf fans across the world.

Harman's final round was nothing short of exceptional, as he demonstrated focus and determination. His iron play and short game shone brightly, enabling him to capitalize on birdie opportunities while also not having many mistakes. Despite the immense pressure, Harman's poise and mental fortitude were evident as he sank crucial putts under the eyes of thousands of spectators.

The Moment of Triumph:

As the final holes unfolded, Harman found himself on the cusp of victory. With a gallery of fans and fellow players witnessing history, he embraced the opportunity to etch his name alongside the top names of golf. On the 18th green, Harman hit a putt for a par on the very last hole of the tournament to secure his first major. Brian Harman had done it. He had captured the 2023 Open Championship, earning the coveted Claret Jug and etching his name into the annals of golf greatness.

A Humble Champion:

In the aftermath of his victory, Brian Harman displayed the same humility and grace that had endeared him to fans and fellow players alike. In interviews, he credited his success to hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support of his team and loved ones.


Brian Harman's triumph at the 2023 Open Championship is a testament to the power of perseverance and self-belief. His journey from promising golfer to major champion serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide. As the golfing world celebrates this new champion, it is clear that Brian Harman's name will forever be synonymous with the prestigious Claret Jug, and his achievement will be remembered as one of the most memorable moments in the history of the Championship. He finished the championship with a score of 13 under par and shot 271 for the entire tournament! Harman made incredible 3 million for winning his first ever major championship! The rest of the top 5 went as followed: Sepp Straka, Jason Day, Tom Kim and reigning major champion John Rahm all tied for second with a score of 7 under par.

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