Welcome to GOLF.com’s “Seen & Heard” video series, where we’ll endeavor to give you an inside look at golf’s biggest events through the eyes and ears of our onsite crew. On deck this week: The 2023 Open Championship from Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Let’s go!
ICYMI: John Lennon’s house and a round at West Lancashire | Inside Day 1 at the Open Championship
ICYMI: Nick Faldo, Mike Tirico and an odd local rule | Inside Day 2 at the Open Championship
ICYMI: The new ‘Tiger’, players’ final prep and fan predictions | Inside Day 3 at the Open Championship
ICYMI: Liverpool locals shine, Jon Rahm vents his frustration | Inside Day 4 at the Open Championship
ICYMI: A controversial change and a surprise leader | Inside Day 5 at the Open Championship
ICYMI: Jon Rahm’s charge and Brian Harman’s rise | Inside Day 6 at the Open Championship
After Jon Rahm launched himself into contention with a tournament-low round of 63 on Saturday, he was satisfied that he had given himself a chance. But if he wanted to be the player who would lift the claret jug on Sunday, he was going to need a bit of help from Brian Harman, who held a five-shot lead when play began on the Open Championship’s final day.
That assist never materialized, for Rahm, or anyone else.
Instead, Harman held fast, grinding through a day of steady rain to a round of one-under 70 that included four birdies and three bogeys.
The tournament was never really in doubt, as Harman displayed grit and control throughout.
Even Rahm conceded that there was nothing anyone could do. Harman ultimately prevailed with a six-shot margin for his first major championship.
“I’ve always had a self-belief that I could do something like this,” Harman said after his round. “To come out and put a performance like that together, start to finish, I just had a lot of control. I don’t know why this week, but I’m very thankful that it was this week.”
A fitting end to a big week at Royal Liverpool, and the 2023 major championship season. Check out the full, behind-the-scenes video of Sunday’s action with GOLF’s onsite writers above.