AmericaAmerican golfer Harris English finished at -13, had to play eight more holes to win the championship, receiving $ 1.332 million at the PGA Tour event in Connecticut.

English celebrates winning the Travelers Championship.  Photo: AP

English celebrates winning the Travelers Championship. Image: AP

The tournament took place at TPC River Highlands, par70 with a prize fund of 7.4 million USD.

English took to the podium after eight extra holes with Kramer Hickok. This extra show revolved around the last two holes of the course but only twice at hole 17 and ended at hole 18, when English scored a birdie 4.8 meters away.

English recorded birdie 4.8 meters away

Hickok finished second, receiving 806,600 USD.

“I respect Kramer. He’s formidable. I was very tired in the last fight but had to fight to the end. My back is quite sore now. But the result is great,” English shared after finishing a 26-hole nearly seven-hole golf game. language.

The most dramatic in the duel occurred on the second extra hole – hole 18. At that time, English hit the ball into the rim of the bunker, and Hickok from the back of the green closed the hole with what appeared to be a birdie. However, the ball was close to the goal, but it skewed to the left, so it rolled the rim of the hole.

Hickok missed the birdie because of the dessert ball

After the opponent missed the birdie, English neutralized the disadvantage from the difficult position. He escaped onto the green, added another putt to close par and prolong the fight.

English putt to close par on the second extra hole

At the beginning of the closing game, Hickok was at the top of the table with a score of -10. He started the last game, from hole 1. English entered the match in the same direction but 20 minutes ahead of Hickok, one hole away.

Through 18 holes, English only one bogey, to six birdies, including an 8.2-meter putt into the final post. This sixth Birdie helped him to top the table at -13. After completing 72 standard holes, English went to the polishing area to keep the machine warm and monitor the situation. At that time, Hickok was at -12 and had two holes left. And after the penultimate par par, Hickok pulled English to the main court with a birdie on hole 18, 2.7 meters away.

Hickock congratulates English after the extra hole.  Photo: AP

Hickock congratulates English after the extra hole match. Image: AP

It was the second-longest playoff of a “surprise death” in PGA Tour history from 1929 – when it was still a part of the Professional Golf Association of America (PGAA). shared the title with Cary Middlecoff due to the dark but the two were still tied after 11 holes In addition to the recent Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour recorded four other events that also ended after eight extra holes.

At the Travelers Championship 2021, Dustin Johnson, if he cannot defend the defending champion, still has the opportunity to regain the world number one (OWGR table) to Justin Thomas from June 22. However, he still ranked second in OWGR due to finishing T25.

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