Harris English ends PGA Tour title drought with Sentry Toc win
Harris English has finally ended his 8-year drought for a PGA Tour title with victory at Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
English defeated Joaquin Niemann in a playoff after a nail-biting final day at the 2021 PGA Tour's first event.
The American, who was enjoying at the top of the leaderboard in the first three rounds, had a rollercoaster last day, but his confident attitude in the playoff made him the champion of the $6,700,000 PGA event.
The 31-year-old professional golfer, whose last PGA Tour win was in 2013 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, shot a birdie putt on No. 16 and ties himself for the lead with Niemann.
On 17th, he made par, meaning he needed a birdie on the final hole to force a playoff or an eagle to win outright. But the drama has to happen, and he missed the putt, forcing a playoff.
English did not repeat his mistake and shot a birdie in the playoff to claim the title, after Niemann missed the green and made par.
After going neck-to-neck on the final day, Joaquin Niemann lost the game in the playoff to settle at 2nd position, whereas the defending champion Justin Thomas finds 3rd place with a total of 24-under 268.
"A lot of hard work over the years. You never think you're going to get here again. It's hard to win out here. I had a really good chance this week and felt good about my game. I just had to get it done." said Harris English.
The talented golfer, who once reached as high as No. 38 in the world, saw a massive downfall and remains outside of the top 180 in OWGR at the end of 2017, 2018, and 2019.
But the last year for him was tremendous, and he, Xander Schauffele, and Rory McIlroy were the three best players in the world, who impressed the most with their game.
Among the other players, the third-round co-leader has secured the 4th place with a majestic total of 23-under 269, followed by Xander Schauffele and Sungjae Im at T-5th position with 21-under.
Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, and Collin Morikawa, the trio, secured T-7th position with a matching total of 20-under and Daniel Berger in the 10th position with-19.
The World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished his campaign at T-11 position after scoring 18-under 274 in the 42-golfer field tournament.