BRIAN HARMAN & WIFE, KELLY.
Sunday can make or break golfers. At the WELLS FARGO OPEN, the Eagle Point Country Club Course in Wilmington, N.C., broke Patrick Reed and made Brian Harman.
All Patrick Reed had to do was play the same consistent golf that gave him the 54-hole lead for one more round. Instead, he lived the “golfers nightmare,” with bogeys on four of six holes to fade to a 12th-place tie.
In contrast, Brian Harman played consistent golf, gaining the win in dramatic fashion, draining an 18-foot putt into the middle of the cup on the final hole.
It was far from easy, as a mere one-stroke behind was Dustin Johnson, who was looking to create a little drama of his own. Harman’s win denied Johnson of a fourth straight win in his last four tournaments. Incredibly, this strong year was interrupted by a freak household accident when Johnson tripped down a flight of stairs right before the Masters. This would seem to indicate that the golf course is a safer haven for him than his own house.
Also among those Harman had to hold off to gain his second career PGA Tour win was Jon Rahm with one victory already this season and Pat Perez, who has created enough buzz on Tour in 2017 to be the subject of a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED story earlier this year.