After Harris English’ game dipped significantly in 2017 and 2018, it’s nice to see him not only get back to playing well, but perhaps play the best golf of his life. It’s hard to top the 2013 Rookie of the Year campaign where he won twice, but he’s more consistent in 2020 even without a win to show for it.
The 31-year-old Georgian comes to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open riding a streak of seven made cuts. He’s finished top-25 in seven of his last eight starts (some limited field events mixed in) with a T-40th the outlier.
English was a whopping 11 shots back of Dustin Johnson at The Northern Trust to take a distant second place. He was more in the mix to potentially grab his first major championship at the U.S. Open before Bryson DeChambeau pulled away Sunday and English settled for fourth.
A strong short game helped him out a lot at Winged Foot. He was 27th last season on Tour in strokes gained around the green (.279).
The former Georgia Bulldog has played TPC Summerlin six times in competition. He made five cuts with T-4th in 2016 (67-67-67-67) the high water mark out of four top-40s. Can some stat nerd out there tell me what the likelihood of shooting the same score all four rounds is on the PGA Tour?
You can’t be playing as well as English is week in and week out if you have a big weakness in the bag. He was 52nd or better in 2019-2020 in every strokes gained category, including 18th in SG putting (.518) and 18th tee to green (.948).