The Lead Position: Harman Edges Ahead at Travelers After Day Two

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A look at the numbers of Brian Harman, who leads the Travelers Championship after two rounds of play. The 31-year old Georgian followed up a opening-round 64 with a second-round 66 to move to the top of the leaderboard at 10-under par.

Along with Harman’s top-line statistics and performance on the different sets of holes, we look at his performance through TPC River Highlands’ “Golden Triangle” stretch (Nos. 15-17).

PRO-FILE
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 155 lb
Birthdate: January 19, 1987 (age 31)
Native: Savannah, Georgia
Residence: Sea Island, Georgia
College: University of Georgia
Hat Sponsor: MegaCorp
Equipment: Titleist

TOP 5
1. Brian Harman -10 (64-66)
2. Matt Jones -9 (65-66)
2. Russell Henley -9 (66-65)
2. Zach Johnson -9 (63-68)
5. Bryson DeChambeau -8 (66-66)
5. Paul Casey -8 (65-67)

PGA TOUR CAREER
Wins: 2
Majors: 0
Money: $14,066,094
Best Season: 2017 (1 Win, 7 Top 10s, $4.4m, 25th FedEx)
Best Masters: T44 (2018)
Best U.S. Open: T2 (2017)
Best British Open: T26 (2014)
Best PGA Championship: T13 (2017)

2018 SEASON
Starts: 17
Wins: 0
Top 5s: 0
Top 10s: 7 (T5, 8, T4, T3, 3, T4, T5, T9)
Top 20s: 2 (T20, T14)
Missed-Cuts: 2
Majors: Masters (T44), U.S. Open (T36)
Money: $2,350,930 (28th)
FedExCup: 951 (25th)
OWGR (Start 2018/Current): 28th/28th (E)
Scoring Avg: 70.313 (31st)

TOURNAMENT STATS
Position/Score: 1, -10 (64-66)
Driving: 292.5 yards (98th)
Fairways: 18/28, 64.3% (84th)
Greens: 24/36, 66.7% (98th)
Putting: 37 putts, 1.542 (1st)
Par 3s: -1 (1 Birdie, 7 Par)
Par 4s: -5 (9 Birdies, 11 Pars, 4 Bogeys)
Par 5s: -4 (1 Eagle, 2 Birdies, 1 Par)
Total Scoring: 1 Eagle, 11 Birdies, 19 Pars, 4 Bogeys
Golden Triangle: E (2 Birdies, 2 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Key Stretch (Rd 2): Nos. 4-7 (Birdie-Par-Birdie-Birdie)

WHAT A WIN WOULD MEAN…
It would be Harman’s third career win, giving him two-straight seasons with a victory – a career first.

In terms of world rankings, a win at the Travelers is worth 58 points so it would move Harman inside the top 20.

The cash payout here is $1.2m, so Harman would move from 28th ($2.35m) on the money list to inside the top 15 ($3.5m).

Finally, a victory would also move him into the conversation for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

QUOTABLE
“Yeah, the putter has been kind of my strong suit these last couple years. Just really let me down last week. I hit the ball well enough to contend last week, I thought, just putted terrible. It’s nice to get a few to roll in today,” Brian Harman

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