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The Georgia golf program had a fantastic showing at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship this past week.
11 Bulldogs took the course at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. After three rounds, former Georgia standout Bubba Watson held a share of the lead and seven other UGA products were in the top 30, including Kevin Kisner, Russel Henley and Harris English, who were all in the top-five headed into Sunday’s final round.
Watson held the lead for most of the afternoon before losing it to Harris English after a bogey on hole No. 14. English finished at 7-under 65 with the help of a huge birdie on No. 18 and headed to the clubhouse as the leader at 13-under.
English watched Texas alum Kramer Hickok battle back and finish with a share of the lead, which then forced a sudden-death playoff between Hickok and English and that’s where the fun really began.
English and Hickok battled for eight holes before English finally sealed a win with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 8th playoff hole. Both had chances to win in the earlier playoff holes, but English’s last birdie gave him his second win of the season, bumped him to second on the Fed Ex Cup points list and marked the longest playoff in Travelers Championship history.
English, 31, now has four victories on the PGA Tour and Georgia golf products have won 34 PGA titles since 2010. The most by any college in that time span.
Here’s where each Dawg stacked up on the leaderboard at the Travelers:
1. Harris English (-13)
T5. Brian Harman, Kevin Kisner (-10)
T10. Sepp Straka (-9)
T19. Russell Henley, Bubba Watson (-7)
T30. Brendon Todd (-5)
You can catch the former Bulldogs next at the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club on July 1-4 on the Golf Channel and CBS Network.