Thanks to a one-under par card on Sunday, Brian Harman secured his victory in the 151st edition of the British Open ahead of Jon Rahm and Jason Day. Antoine Rozner, at the foot of the podium this Saturday, gave in on the last lap and failed in 20th place.
Brian Harman created the surprise until the end! Leader of the 151st edition of the British Open since the second round played on Friday, the American has not lost his footing on the course of Royal Liverpool, copiously sprinkled by rain for most of the day. However, the tension was indeed present at the start of the last lap, materialized by two bogeys on the first five holes.
A complicated start to the day that Brian Harman quickly erased, birdie on hole number 6 to start again from hole number 7. The second half of the course was of the same ilk with a bogey at number 13 immediately followed by two birdies to seal the fate of the tournament. Finishing this last round at one stroke under par and the whole of this British Open with a card at -13, the American won the biggest tournament of his career and can now claim to be the “Champion Golfer of the Year”, succeeding Cameron Smith, who finished this year in 33rd place.
The Champion Golfer of the Year. pic.twitter.com/wAFKiddk0e
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 23, 2023
Rozner has regrets on the last lap
Brian Harman won the British Open by a margin of six strokes. Author of the best card of the day at four strokes under par, Tom Kim was able to move up to second place. A position that the South Korean shares with Sepp Straka, Jason Day and John Rahm. This fourth lap did not allow Antoine Rozner to confirm the good feelings seen since the start of the weekend. With a double bogey and three bogeys for a single birdie, the Frenchman finished one stroke over par over all four laps and had to settle for 20th place. Admitting to having played in “really complicated conditions” but ensuring that “it was the same for everyone”, Antoine Rozner regrets having cracked on the last hole.
“It’s really hard to swallow, because I hit the ball really well, almost my best part of the week. It’s badly paid, it’s hard to accept, he confided to the microphone of Canal+. I will need time. I remember that I fought against the best players in the world, with a quality game and that’s all I have to remember. There are a lot of positives and that will serve me as an experience for the future. Romain Langasque, meanwhile, finished 33rd at one stroke over par while Victor Perez, who raised his head on Sunday, took 41st place at two strokes over par.
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Final classification (by 71) – Sunday July 23, 2023
1- Brian Harman (USA) 271 (67-65-69-70)
2- Tom Kim (CdS) 277 (74-68-68-67)
– Sepp Straka (AUT) 277 (71-67-70-69)
– Jason Day (AUS) 277 (72-67-69-69)
6- Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 278 (66-74-70-68)
– Rory McIlroy (NIR) 278 (71-70-69-68)
8- Shubhankar Sharma (IND) 279 (68-71-70-70)
– Cameron Young (USA) 279 (72-68-66-73)
10- Max Homa (USA) 280 (68-73-70-69)
– Matthew Jordan (ENG) 280 (69-72-69-70)
– Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 280 (66-71-71-72)
20- Antoine Rozner (FRA) 283 (67-74-67-75)
33- Romain Langasque (FRA) 285 (70-74-67-74)
41- Victor Perez (FRA) 286 (74-71-71-70)