It’s long been said that consistently hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports, though playing quarterback for the New York Jets must rank high on the list.
Winning golf tournaments is up there on the difficulty scale, no matter how easy Tiger Woods once made it look. All a player can control is himself while trying to beat what feels like a battalion coming at him.
When Harris English won the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday in a playoff over Joaquin Niemann, it was his first PGA Tour victory in nearly eight years (though he did team with Matt Kuchar to win the playful QBE Shootout in December) and it extended a theme that has developed in this wraparound season.
There is no time limit on winning.
“Winning is so hard out here and I haven't done it in a long time. I guess I thought it was a little easier said than done.” – Harris English
Stewart Cink went 11 years between wins before taking the Safeway Open last fall. Martin Laird ended a seven-year drought in Las Vegas. Brian Gay (Bermuda) won again ...
Get access to this article and all the quality, in-depth journalism of Global Golf Post Plus.
or Log In