“Yeah, I hear a lot of ‘Ricky, Rickys’ out there. Yeah, I look like him — handsome fella,” Harman said during his post-round news conference.
“The former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting. The leader of The Open Brian Harman,” The Open tweeted on Saturday.
The Twitterati also came up with their own versions to draw the similarities between Harman and Ponting.
Harman won the British Open by six shots on Sunday, claiming his first major title at a rainswept Hoylake. He held a five-shot lead overnight and recovered from a shaky start to cruise to victory on 13 under par with a one-under final round of 70.
Harman’s sublime putting was the key to his success all week and he nailed a huge 40-foot birdie putt at 14 before another birdie with a four at the par-five 15th set the seal on a remarkably composed performance.