Brian Harman wins first PGA title to reach British Open
Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:00 AM
SILVIS, United States (AFP) - Unheralded American Brian Harman won his first PGA title on Sunday, capturing the John Deere Classic to claim a spot in next week's British Open.
Harman became the 20th player to win his first US tour crown at the US$4.7 million (S$5.8 million) event, firing a final-round 66, five-under par, to finish 72 holes on 22-under 262 for a one-stroke triumph.
Harman, who matched his best prior US PGA finish with a third-place effort at Riviera in February, had missed the cut the past two weeks but took home the top prize of US$846,000 at Deere Run.
"This win gave me a lot of confidence," Harman said.
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