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Brian Harman wins first PGA title to reach British Open

Published on Jul 14, 2014 8:00 AM
 
Brian Harman walks off the 12th green during the final round of the John Deere Classic held at TPC Deere Run on July 13, 2014 in Silvis, Illinois. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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