Due to the global pandemic and the consequential cancellation of tournaments, PGA’s Sentry Tournament of Champions did not only invite the last season’s Champions but also other top-ranked players in the PGA.
Thanks to that someone that did not win an official individual tournament since 2013 won the Tournament of Champions: Harris English (USA).
Joaquín Niemann (CHL) had a great Round 4, nailing six birdies in the first nine. Justin Thomas (USA) pressured right behind him, as he was usually one stroke behind Joaquín.
The young Chilean made a couple of mistakes in the putt. For example, in the 15 he erred a putt for birdie in a par 5. Niemann had the birdie for the solo lead in the 18 but he erred again and closed with a par, for a solid total of 64. Fortunately for him, Justin Thomas also missed a putt in the 17.
But then would come Harris English, who had a discreet round of -4 but it was enough to tie Niemann an force a playoff.
Fresher, English only needed one hole to nail the winning birdie, in the 18. This is English’s first PGA title in almost seven years, although a few weeks ago -and also in 2016- he won the QBE Shootout with Matt Kuchar (USA).
Ryan Palmer (USA) had the best round of the week with a 64 (9 under par) on Day 3. He started as leader today but crumbled with a double bogey in the 11. He was fourth, behind Thomas.
Bryson DeChambeau (USA) also had an excellent Round 4, with 7 under par and a total of -20, closing with an Eagle on the 18. He said he felt rusty in the putts and identified it as the key to improving. He was T7, behind Sungjae Im (KOR) and Xander Schauffele (USA), both T5.
Dustin Johnson (USA) “just” did 2 under par in the first day and that was costly for the rest of the tournament because even a 64 yesterday was only enough to enter the top 10. He finished T11. He is still the world’s #1 with this result