Harris English was more than seven years removed from his most recent PGA Tour title as he stood 268 yards from the pin after a big drive on the par-5 18th hole in Sunday’s final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
A birdie from there would force a playoff with Joaquin Niemann. An eagle would end his victory drought and be the highlight of a long climb out of golf’s abyss.
English rifled a 3-iron to 10 feet.
And then missed his putt.
But his tap-in birdie forced a playoff with Niemann and 15 minutes later at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, English faced a six-foot putt for birdie on the same hole to once again end his drought.
This time he buried it.
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English, who lost his playing status on the PGA Tour after the 2018-19 season when he didn’t record a single top-10 and fell to No. 369 in the world, is now thinking about making the Ryder Cup team and winning a major championship.
English, 31, who finished regulation at 25-under-par 267 with rounds of 65-67-66-69, was emotional after he secured his third PGA Tour title and continued a solid stretch of golf that was just missing an official…