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Brian Harman delivers painfully awkward interview following round-killing double bogey

Not naming names, but there are a number of high-profile PGA Tour players who would duck the media after a round-killing double bogey at their final hole of the day. Brian Harman is not one of those players.

The reigning Open champion opened with on one-under 70 on Thursday at the RBC Heritage, which, while not breaking the Harbour Town course record, had to feel good after his 81-72-MC last week at the Masters. It felt anything but good for Harman, though, who played his final three holes in three over par, including a double bogey at the par-4 18th. Ouch. 

Through 16 holes Harman was four under and bogey-free, but his first blemish came at the par-3 17th, where he failed to get up-and-down from the fairway greenside, missing a six-footer for par. He made matters much worse when his second shot at the 18th found the native area left of the green. When he eventually got his fourth shot on, the ensuing 11-footer missed for bogey and he settled for a six, which must have made his late lunch taste like crap. 

But again, Harman is not one to run and hide. He answered questions afterward like a pro's pro. Well, there were only four total questions, and Harman just about one-worded every one of them like a girl attempting to send a guy who likes her a very strong hint:

Love the attempt from whoever was asking the questions at the very end - Hey Brian, want to walk us through the hole that ruined your entire day? 

"No."

Give the guy credit, he could have avoided this entirely. Most would. It's a much better look to take the questions and not really answer them then to not answer them at all.