Brian Harman has snatched the Wells Fargo Championship by one shot after draining a 30-foot birdie on the final hole to deny Dustin Johnson a fourth consecutive win on his return to the PGA Tour.
The 30-year-old American claimed his second career victory, and first since 2014, after shooting a 68 and reaching 10 under par for the tournament.
“I definitely learnt from my first win … I worked so hard that year and really felt like it was my time to win and I did it, I won,” Harman said. “But then I quit doing the things that got me to where I was. I took a break mentally. I’m not going to do that this time.”
The Georgian native, who birdied his final two holes, was enjoying a good run of form prior to the tournament and has now recorded three straight top-15 finishes.
“It’s hard, these guys are so good out here, but I kind of felt this coming,” Harman said. “I’ve played really well the last couple of weeks.”
Harman will now head to TPC Sawgrass to compete in The Players Championship and is confident of his chances in firm conditions.
“I love that place, I had a top-10 there two years ago,” Harman said. “I like the course a lot, it fits my game because you don’t have to hit it so far to compete around there.”
Dustin Johnson made a successful return after injuring his back prior to The Masters and finished in a tie for second at nine under par.
“Whenever you have the number one player in the world in the field it means something, the guy’s had a great year, and I’m glad he finished at nine under today,” Harman said.
New South Welshman Brett Drewitt was the best of the Australians, shooting a two under 70 in the final round to finish two under overall and grab a share of 31st place, which is his highest finish since joining the PGA Tour full time back in October. Adam Scott was a further stroke back at one under and T36.