TORREY PINES, Calif. — For a professional golfer, missing a putt from five feet is wrenching. Missing three? Devastating.
Brian Harman was rolling through the third round of the U.S. Open. At -1 on the week, he'd already reached the top 10. Then came the par-4 6th, and catastrophe:
Harman had just over five feet to go for another birdie that would have put him just three strokes off the lead. But what happened next was the stuff of nightmares:
The triple-bogey 7 would drop Harman from a tie for 10th to a tie for 29th at +2. His top-10 probability dropped from 34 percent to 11 percent. Not great. At least he has another 30 holes to help make up for the woes at the 6th.
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