Monday, June 10, 2013

What It Takes To Win - St. Jude Classic

It was a fight to the finish, but in the end Harris English threw down two birdies on the final three holes to fend off Scott Stallings and Phil Mickelson.  This marks the first PGA Tour victory for the 23 year old from Thomasville, Georgia.

With a dynamite second round 64, coupled with three consistent rounds, Harris English is at the top of the headlines today with his performance.  Knocking down eagles in each of his first two rounds, English was able to keep his composure though the next few days, with a great display of consistent golf.

''The main thing that I am looking forward to is playing the Masters next year,'' English said. ''Growing up in Georgia, I mean, that was the main tournament that I always watched and went to when I was a kid. The invitation to the Masters is going to be very special and special for my family because they've put a lot of hard work and a lot of time to get me where I am.''

Here's a closer look at the four rounds from Harris English's tournament:
  • Round 1: 66 (2 under) - 1 Eagle, 4 Birdies, 11 Pars, 2 Bogeys
  • Round 2: 64 (6 under) - 1 Eagle, 5 Birdies, 11 Pars, 1 Bogey
  • Round 3: 69 (1 under) - 3 Birdies, 13 Pars, 2 Bogeys
  • Round 4: 68 (1 under) - 6 Birdies, 7 Pars, 5 Bogeys
  • Total: 10 under par - 2 Eagles, 18 Birdies, 42 Pars, 10 Bogeys
  • Avg Driving Distance: 289.6 yards
  • Driving Accuracy: 53.57%
  • Greens in Regulation: 66.67%
  • Avg Putts Per Round: 26.67 (Avg 1.48 putts/hole) 
Now English heads home to let it soak in, along with the $1,026,000 winner's check, and re-evaluate his upcoming schedule.  Unfortunately, we won't see him in this weeks U.S. Open, I'm sure his schedule will have some additions made.

Congrats to Harris English on winning his first PGA Tour event at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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This article was written by Scott Stevens from Eat Sleep Golf as part of our What It Takes To Win series. This series is focused on taking a closer look at the winning performance of each PGA Tour event to see exactly what it takes to be victorious among elite golfers.

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