SInce winning the 2021 Travelers Championship and making that year’s USA Ryder Cup team, Harris English has been in the wilderness.
Injuries have been the main culprit.
Fortunately, things seem to be back on the uptick. English is back up to 34th in the Official World Golf Ranking after dipping as low as 90th in February.
He nearly won for the first time since the Travelers and for what would have been the fifth time in his career when English took T-2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.
Since then, he’s got a T-3rd at another designated event, the Wells Fargo Championship, and took T-8th at the U.S. Open last week. That was his best result in a major since 2021.
“It was one of my best putting weeks Thursday through Sunday that I’ve had in a long time,” English said in an ASAP Sports transcription. “Just didn’t drive it quite well enough to contend or be around the mix.”
English ranked 11th in the field in strokes gained putting but was outside the top 40 in the other SG categories. The fact that he was able to grind out a top-10 is impressive.
Now, he arrives to TPC River Highlands for the 10th time. He’s made seven of nine cuts with a pair of top-10s and two more top-25s.
English’s win saw him card 67-68-67-65 to get into a playoff with Kramer Hickok. The two battled it out for eight sudden-death holes before English prevailed.
The former Georgia Bulldog defended his title fairly well last year, posting 66-65-69-71 for T-19th.
The 34-year-old ranks 14th on the PGA Tour this season in SG putting per round (.561).