“It would mean the world to me,” Brain Harman hoping to be picked for Ryder Cup team following DOMINATING Round 2 performance at Open Championship

Brian Harman has emerged as the leader at the Open Championship. His performance at the Royal Liverpool has raised questions regarding his participation at the Ryder Cup.


“It would mean the world to me,” Brain Harman hoping to be picked for Ryder Cup team following DOMINATING Round 2 performance at Open Championship

Brain Harman (Pic Credit: NY Post)

The Open Championship is in full flow. The last major of the year is halfway through its conclusion. Excitement among the fans has peeked up as several incidents were recorded in the first two days. While many big names dropped out, one name has emerged as a favorite to go all the way. Brian Harman currently sits at the top of the leaderboard with a five-stroke lead. He is now also eyeing a spot at the Ryder Cup.

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The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in golf. A team competition which is held every two years features a team of US and European golfers. The merger of golf might have spoiled some fun, players are eager to represent themselves on the big stage. Harman is hoping one of the Ryder Cup captains does pick him. He though later added that he is not thinking about it too much.

Speaking at a press conference after the round on Friday, Harman said spent he has made years thinking about it. He mentioned how despite everything he would always end up between 13th and 18th on the list. “It would mean the world to me to play on the Ryder Cup team. I think I would do very well but I am not thinking about it all,” Harman claimed.

US Captain Zach Johnson has a big list to look forward to. While the likes of Brooks Koepka have emerged as a key candidate, the performances of Justin Thomas have been worrisome. If Harman does go on to win the Open on Sunday, he becomes a hot favorite for the team.

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Brain Harman standing on verge of golf greatness

The 151st Open Championship is continuing to surprise everyone. As the top-ranked players have struggled to find their feet, the underdogs have risen to the challenge. Defending champion Cameron Smith himself was on the verge of missing the cut. However, some timely displays at the end gave him another day to fight. The battle though seems to be far from his hands as Brain Harman opens up a big lead.

Harman though knows nothing is done yet. At the 2017 US Open, he had a three-stroke lead. Harman managed to give up that lead and fired a score of 72 to finish behind Brooks Koepka for joint second. This time though he has some history on his side. According to ESPN Stats and Info, he is the ninth different player in the last four decades to have a five or more-stroke lead at a major after 36 holes. Each of the last eight went on to win the title, the latest being Scottie Scheffler at the 2022 Masters.

Looking at these stats, one would say Harman has the claret jug in the back. The sport of golf though has seen some dramatic changes. Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood trails him by five strokes going into the third round. With the home crowd beside him, Fleetwood would be hoping to mount a challenge as he chases his first major win.

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