Harris English

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Harris English
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1989-07-23) July 23, 1989 (age 25)
Valdosta, Georgia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Sea Island, Georgia
Career
College University of Georgia
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2014
U.S. Open T48: 2014
The Open Championship T15: 2013
PGA Championship T61: 2013

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

Amateur career[edit]

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 2004-07.[1][2] 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.[3][4][5]

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,[6] 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 career[edit]

Nationwide Tour[edit]

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.[7][8]

PGA Tour[edit]

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.[9][10] 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.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[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 United States Phil Mickelson, United States Scott Stallings
2 Nov 17, 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba 68-62-68-65=263 −21 4 strokes United States Brian Stuard

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Farmers Insurance Open Australia Jason Day, United States J. B. Holmes,
United States Scott Stallings
Day won with par on second extra hole
English and Stallings eliminated with birdie on first 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 United States John Peterson (a), United States Kyle Reifers

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP T48
The Open Championship T54 T15 CUT
PGA Championship DNP T61 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golf Team Info". Baylor School Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Baylor Grad English Starts Hot at Georgia". Baylor School Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Harris English". University of Georgia. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "English Commits to UGA". Baylor School Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Four former Bulldogs advance through Q-School to the PGA Tour". redandblack.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Harris English". ESPN. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Q-School: Who secured cards, status this week". December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Four former Bulldogs advance through Q-School to the PGA Tour". redandblack.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "First Tour Win for Harris English at St. Jude Classic". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Harris English wins 1st tour title". ESPN. Associated Press. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 

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