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Harris English biography: 13 things about golfer who attended University of Georgia

Harris English is an American professional golfer from Georgia, United States. He has been playing golf professionally since September 2011.

English earned his business degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Here are 13 more facts about him:

 

  1. He was born in Valdosta, Georgia on July 23, 1989 to Ben English and Martha English. Ben played basketball at the University of Georgia in the 1980s.
  2. In 1994, he was introduced to golf by his father, who took him to the practice range at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie, Georgia. Growing up in Thomasville, Georgia, he played not only golf but also basketball, baseball and football.
  3. He is 6’3″ and weighs 185lbs.
  4. In 2001, he was the Southeastern Junior Player of the Year.
  5. He won the Future Masters events in 2002 and in 2004. In 2004, he won the Southern Junior.
  6. In 2003, he enrolled at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. In 2007, he graduated from the school, won the Georgia Amateur Championship, placed eighth at the Southeastern Am and finished 14th at the U.S. Amateur.
  7. In 2005, he was the McDonald’s Tournament of Champions and the Palmetto National prep champion and the state medalist in Georgia.
  8. In 2010, he was one of the 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award and finished 27th in the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic.
  9. In 2011, he graduated from the University of Georgia and won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational and the Southern Amateur.
  10. He won the FedEx St. Jude Classic on June 9, 2013 and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on November 17, 2013. On December 15, 2013, he and his fellow American golfer Matt Kuchar won the Franklin Templeton Shootout while Retief Goosen of South Africa and Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden were the runners-up.
  11. On December 10, 2016, he and Kuchar won the Franklin Templeton Shootout again. The runners-up were their fellow American golfers Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker.
  12. In 2017, he married Helen Marie Bowers.
  13. During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he was one of the 67 golfers from the U.S. who competed in the 2020 United States Open Championship, which was held at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17–20, 2020. He finished fourth.

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