Harold Varner III shot 81 in the final Sunday pairing at the PGA Championship with eventual winner Brooks Koepka and learned a valuable lesson in the process.
He’s good enough to win.
Not last Sunday, when the wind whipped and the magnitude of the moment took some getting used to, but down the road when Varner finds himself in a similar situation he believes he will be better for the struggle he endured.
It would be enough to break some players, making what felt like double bogey after double bogey in front of the New York gallery all while Koepka was trying to finish off his fourth major championship victory.
“The biggest thing (I learned) is I can compete with the best when they’re playing their best on the best golf courses. You can’t go any higher than that, besides winning,” Varner said.
“There’s only four (majors) a year and I was right there.”
Harold Varner (purple shirt) says he learned a lot walking Bethpage Black with Brooks Koepka in the final round of the PGA Championship. Photo: Jamie Squi...
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