Harris English (Pro V1)
PGA TOUR | Sentry Tournament of Champions
Harris English rolled his Pro V1 golf ball in for birdie from 6 feet on the first playoff hole to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions, leading the way to a 1-2-3-4 finish for Titleist golf ball players at Kapalua.
- The win, English’s third victory on the PGA Tour and first since 2013, moves him to 17th in the World Ranking.
- He hit 86% greens in regulation and made just three bogeys for the week.
- English outlasted Joaquin Niemann (Pro V1x) after both finished regulation at 25 under. English also birdied 18 to force the playoff.
- Justin Thomas (NEW Pro V1x, NEW TSi3 driver, TS3 and 915fd fairways, T100 and 620MB irons, Vokey Design SM7 and SM8 wedges, Scotty Cameron X5.5 Tour Prototype) missed the playoff by one shot, while Ryan Palmer (NEW Pro V1x) finished another shot back.
“Coming down 18, I knew I needed to make birdie and hit a really good 3-iron and thought I was going to close it out during regulation and barely missed the putt, but hit a good putt and knew I was putting well all week. I was hitting the ball well all week, and just keep doing what I'm doing and had a great 2-putt on the playoff. And obviously, I was pretty nervous over that putt, but it broke a little left, so I just played it inside right and hit it firm and here I am.”
“But it feels amazing. All the hard work that has gone into this, all the highs and lows of golf that it brings over a career and I feel like I've gotten out of my valley and getting back to the tournaments and some of the quality of golf that I know I can play. And it feels great to have some validation out there on the golf course.”
Continued Success for Titleist
English’s win marks the ninth victory for Pro V1 and Pro V1x players through the first 13 events of the 2020-2021 season. 31 of the 42 players in the field trusted a Pro V1 or Pro V1x for their success, more than seven times the nearest competitor with four.
NEW EQUIPMENT IN PLAY AT KAPALUA
- Scottie Scheffler and Tony Finau both started 2021 by making the switch to NEW Pro V1 golf balls, joining a growing list of PGA Tour players who have transitioned into the new models since their tour debut in October. New Pro V1 and Pro V1x will be available in golf shops later this month.
- Following extensive testing throughout the fall and offseason, the winner of the recent Bermuda Championship put a NEW TSi3 (8.0°) driver in play this week. He was one of nine players at Kapalua to tee up a NEW TSi driver, and one of three gaming TSi without an agreement. More players on the PGA Tour continue to trust TSi drivers this season than any other driver model.
- Adam Scott, who plays a NEW TSi4 (8°) driver (Fujikura Ventus Red 6X shaft, 46 inches), added a NEW TSi2 (15°) fairway (Fujikura P95 shaft) this week, replacing his TS2 (16.5°) 3-wood. The stronger-lofted fairway allowed him to better fill the gap that had been created by the distance gains with his new TSi driver. He also carries a TSi2 (21°) 7-wood (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 10 TX).