The Tournament Of Champions may have been more just “Tournament” than “Champions” this year but before we get too upset that its not the stellar cast of yesteryear, we should be grateful for the safe entertainment the PGA Tour continue to put on in January of 2021 despite a global pandemic.
For the newly crowned champion Harris English, this win was most definitely coming. Working with his team including Northern Irish swing coach Justin Parsons, English had finished 2020 with a run of big finishes and an unofficial win at the QBE Shootout alongside Matt Kuchar last time out.
Co-leading heading into the final round at Kapalua, English went quietly about structuring the perfect Sunday 69 ramping up the quality on the back nine. The biggest challenge to emerge would be from Chilean Joaquin Niemann whose final round charge saw him set the clubhouse lead before English calmly tapped in for birdie on 18 to invoke sudden death.
That would see Niemann struggle for par and 31 year old English calmly again hole for birdie to claim his first win since 2013.
With the victory and his fifth top 10 of the season in seven starts, English secures a two year exemption on the PGA Tour and jumps to a career high 17th in the latest World Rankings. He and the Tour move on to the Sony Open this week.
What's In The Bag
Driver: Ping G400 (9 deg) with a Mitsubishi Chemical Kuro Kage XD 70 X shaft.
3-wood: Ping G400 (14.5 deg) with a Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7 X shaft.
Utility: Ping G410 Crossover (20 deg) with a Fujikura Atmos Black Hybrid 9 shaft.
Irons (4-9): Ping Blueprint with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (46, 52, 56), Ping Glide Forged (60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts (except the 60 which is S400)
Putter: Ping Scottsdale Hohum
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
How He Did It: Stats
Using a Ping G400 driver and fairway wood Harris English hit 50 fairways on the Plantation course, T17 in the accuracy stats, and averaged 277.1 yards. Approaching the greens with his Ping Blueprint irons the Georgia graduate found 62 in regulation for T3 in the field. That set up 113 putts total with his Ping Scottsdale Hohum putter, ranking 1st in Strokes Gained: Putting with +6.842. For the week he totalled one eagle and 26 birdies versus just three bogeys.
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