|-13 H English (US), K Hickok (US) The English wins on the eighth hole of the play-offs; -12 Mr. Leishman (Australia); -11 An ancestor (Mex)|
|Others selected: -10 B Kopeka (United States); -7 S Power (Ireland), B Watson (United States); -6 Z Johnson (United States), P Reed (United States), D Johnson (United States); -4 J Rose (Eng), I Poulter (Eng), P Casey (Eng); -3 T Lewis (United States); -1 P Mickelson (United States)|
Harris English birdied 20 feet on the eighth hole of a play-off to beat fellow American Kramer Hickok to win the Voyageurs Championship.
The pair finished 13 under after Hickok birdied in the 18th and they then tied the first seven holes of the play-off in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Harris, 31, broke the deadlock to win his fourth PGA Tour title.
“It was great. The fans kept us in it. Hats off to Kramer. What a competitor,” said English.
“We were working there, doing those six and seven feet. It was amazing. What an experience. The fans are always awesome here. I’m glad we gave them a great little show.”
The pair battled after two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson retired from the race after closing with four bogeys and a double bogey.
Both men had a chance to win. English missed a birdie putt on the sixth extra hole, while Hickok, who was looking for a first PGA Tour title, did the same on the next hole.
But in the eighth time, Hickok landed two 22-foot putts and the Englishman ended the Tour’s longest play-off in nine years.
“It wasn’t pretty, but we had a fight,” said English, who finished third at the US Open last week. “It’s a validation for me. I did the right thing and arrived this week with a lot of confidence. It was nice to finish.”
Hickok added, “It was just an uphill battle. He fought so hard. There were times when I put him in a tough spot, he put me in a tough spot, and he came out victorious and he’s a real champion.
“It was just a great day. It was a privilege. I’m just going to build on it in my career and hope to learn a lot.”
The longest play-off in PGA history ended in darkness after 11 holes at the 1949 Motor City Open with Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum declared joint champions.