Brian Harman loves the outdoors and not just for playing golf. Long known as an avid hunter, Harman has some land that requires tending, and he’s got just the machine for the job.
“I had a nice week a couple weeks ago and I bought a new tractor for my hunting place, so I’ll get home and I’ll be on the tractor mowing grass in the next few weeks, so I’m excited about that,” Harman said Sunday in the media center with Claret Jug by his side, basking in the glow of his victory at the 2023 Open Championship.
The assembled media at Royal Liverpool peppered Harman with questions all week about hunting, one of his main off-course pursuits, but Sunday’s media session also included talk of his big new piece of equipment.
“So that’s going to be the reward, you’re going ride your tractor?,” one scribe asked.
“Yeah. Just put my phone away and go get on the tractor,” he said.
“Could you tell us a little bit more about your tractor, please?”
“I haven’t seen it yet,” Harman said. “It’s on order. It’s a 105 horse Kubota tractor and it’s going to be a pretty one.”
“How many acres will you mow?”
“Let’s see, we’ve got about 25 acres of food plots that need, and, gosh, I don’t know how many miles of roads, but I’d call it probably 40 acres total that needs to get mowed.”
“I’ve never known an Open Champion to celebrate by mowing grass on a tractor,” said a reporter.
“I’ve got a lot of layers, man. I’m like an onion.”