Travelers champ English’s interests run far and wide

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Harris English reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Harris English reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Golf fans may still be learning about four-time PGA Tour winner Harris English, who in late June edged out Kramer Hickok in a gruelling eight-hole playoff at the Travelers Championship. Here’s what Tour followers should know about the 31-year-old.

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  • English is a Georgia boy thorough and through. He was born and raised in the Peach State, attended the University of Georgia, married his college sweetheart Helen Marie Bowers, and now lives in Sea Island, Georgia, home of the RSM Classic.
  • English’s roots with the Georgia Bulldogs run deep. Not only was he a teammate at UGA alongside fellow PGA Tour professionals Russell Henley, Brian Harman and Patrick Reed, but his father, Ben English, played college basketball for the Dawgs in the 1980s.
  • English, nicknamed “the Giraffe,” is into much more than just golf. He is a big fan of the Jeopardy! TV show, fantasy football (he can proudly recite every starting lineup in the National Football League) and is an avid hunter. One of his best experiences outside of golf was shooting an 11-point buck.