Harris English Wins Tournament Of Champions

The 31-year-old sealed his first official win in seven years in Hawaii

Harris English Wins Tournament Of Champions
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The 31-year-old sealed his first official win in seven years in Hawaii

Harris English Wins Tournament Of Champions

Harris English took down Joaquin Niemann in a playoff to win his third PGA Tour title and first in more than seven years.

The American entered the final round tied for the lead and birdies at the 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th catapulted him back into the lead after a level par front nine.

He birdied the 18th hole to tie Joaquin Niemann at 25 under, after the Chilean shot nine under par in the final round.

Niemann could only par the 18th both in regulation and in the playoff, with English birdieing for the victory.

English won twice on the PGA Tour in 2013, his only previous individual victories. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

English moves from 29th in the world up to a career-high 17th.

“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.

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“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.”

Watch highlights from the final round and English's emotional winning interview -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aBu40q9DhQ

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV