English Wins Travelers in Eight-Hole Playoff

Harris English '07 sank a five-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole of a sudden death playoff to beat a determined Kramer Hickok and win the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. on Sunday, June 27. The eight-hole playoff matches the second longest sudden death playoff in PGA history and is a record for the Travelers Championship.

Harris English '07 reacts as he takes the lead with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the Travelers Championship.

English had made a 28-footer for birdie on 18 about three hours earlier for a final round 65 to finish -13 in regulation. Hickok made a similarly brilliant putt on the same hole to tie English, sending the duo to sudden death. After a string of seven straight pars by each player, English finally broke through with the solidly-stroked winning putt.

The win was the second of the 2021 season for English, who also won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January, and came a week after a strong third-place finish at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The championship came with a $1,386,000 payday and 500 FedEx points, vaulting English into second place in the FedEx Cup standings after 21 events.

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