Harris English wins Sentry Tournament of Champions

Seven years after his last PGA Tour win, English wins the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Harris English wins Sentry Tournament of Champions and joins a list of players to have broken their winless streak. 

It has taken English seven years to win again on the PGA tour and had to wait one more hole after beating Joaquin Niemann in a playoff.

He joins the likes of Stewart Cink (11 years), Martin Laird (7 Years) and Brian Gay (7 years) to break their winning droughts over the seven years mark. Robert Steb waited six years for his latest win in November.

In an extraordinary day of golf, English was tied for the lead at the start of the final day, but with birdies at 11, 12, 13 and 15th he was at the top on his own. 

English birdied the 18th to tie with Niemann at 25 under and force a playoff, going back down the 18th hole with the Chilean.

Niemann was only able to par (which he did previously in regulation) and English went on to birdie the 18th again to claim his first victory in seven years and his third PGA Tour victory.

The PGA Tour found after that English reverted to his Ping Putter he used to win his last tournament in 2013 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

With this win, English moves up to a career-high 17th from 29th position in the world rankings.

“It feels amazing. All the hard work that has gone into this, all the highs and lows of golf that it brings over a career and I feel like I’ve gotten out of my valley and getting back to the tournaments and some of the quality of golf that I know I can play,” an emotional English said.

“It feels great to have some validation out there on the golf course.”

It’s his second win in a month after victory at the QBE Shootout with Matt Kuchar pre-Christmas, which they won for the third time.

“I feel like that kind of got me over the hump of finally getting a win like that and knowing I can do it under the gun,” he said.

“I couldn’t have hit it any better than I did coming down the stretch on 18 in regulation. You’ve got to have confidence in yourself.”

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