Brian Harman returns to competition this week for a first time since capturing the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Harman has clearly enjoyed his time away from the eurphoria that engulfed the American late last month in capturing golf’s oldest major, as evident by again singling out his delight in riding a new tractor on his Sea Island property.
Though it has not been all smooth riding as Harman explained when he was asked to share with the media what he’d has been up ahead of this week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship and the opening event of the Play-Offs.
“I will say that life is better as a major champion than not. It’s been a wild ride, man. I’ve kept the Claret Jug right on top of our kitchen counter. My wife has asked me to move it several times, and it’s like, no, that’s a hard no, it’s going to stay right here,” said Harman smiling.
“I’ve caught myself walking by it looking at it, and be like, damn, man, I still can’t believe it happened. I’m very grateful, very thankful. It was a very wild experience”.
And Harman was asked also if he’d spoken to any fellow major winners how to now cope with being a winner at the game’s highest level.
“I had a little chat with Scottie Scheffler yesterday. He’s always so gracious. Just about how he’s dealt with — I’ve always enjoyed going out to dinner when I’m on the road by myself, just going to a hole-in-the-wall place and getting dinner, and it’s probably going to be a minute before I get to enjoy that again.
“There’s guys that have to deal with it to a much greater scale than I’ve had to. I’ve asked a few of them how they kind of handle it.”
Great tale Brian and good golfing this week.