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The Open Championship Review: Brian Harman’s Remarkable Performance and Akshay Bhatia’s First-Career PGA Tour Victory

This Week In Golf Podcast – Episode 27

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In this thrilling podcast episode, we dive into the exceptional performance of Brian Harman in The Open Championship, discussing the odds stacked against him, his precision on the green, and his impressive consistency throughout the tournament. Despite being listed with +12,000 odds to win, Harman defied expectations, showcasing an awe-inspiring skill with the putter, sinking an astounding 58 out of 59 putts inside 10 feet. We explore how he achieved consistent contact with the putter, expertly striking the ball from the same spot each time.

Throughout the tournament, Harman displayed remarkable course management, hitting into only two bunkers all week, proving his adaptability and control under pressure. With his recent success, we delve into his earnings, discussing the impressive $8.2 million he accumulated this year alone and his average yearly earnings of $3.5 million since 2013. His illustrious career earnings amounting to a staggering $31 million serve as a testament to his prowess in the game of golf.

While examining Harman’s career, we also reflect on his three career wins and delve into his impressive 70% cut-making rate in events he competes in, highlighting his consistency as a top-tier golfer. Moreover, we discuss his 10th World Golf Ranking, reaffirming his status among the elite players in the sport.

Despite his remarkable achievements, Harman faced adversity in The Open Championship, with the crowd being less than supportive and NBC seemingly wanting him to falter. Nevertheless, Harman carried a lead since Friday, illustrating his resilience and mental fortitude.

In addition to Brian Harman’s spectacular performance, we shift gears to celebrate Akshay Bhatia’s first-career victory at the Barracuda Championship. We discuss his triumph in a one-hole sudden-death playoff, showcasing the young golfer’s potential and highlighting the significance of his victory after only 36 starts on the PGA Tour. His impressive earnings of $684,000 reinforce the impact of this win on his budding career.

Finally, we wrap up by examining the current team selection process for the Ryder Cup and discussing the golfers on the outside looking to secure their spots on the prestigious team. We analyze potential contenders vying for a place in this historic event and the excitement surrounding the upcoming Ryder Cup.

Tune in to this episode of the podcast to get a comprehensive review of The Open Championship, celebrate Akshay Bhatia’s breakthrough victory, and gain insights into the Ryder Cup selection process and its notable contenders.