August 30, 2015
By Steve Politi
EDISON, NJ – AUGUST 27: Brian Harman of the United States hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on August 27, 2015 in Edison, New Jersey. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
EDISON — For most of us mortals, one hole-in-one would be enough for a lifetime. PGA Tour player Brian Harman had two … in the same round … in a span of 12 holes at Plainfield Country Club during the final round of The Barclays.
First he aced the 196-yard par-3 third hole, but unfortunately, that was before the TV cameras went live with their coverage. A few hours later, he stepped to the tee at 228-yard 14th hole and … well, listen to the announcers.
How rare is it? Put it this way: There have been over a million rounds played in PGA Tour tournaments. This is just the third time that a player had a pair of aces on his scorecard.
Unfortunately for Harman, he also had five bogeys. Still: Beers are on this guy. Lots and lots of beers. Oh, and because of a PGA promotion, a year’s worth of mortgage payments for a couple of lucky fans, too.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 30, 2015
Harman is probably not a familiar name for most golf fans. He is a 28-year-old Savannah, Ga., native whose best finish at a major was a tie for 26th at the British Open in 2014.
He has one PGA Tour win on his resume, the 2014 John Deere Classic, but his biggest victory might have been the 2003 Junior Amateur. That was his claim to fame.