Harris English

Harris English (born July 23, 1989) is an American professional golfer and currently a member of the PGA Tour.

Harris English
Personal information
Born (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989 (age 31)
Valdosta, Georgia
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSea Island, Georgia
Career
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins7
Highest ranking16 (January 17, 2021)[1]
(as of February 28, 2021)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT42: 2016
PGA ChampionshipT19: 2020
U.S. Open4th: 2020
The Open ChampionshipT15: 2013

Amateur careerEdit

Born in Valdosta, Georgia, English attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for high school, graduating in 2007. While at Baylor, English won a 2005 Tennessee individual state title, and won four Tennessee team state titles from 2004 to 2007.[2][3] Committing as a high school junior to the University of Georgia in Athens, English played on the Bulldog golf team and graduated in 2011 with a business degree.[4][5][6]

As an amateur, English played in two Nationwide Tour events 2011: the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA in May and the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in July,[7] which he won. He was only the third amateur to win on the Tour, following Daniel Summerhays in 2007 and Russell Henley in 2011. The tournament was played at the Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course in Columbus.

Professional careerEdit

Nationwide TourEdit

After playing in the Walker Cup in 2011 in Scotland, English turned professional in September. His debut was at the Nationwide Tour's Soboba Golf Classic and he nearly won his second event at the WNB Golf Classic, but lost in a playoff to Danny Lee. The runner-up finish moved him to 75th on the Nationwide Tour's money list. In December, English earned his PGA Tour card for 2012 by finishing in a tie for 13th at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.[8][9]

PGA TourEdit

As a PGA Tour rookie in 2012, English made 22 of 27 cuts with three top ten finishes, and earned over $1.18 million to keep his tour card. He secured his first victory in 2013, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis in June.[10][11] Later in the year, English won for the second time at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. A final round 65 taking him to a four stroke win over Brian Stuard.

In February 2015, English held the co-lead at the 54-hole stage of the Farmers Insurance Open, alongside J. B. Holmes. In the final round, he made a birdie at the 72nd hole to join a four-man sudden-death playoff with Holmes, Jason Day and Scott Stallings. At the first playoff hole, English played his lay-up into the thick rough and could only make par on the par-five 18th hole, where he was eliminated alongside Stallings.

In January 2021, English won the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii. He won in a playoff over Joaquín Niemann. English qualified for the tournament, usually reserved for winners on Tour in the previous year, due to having qualified for the 2020 Tour Championship and the relaxation of the entry requirements due to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to the 2019–20 PGA Tour season.[12]

Amateur wins (2)Edit

Professional wins (7)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 9, 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic 66-64-69-69=268 −12 2 strokes   Phil Mickelson,   Scott Stallings
2 Nov 17, 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba 68-62-68-65=263 −21 4 strokes   Brian Stuard
3 Jan 10, 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions 65-67-66-69=267 −25 Playoff   Joaquín Niemann

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Farmers Insurance Open   Jason Day,   J. B. Holmes,
  Scott Stallings
Day won with par on second extra hole
English and Stallings eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions   Joaquín Niemann Won with birdie on first extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Jul 24, 2011 Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational
(as an amateur)
66-66-68-70=270 −14 1 stroke   John Peterson (a),   Kyle Reifers

Nationwide Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2011 WNB Golf Classic   Danny Lee Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Dec 15, 2013 Franklin Templeton Shootout
(with   Matt Kuchar)
64-60-58=182 −34 7 strokes   Retief Goosen and   Freddie Jacobson
2 Dec 10, 2016 Franklin Templeton Shootout (2)
(with   Matt Kuchar)
57-66-65=188 −28 1 stroke   Jerry Kelly and   Steve Stricker
3 Dec 13, 2020 QBE Shootout (3)
(with   Matt Kuchar)
58-61-60=179 −37 9 strokes   Rory Sabbatini and   Kevin Tway

Results in major championshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT T42
U.S. Open T48 T37 T46
The Open Championship T54 T15 CUT T68 T46
PGA Championship T61 CUT T48 T60
Tournament 2019 2020
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T19
U.S. Open T58 4
The Open Championship NT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 3 17 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2015 Open Championship – 2020 U.S. Open, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (once, current)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship T64 T33 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Championship T16 10 66
Match Play R16 R32 NT1
Invitational T14 T31
Champions T23 NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 3 2021 Ending 17 Jan 2021" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "Golf Team Info". Baylor School Athletics. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Baylor Grad English Starts Hot at Georgia". Baylor School Athletics. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Harris English". University of Georgia. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "English Commits to UGA". Baylor School Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Four former Bulldogs advance through Q-School to the PGA Tour". redandblack.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "Harris English". ESPN. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "Q-School: Who secured cards, status this week". December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Four former Bulldogs advance through Q-School to the PGA Tour". redandblack.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  10. ^ "First Tour Win for Harris English at St. Jude Classic". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "Harris English wins 1st tour title". ESPN. Associated Press. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  12. ^ Schmitt, Tim (January 10, 2021). "Harris English beats Joaquin Niemann in playoff, wins Sentry Tournament of Champions". Golfweek.

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