25 Things You Didn't Know About Brian Harman

Get to know left-handed American professional Brian Harman better with these 25 facts

Brian Harman holds his finish on an iron shot
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1. Brian Harman was born 19th January 1987 in Savannah, Georgia.

2. The American enjoyed an extremely successful amateur career, with the standout victory being the 2003 US Junior Championship. Harman was also a member of two winning US Walker Cup teams (2005 and 2009).

3. Despite being right-handed, Harman plays golf left-handed. It is the only sport he plays with this hand.

4. His hobbies include fishing and hunting. He often bow hunts with current PGA Tour pro, Patton Kizzire. "I've been a Hunter my entire life. I enjoy the strategy of it," he said at the 151st Open. "Yeah, we eat a lot of wild meat at my house, so I enjoy butchering, and I do a lot of hunting."

5. He learned to skin a deer at the age of 8 and now owns a hunting facility. "Back home at the hunting place that I own, we plant food for the animals," he said. "We have prescribed fire for the animals. Everything we do is for the wildlife, and then when we harvest it, we respect it and take care of it and feed our families with it."

6. Harman made his PGA Tour debut whilst he was still an amateur. This came at the 2004 MCI Heritage.

7. He attended the University of Georgia, where he was a three-time 2nd Team All-American, winning the 2005 NCAA Preview and the 2006 Isleworth Invitational.

8. Harman is a huge sports fan and follows all teams from Atlanta, as well as the Georgia Bulldogs.

9. At the 2012 Players Championship, Harman was involved in a peculiar scenario. Being the first reserve, Harman was too late to join Carl Pettersson and Robert Garrigus after their playing partner, D.A. Points, withdrew just minutes before his tee time. As the duo had already teed off, tournament officials allowed Harman to tee off alone in his first round.

10. The American's family are all world-class scuba divers and spear fishers.

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Harman at the 2015 Barclays after making two holes-in-one.(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

11. At the 2015 Barclays, Harman became only the third player in PGA Tour history to make two holes-in-one in one round. One came at the 183-yard third hole and the other at the 218-yard 14th hole.

12. Harman's caddie is a man called Scott Tway, brother to Bob Tway, the golfer who won the 1986 PGA Championship in dramatic fashion.

13. The American lives in his home state of Georgia with his wife Kelly and their two children: daughter Cooper and son Walter.

14. Harman is sponsored by Titleist, MegaCorp, Columbia, NetJets and GTL (Guaranteed Trust Life). Harman primarily uses Titleist clubs with a TaylorMade putter. 

15. He won his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2014 John Deere Classic, where he beat Zach Johnson by a single stroke. That victory secured him a debut start at The Open at Royal Liverpool.

Brian Harman holds up a yellow Open flag

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16. His second PGA Tour victory came at Quail Hollow in the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Harman beat Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez by one.

17. His career-best world ranking is 20th.

18. He held the 54-hole lead at the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills. He eventually finished T2nd for his best ever Major finish.

19. His only other top-10 finish in a Major came at the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2022. He came T6th.

20. He lists his proudest achievement as continually making the FedEx Cup Playoffs. "This year will be the 12th straight year that I've made the FedExCup Playoffs," he said after the third round at the 151st Open. "I'm not sure how many guys have done that. I'm proud of that."

21. He is a short hitter by modern standards. Harman has averaged between 288-292 yards off the tee over the past five years, which puts him well outside of the top 100. The longest hitters on the PGA Tour hit their drives around 30 yards further.

22. He has won around $29m on the PGA Tour.

23. As well as his two official PGA Tour wins, he also won the 2019 QBE Shootout with friend Patton Kizzire.

24. Harman always uses a quarter to mark his ball.

25. He ball of choice is the Titleist Pro V1.

Brian Harman career earnings

Harman's career earnings on the PGA Tour stand at $29m - as of July 2023. He turned pro in 2009 and joined the PGA Tour in 2012. He has made over 230 cuts on the PGA Tour in around 340 starts. Harman has two wins, four runners-up finishes and nine third-places.

Brian Harman height - how tall is he?

Brian Harman is 5'7" tall.

Brian Harman net worth

It's unclear what Brian Harman's net worth is, but he has made around $29m on the PGA Tour in on-course earnings. On top of that, he also has sponsorship deals with companies such as Titleist, Netjets, MegaCorp and others.

How far does Brian Harman drive the ball?

Brian Harman is considered to be a short hitter by modern standards on the PGA Tour. He averaged 292.2 yards on the PGA Tour for the 2021/22 season, which put him 159th on the list. Over the past five years he has averaged between 288 and 293 yards. The longest hitters on the PGA Tour average around 30+ yards further.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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