Brian Harman fires pair of aces at Barclays
Brian Harman fired not one but two holes-in-one on Sunday in the final round of the Barclays, just the third time in US PGA Tour history a player has aced two holes in one round.
Edison: Brian Harman fired not one but two holes-in-one on Sunday in the final round of the Barclays, just the third time in US PGA Tour history a player has aced two holes in one round.
Harman, who started the day 11 shots off the overnight lead shared by Jason Day and Bae Sang-Moon, jump-started his morning round with a hole-in-one with a seven-iron from 183 yards at the par-three third hole at Plainfield Country Club.
He was left speechless when his four-iron from 218 yards off the tee at the par-three 14th took a small bounce on the green and rolled into the cup.
"Yeah, it`s pretty cool," said the 28-year-old American. "I`ll remember this day for sure.
"I`m still in a little shock about it," he added. "It`s pretty crazy to play a hundred-some-odd tournaments and never have one, but to have two in the same tournament is pretty awesome."
According to the PGA Tour, amateur Bill Whedon at the 1955 Insurance City Open and Japan`s Yusaku Miyazato at the tournament in Reno in 2006 are the only other players to sign for two aces on an official US PGA Tour scorecard.
Harman finished with a two-under-par 68 for a two-under total of 278 -- still outside the top 30 when he walked off the course.
He is projected to be well inside the top 100 in the FedEx Cup playoff standings when the tournament, thereby advancing to the second event of the playoff series that ends with the Tour Championship.
Harman quipped that he was shocked that neither of his aces came with a sponsor`s prize such as a car, as is sometimes on offer at selected holes at US tour events.
However, his feat will be a windfall for two people thanks to a sweepstakes offered by tour sponsor Quicken Loans this season that offered a year`s worth of mortgage payments to a randomly selected entrant in the contest for each ace notched in a tour event.