Harris English, a rising senior at the University of Georgia, didn’t wait long to announce his arrival in college golf, winning individual titles in his second and third start as a freshman. He was named a third-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America his first two seasons. Last year, English, No. 9 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, added two more titles to his résumé, was a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award and was named a first-team All-American.
Name: Harris English
Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Birthplace: Valdosta, Ga.
Favorite Food(s): Steak, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, Caesar salad and white chocolate cheesecake.
On My iPod: Kyle Bennett Band and Black Crowes.
Favorite Movie(s): “Four Brothers,” “Shooter,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Wedding Crashers,” and “Van Wilder.”
Hidden Talent: Playing drums.
Biggest Fear: Heights.
Favorite Course: Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta.
Dream Foursome: Davis Love III, Fred Couples and Mark Wahlberg.
Favorite Golfer(s): Tiger Woods, the three listed above, plus Ernie Els.
Words To Live By: Live life to the fullest.
Best Golf Tip: Hit it to the center of the green.
Shot I Love To Practice: Low 8-iron fades.
Needs Improvement: Wedge trajectory and control.
Favorite Club: 3-wood.
Ball Marker: Quarter.
Superstitions: A weird one about which sock to put on which foot.
Age I First Broke 70: 12
Lowest Round Ever: 63.
Love To Trade Places With: Will Ferrell.
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Peyton Manning.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Ping G15 9.5 degrees with X-stiff shaft, 3-WOOD Ping i15 15.5 degrees with X-stiff shaft, IRONS Ping G15 (4-9), WEDGES Ping (47, 52, 56 and 60 degrees), PUTTER Scotty Cameron Oil Can