Brian Harman dominated The Open Championship over the weekend, and part of his success can be credited to an unexpected motivator.
Despite facing a skeptical heckler, Harman found inspiration in their words, ultimately winning the event with a staggering six-stroke lead.
When challenged with doubt, such as when the heckler claimed, “You don’t have the stones for this,” Harman used it as fuel to prove himself.
Reflecting on the heckler’s influence, Harman stated, “Yeah, that really helped. It pushed me to regain my confidence and reminded me that I am capable of achieving greatness. I focused on my process and every subsequent shot turned out to be exceptional.”
New Open champion Brian Harman on a fan’s heckle this weekend that snapped him back into it. pic.twitter.com/SAp3jxcNIM
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Sometimes, having someone who doubts you can push you to exceed expectations.
Harman’s final score of 13-under left his competitors in the dust, ensuring that he will remember this particular heckler for a very long time.
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