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Jon Rahm’s cost, Brian Harman’s rise

On Day 6 on the Open Championship, GOLF.com’s writers and editors acquired an inside take a look at Transferring Day at Hoylake.


Welcome to GOLF.com’s “Seen & Heard” video sequence, the place we’ll endeavor to provide you an inside take a look at golf’s largest occasions by way of the eyes and ears of our onsite crew. On deck this week: The 2023 Open Championship from Royal Liverpool Golf Membership. Let’s go!

ICYMI: John Lennon’s home and a spherical at West Lancashire | Inside Day 1 on the Open Championship
ICYMI: Nick Faldo, Mike Tirico and an odd native rule | Inside Day 2 on the Open Championship
ICYMI: The brand new ‘Tiger’, gamers’ last prep and fan predictions | Inside Day 3 on the Open Championship
ICYMI: Liverpool locals shine, Jon Rahm vents his frustration | Inside Day 4 on the Open Championship
ICYMI: A controversial change and a shock chief | Inside Day 5 on the Open Championship

Transferring Day at majors is all the time thrilling. With the reduce made and solely essentially the most in-form gamers sticking round for the weekend, high quality golf is anticipated. And for gamers seeking to make a run on the title, the third spherical is all of the extra essential.

At this yr’s Open Championship, GOLF.com’s on-site crew acquired an inside take a look at Transferring Day at Royal Liverpool.

They didn’t have to attend lengthy to see some fireworks. After making the reduce by a single stroke, Jon Rahm got here out firing early at Hoylake, making eight birdies en path to a 63.

“I’ve executed what I wanted,” Rahm mentioned. “Which is give myself a possibility.”

Changes to the bunkers were again a story of Round 2 at Royal Liverpool.

A controversial change and a shock chief | Inside Day 5 on the Open Championship


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To get inside placing distance of Brian Harman, although, he wanted some assist from the chief. By 4 holes, it appeared as if that assist may come — however then, Harman steadied the ship.

After beginning two over by way of his first 4, Harman made 4 birdies and nil bogeys for the rest of the spherical to rebuild his result in 5 heading into Sunday.

However regardless of the spectacular efficiency, the English crowds didn’t precisely bathe him with reward. With European darlings like Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy in chase, the crowds all however begged Harman to stumble.

“There’s extra to Brian Harman than we all know, and I feel he likes it that manner,” GOLF.com’s Dylan Dethier mentioned. “The issue is that we don’t know sufficient about Brian Harman to know that we wish to know extra, so I assume that’s our job.”

Because the solar set over Royal Liverpool Saturday night, the stage was set for an epic last day on the Open Championship.

You’ll be able to take a look at the total video of Saturday’s motion on the prime of this publish.

Zephyr Melton

Golf.com Editor

Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and modifying. Previous to becoming a member of the workforce at GOLF, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with the Texas Golf Affiliation, Workforce USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers beginner and ladies’s golf. He may be reached at zephyr_melton@golf.com.

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