After a round-killing double bogey, Brian Harman gave an interview that was painfully awkward.

April 20, 2024

Without mentioning any specific names, some notable PGA Tour players tend to evade the media following a disastrous score of double bogey on their last hole. However, Brian Harman does not belong in that category and faces them head-on.

At the RBC Heritage, the current Open champion started with a score of one-under 70 on Thursday. Although it was not enough to break Harbour Town’s record course, it must have been relieving after his poor performance of 81-72-MC at last week’s Masters championship. Harman did not share in this relief as he had a disappointing finish with three over par for his final three holes and double bogeying on the par-four eighteenth hole – quite painful!

Harman was playing solid golf, four under and without a single bogey until he reached the par-3 17th. Unfortunately, he failed to recover after missing his six-foot putt for par from just off green side on that hole. The trouble continued on number 18 when Harman’s second shot strayed into native area left of the green. Even though it took him four shots to get back onto the putting surface, an eleven-foot attempt failed leading to his settling for a disappointing six at this stage of match play which likely did not improve his mood or appetite during lunchtime thereafter!

Despite the few questions posed to Harman, he didn’t shy away. He displayed professionalism in answering them like an experienced expert. However, with only four queries asked, Harman’s responses were brief and reminiscent of a girl trying to give a strong hint to someone who likes her using minimal words.

I appreciate the effort put forth by whoever asked the question at the end. Brian, would you mind taking us through what happened with that hole that negatively impacted your entire day?

The guy deserves recognition as he had the option to completely evade this situation like most people would. Opting for taking the questions and giving unsatisfactory answers instead of remaining silent is a far more favorable approach.