PGA Tour news: Brian Harman eyes up Ryder Cup spot in 2023

Brian Harman has set his sights on securing a Ryder Cup debut as he bids to make the most of home advantage in the RSM Classic.

Harman lives on St Simon's Island and just a few minutes from Sea Island Golf Club, whose two courses host the final event of the autumn section of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season this week.

And with Houston Open winner Tony Finau withdrawing due to an unspecified minor injury, Harman finds himself the highest-ranked player in the field for the £6.8million event.

The world number 26 played on victorious Walker Cup teams in 2005 and 2009 but has yet to represent the United States in either the Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup.

"I want to make the Ryder Cup team, that's the most important thing on my schedule for me," Harman told a pre-tournament press conference when asked about his plans for next year.

"I feel like I've been kind of the first man off two or three of these teams now, so I'm going to play as much as I possibly can and try to accumulate as many Ryder Cup points as I possibly can."

Harman came close to making the Presidents Cup team in 2017 when he finished two places outside the automatic qualifiers and was overlooked for a wild card by captain Steve Stricker.

But although 2023 Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson is a fellow St Simon's Island resident, the left-hander is determined not to need any special favours from the two-time major winner.

"Davis (Love) is like a second dad to me and when he was the captain of the Presidents Cup (in 2022) I wanted to make that team so bad," Harman added.

"I felt like I was playing really well, felt like I could have really contributed, but I didn't tell him any of those things. Him and I are neighbours down in Camden County and we've spent tons of time together. We never talked about it.

"I would never want anyone to think that I got picked because I was someone's friend, I want to earn my spot. So I made a point to never talk to him (Love) about it and I'll do the same with Zach."

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