Brian Harman after winning The Open Championship. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Most golf fans were thoroughly interested in watching the 2023 Open Championship. Much less attention came to another PGA Tour event, the Barracuda Championship, which also concluded on Sunday.

These two tournaments couldn’t have been more different, but had one striking similarity at the end.

PGA Tour veteran Brian Harman dominated the Open Championship field, cruising to a victory with a six-stroke lead over the second-place competitors.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old golfer Akshay Bhatia recorded his first PGA Tour victory at the Barracuda Championship, winning in a playoff over Patrick Rodgers.

On paper, Harman and Bhatia don’t have a lot in common. Harman has been playing professional golf since Bhatia was in grade school.

However, the two share the one distinction that made PGA Tour history on Sunday, becoming the only pair of lefty golfers to win a PGA Tour event in the same week.

Fans at home took notice of this and were very happy that lefty golfers across the world were represented well by these two on Sunday.

According to a 2018 report from The PGA of America, only approximately five percent of PGA Tour players are left-handed. That number may be slightly different in 2023, but right-handed golfers still undoubtedly make up the large majority of PGA Tour golfers.

Two lefties winning on the same day on the PGA Tour is certainly not something that fans were expecting coming into these tournaments, and it may be quite some time until we see this happen again.

[ESPN Stats & Info]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.