Brian Harman is ready to give the Rocket Mortgage Classic another chance. Given the way he’s playing, it’s advisable for him to try to keep the momentum going regardless of course fit.
The lefty is coming off his fourth top-10 of the season and his second runner-up finish after taking T-2nd last week at a designated event, the Travelers Championship.
Granted, Harman never scared tournament champ Keegan Bradley, who led by as much as five late on Sunday and strolled to a three-shot win.
However, it earned Harman more than a million bucks and rocketed him inside the top 20 in the FedEx Cup entering the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
This is the former Georgia Bulldog’s first visit to Detroit Golf Club since missing cuts here in 2019 (70-70) and 2020 (71-71). The fact that he’s 6-under-par through four rounds and hasn’t made a penny at this event must be tough to swallow, but it shows he could finally break through this year now that he’s in form.
He comes in with made cuts in three of his last four events, including T-43rd at the U.S. Open.
Harman ranks in the top 50 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained off-the-tee and putting.
Driving accuracy is diminished this week in a sense, but if you miss fairways you can still get into trouble. They are fairly wide, but playing to the right angles to attack the green is a common component of Donald Ross courses.
Harman is accurate enough to not only hit tons of fairways, but he can place his ball better than the bombers and still have reasonable clubs on approach on a reasonably sized 7,300-yard layout.
He’s 10th in driving accuracy (67.29%). Harman’s also 20th in average proximity to the hole on approach (36’4”).